The title says it all! These are seriously Death by Chocolate Brownies and they are seriously, absolutely so fabulous tasting. These brownies are for serious chocolate lovers, absolute chocoholics, brownie and chocolate addicts, must-have-chocolate-now people......like myself! I have probably told you enough that I LOVE BROWNIES, I am in love with them, they are my absolute favorite dessert of all time! So, I created this super decadant brownie for all of you out there who feel the same way I do about brownies!
These brownies have four wonderful layers of chocolate. You have a brownie base that gets swirled together with a lucious and smooth chocolate cheesecake layer which is studded with double chocolate oreos. Then you bake it, let it cool and top them off with a creamy chocolate fudge buttercream. These are very rich, moist and dense, chocolately and fudgey and they are just perfect...... in my humble opinion!
Death by Chocolate Brownies:
For the Brownies:
-1 box of your favorite brownie mix, plus the ingredients called for on the box, or 1 recipe of your favorite brownie recipe for a 13x9-inch pan
-Chocolate Cheesecake Layer (recipe below)
-Chocolate Fudge Buttercream (recipe below)
For the Chocolate Cheesecake Layer:
-6 oz. cream cheese, softened
-1/2 cup sugar
-2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
-1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-2 eggs, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Spread half of it into a greased 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.
In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla until smooth. Add melted chocolate and eggs and beat on low speed just until combined. Spread evenly over brownie batter. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely on a wire rack. Once they are cooled, frost with chocolate buttercream. Store covered in an airtight container in the refrigerated.
For the Frosting:
-6 tablespoons butter, softened
-5 tablespoons cocoa powder
-1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
-1-2 tablespoons milk
-1/2 cup hot fudge topping, such as Smucker's
-1/2 tsp. vanilla
Cream the butter. Slowly mix in the cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Add the milk, hot fudge and vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy.