For my last entry into this season’s (Season 2) Real Women of Philadlephia’s Video Host Contest (Sponsored by Kraft and Paula Deen) I knew I had to “pump it up a notch” but keep it simple too!! So, I decided on a Strawberry Shortcake, but NOT ANY Shortcake!!

Strawberry ShortBrownies!

Looks Yummy?? Yes it is!!  Fresh Strawberries tops this easy sweet dessert. But the strawberries aren’t only used for the top, oh no! They’re pureed and mixed with Kraft Philadelphia Strawberry Cream Cheese along with a few other ingredients for a refreshingly sweet and easy filling. This filling is spooned between 2 decadent chocolate brownies. Of course, I couldn’t stop with just the strawberries sliced on top. Kraft Cool Whip whipped topping is dolloped along with chocolate syrup drizzled over the short tower.

I didn’t mind taking time to fix this dessert. You wont’ either!! Such a great dessert for the entire family.

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Strawberry ShortBrownies

A “twist” on the classic strawberry shortcake. Brownies appear in place of the normal “cake” in this decadent layered dessert. A creamy strawberry-puree filling complements the chocolaty brownies. This dessert doesn’t stop there. The layers of brownies and filling are topped with sliced strawberries, dollops of Cool Whip topping and drizzled with chocolate syrup. Philadelphia strawberry cream cheese lends it’s creaminess and cream cheese flavor to the yummy filling. This is a crowd-pleasing dessert that can be served for any event. You’ll have “takers” to lick all of the mixing spoons used in this one!

Yields: 6 Servings (12 brownies)

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 28 minutes

Total time: 48 minutes


1 (19 to 21 ounce) package fudge brownie mix

amount of oil per package instructions

amount of water per package instructions

1 to 3 eggs(per package instructions)


1 to 1 1/2 cups strawberries, caps removed

8 oz. Philadelphia strawberry cream cheese

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup granulated or powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


2 cups sliced strawberries

8oz. container Cool Whip® Topping

2/3 cup chocolate syrup


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease oblong pan, 13 x 9 x 2 inches.

Prepare brownies as directed on package. Bake per package instructions (28-30 minutes) or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out almost clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into 1 to 2 inch squares.

Puree strawberries in a food processor. Place cream cheese, butter, sugar and cinnamon into food processor with strawberries; pulse until creamy.

Plate two brownies with tablespoonfuls of filling spooned in the middle. Top with sliced strawberries, dollops of whipped topping and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Repeat with remaining brownies, filling and topping ingredients. Serve immediately.

Tip: Filling can be chilled for 20 minutes to thicken slightly.


About Angela Milani

My love of cooking has taken over. I was on the net one day and saw an ad for a recipe contest. I entered. Then, I entered another. Then another, and so on and when I won a contest... an entire year's worth of tomato products, I was hooked. Since then, I've entered many many different recipe contests. I have won a trip to New York, entries into cook-offs, a recipe published in a Kraft/Paula Deen cookbook and many food products and food related items. I enjoy cooking and entering recipe contests. I hope I spark an interest in others to create something they can be proud of. I'm always getting more ideas from the internet. Wow, I remember not having the internet years ago. It's a God send and I'm trying to cover every inch of the food sites!! Join me in my quest to keep fresh ideas flowing and creating new and exciting dishes.
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