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Slice of Chocolate Chip Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting on a Round Plate

Chocolate Chip Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownies filled with toasted pecans are topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting. These are seriously THE BOMB!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 Brownies
Calories 411kcal
Author Barb


  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tsp dried espresso powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • tsp salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans toasted
  • 6 ounces 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 6 Tbsp butter softened
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


  • Grated chocolate optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • To Make the Brownies
  • Melt the butter and chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Add the dried espresso and mix to combine. Cool to room temperature.
  • Cream sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl; add chocolate mixture and mix well.
  • Combine flour and salt with a whisk and add to chocolate mixture, mix well.
  • Stir in pecans and chocolate chips and spread batter into a greased and floured 9X13 inch pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool.
  • To Make the Frosting
  • Beat the cream cheese until soft. Add the butter, beating until smooth. Stir in the milk and vanilla.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth; add milk a half teaspoon at a time if necessary until desired spreading consistency,.
  • Spread over cooled brownies; garnish with chocolate if desired.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g