OK, so I have a thing for desserts. These brownies are so good and super easy to make but look like you have been baking all day. I found the original recipe in an old Duncan Hines cookbook about 25 years ago. I have made them many times since always to rave reviews.
1 package Duncan Hines Brownie Mix (I use milk chocolate lovers)
2 packages of 3 ounce each cream cheese
5 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
Easy Milk Chocolate Frosting:
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350º. Soften cream cheese and butter; beat together. Add sugar, eggs, flour, and vanilla; beat until smooth and set aside. Mix cakelike brownies as directed on the package. Pour half the brownie batter into a greased 13×9 pan; pour all the cream cheese mixture over the brownie layer. Spoon remaining brownie batter in spots over the top. Swirl the two mixtures together with a knife or spatula. Bake at 350º for 35 to 40 minutes or until done. Cool.
Easy Milk Chocolate Frosting~~Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in cocoa until dissolved. Add confectioner’s sugar, milk, and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Add more milk if needed for a soft spreading consistency. Frost brownies. Let set until firm; cut into squares.