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Recipe for strawberry brownie slices: this is how easy it is to make a delicious chocolate dessert

Summertime is strawberry time and we can’t wait. That’s why today we’re introducing a super delicious recipe that combines two of our most popular ingredients for desserts – strawberries and chocolate. These strawberry brownie slices are sweet, juicy, and pretty easy to make. Take a look at the recipe and see for yourself.

Brownie cuts with strawberries

Almost everyone likes chocolate, which is why the American chocolate cake, still known as brownie, is one of the most popular desserts of all. This is a classic recipe that can be refined as desired. Just in time for the strawberry season, we will now show you how you can prepare the delicious brownies with strawberries.

Make strawberry brownie slices yourself: Here’s how it works!

Ingredients for strawberry brownie cuts

This strawberry brownie cake not only tastes wonderful, it is also decorated with loving strawberry hearts. In our article “Make your own strawberry decorations for cakes” you can discover other original ideas for decorating desserts with strawberries. To make this ultimate chocolate treat yourself, you need the following ingredients.

  • 170 grams of butter (salted or unsalted)
  • 100 grams + 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 350 grams + 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 100 grams of flour
  • 2 cups (approx. 200 grams) coarsely chopped dark chocolate
  • 80 grams of strawberry jam
  • 4 medium-sized strawberries

Make your own brownies recipe instructions

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line a square casserole dish (20 x 20 cm) with parchment paper, leaving a protrusion of 2 centimeters (or grease the form well and dust it with flour) and set aside.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat, add cocoa powder and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth. Stir in sugar, salt, eggs and vanilla extract. Add the flour and stir until everything is well mixed.

Set aside half a cup of the chopped chocolate and stir the rest into the brownie batter.

Strawberry Brownie Slices Step by Step

Spread the dough evenly in the prepared pan. Since the dough is very stiff, this works best with the back of a wooden spoon. If available, hold an offset spatula briefly under hot water and use it to spread the dough into the corners.

Put the jam on the brownie and spread roughly with a skewer. The jam should appear marbled and not be mixed in completely, leaving pockets behind. Then spread the remaining chocolate over it.

Make small hearts out of strawberries yourself

Remove the stalks of the strawberries, make two diagonal cuts downwards to create a V-shape in the top of each berry (as shown). Then cut the strawberries lengthways into thin slices. This is how the sweet heart shapes are created, which are now sprinkled over the brownies.

Bake the strawberry brownie for about 40-45 minutes, until the edges are firm and the brownie surface appears dry (apart from the chocolate chips). If you press the center lightly, the dessert should still be a little soft.

Let the cake cool in the pan for at least 20 minutes before lifting it out and cutting it into squares.

Strawberry Brownie Slice Recipe with Strawberry Hearts

Different variations for strawberry brownies

Variants for brownie cakes with strawberries

Like any other dessert, the strawberry brownie slices can be refined as desired. Here we have collected a few variations of the recipe that you can use to customize the brownie with strawberries to suit your own taste.

Chocolate cake with icing or cream

Strawberry Brownie Cake with White Chocolate

Although the classic brownie has no glaze, it makes these delicious cuts even tastier and gives them a completely new look. The possibilities are as good as infinite. For example, you can melt dark and white chocolate and drizzle fine lines over the cake. A delicious cream made from cream and cream cheese would also go perfectly with it. You can also color the cream pink if you like by adding two tablespoons of strawberry puree. Here we give a simple recipe for cream cheese frosting.

Strawberry brownie slices with mascarpone cream and fresh strawberries

Ingredients:

  • 225 grams of cream cheese at room temperature
  • 80 grams of butter at room temperature
  • 65 grams of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt

Preparation:

Put the cream cheese and butter in a bowl and beat with a hand mixer (or a stand mixer with a whisk attachment) for about 2 minutes. It is important that the ingredients are at room temperature, otherwise you will not get the consistency of a cream. As soon as the mixture looks whipped, add the sugar, vanilla and salt and beat again until everything is well mixed.

Extra strawberries, please!

Decorate the chocolate brownie with cream and fresh strawberries

If you want to make the strawberry taste even more intense, you can refine the dessert with fresh strawberries. Since the brownie is usually very sweet, its taste is perfectly complemented by the slightly sour strawberries. However, if you want to sweeten the strawberries a bit, there is a very simple trick. Put the fruits in a bowl, sprinkle with some granulated or powdered sugar and set aside for 15 minutes. The strawberries absorb the sugar and become sweeter.

Strawberry Brownie Cake for Birthday

Strawberry brownie cake with chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries

A strawberry and chocolate cake is perfect for a birthday in summer. You can use the recipe for brownie cakes for the cake bases and prepare a delicious cream with mascarpone as a filling and coating. If you like it even more chocolaty, you can coat the cake with a homemade chocolate ganache. You can combine fresh strawberries with other types of berries as a decoration for the cake. In addition, the shape of the chocolate cake with strawberries does not necessarily have to be round. With a heart spring form, the cake bases can be designed like hearts. The heart shape works even without a heart shape, as we will show in this article.

Strawberry chocolate cake with brownie base