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Brownies with Vanilla Cream Filling

Brownies with Vanilla Cream Filling

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Brownies with vanilla cream filling have a thick brownie base topped with a layer of vanilla cream and a top layer of milk chocolate glaze. The best brownie dessert recipe for chocolate lovers!

Brownies with Vanilla Cream Filling stacked on a white plate

Disclosures: I received an OXO Good Brownie Tool set, including a brownie spatula, 6 piece measuring spoon set, a 6 piece measuring cup set and a silicone pastry brush. I was invited to help spread the word about this wonderful cause by sharing a favorite brownie recipe. I elected to spread the word due to my passion for finding cures for all types of cancer. I was not compensated for writing this post.

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Brownies with Vanilla Cream Filling

A thick brownie base, a layer of vanilla cream filling and a milk chocolate glaze…doesn’t that sound heavenly? Well, you KNOW it is when it is a recipe from my sweet friend, Danielle, of Hugs & Cookies XOXO. It’s once again time for us to bake from each other’s blogs…and I selected these rich, irresistible Brownies with Vanilla Cream Filling. And they worked perfectly as part of another project (besides satisfying the sweet tooth of both Katie and Bill).

Brownies with Vanilla Cream Filling

I can picture adding some orange food coloring to the filling for a Halloween treat, green and mint extract for a grasshopper version and a myriad of other options. I would consider doubling the chocolate topping as it barely covered my brownies…and who wouldn’t go for more chocolate??? As always, a huge thank you to Danielle for bringing more deliciousness to my kitchen!

As a former oncology RN, I was thrilled to be selected by OXO to bake brownies for their Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Campaign. They will donate $100 to the fund just because I posted a brownie recipe in September! How cool is that? And you, too, can help raise money in support of pediatric cancer research by looking for  the green sticker shown below on select OXO baking products.  OXO will donate 25 cents in support of pediatric cancer research as part of its $100,000* pledge to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for each of these specially labeled products sold.

In 2013, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through the sales of the aforementioned tools, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Check the links below to see how else you can get involved…all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research.


A couple of things to help you make the recipe for brownies with vanilla cream filling:

8-inch Square Baking Pan

Measuring Cups and Spoons

Yield: 16 brownies

Brownies with Vanilla Cream Filling

Brownies with Vanilla Cream Filling

Fudgy brownies with a chocolate topping and vanilla cream filling

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


For Brownies:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cups all purpose flour

For Cream Filling:

  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-3 teaspoons cream (start with 1 teaspoon and add more if filling is too thick)

For Glaze:

  • 3 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350º and line 8"x8" pan with nonstick foil. In a large bowl, add eggs, and beat with cocoa, salt, baking powder. Stir until fully combined and smooth. In the microwave, melt butter. When melted, add sugar, and stir to combine. Add warm butter/sugar mixture to the egg/cocoa mixture, stirring until smooth. Mix in vanilla. Add the flour to batter and stir until fully incorporated. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake brownies about 35-40 minutes or until inserting a toothpick leaves only moist crumbs. Cool completely.
  2. With a hand mixer, beat together all of the filling ingredients. Add a teaspoon of cream to make filling spreadable and up to a tablespoon if needed (I used 1 teaspoon). Pour on top of cooled brownies and spread. Return to freezer until set.
  3. To make glaze, microwave the chocolate chips and butter until smooth and spread on top of the brownies. Chill again before cutting.

Yield: 16 brownies

Total time: 2+ hours with chilling times

Note: consider doubling the chocolate glaze to get full coverage.


Recipe created from King Arthur Flour, Love and Olive Oil and Hugs and Cookies XOXO

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g
You can find Danielle on her blog, Hugs & Cookies XOXOFacebook, or Twitter.
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31 comments on “Brownies with Vanilla Cream Filling”

  1. Awesome brownies for a great cause Liz! The idea of the colors is just the thing to get me out of thinking about a halloween idea!

  2. At first glance, I thought those brownies looked just like a chocolate candy I use to love eons ago. I think they were called Forever Yours. They were layered much like these brownies and I think during Halloween, they use to fill them with orange cream. So, as you can imagine, I’m really going to have to make it my business to try these brownies. They sound like they are right up my alley.

    I’ll be watching for those stickers too Liz. One can never have enough cooking tools especially when it’s for such a good cause.

    Thanks for sharing, Liz…

  3. Cream filled brownies?! Yes please!!! These sound amazing, Liz.

  4. Wow! Amazing brownies for such a wonderful cause! You can be proud working with OXO on this great campaign! And what brownies! I am just a little bit stunned by their beauty. I imagine they taste as fabulous as they look!

  5. Queen of Brownies, that is what you are!

  6. These are just too good to be true. YUM!!!!

  7. These sound so nice. How great that they are donating to charity too!

  8. OXO tools are my favorite. They’re easy to use, last a lifetime and easy to hold. I’m in need of a few tools so I’ll be sure to run by the store and check for the green label.

    OXO picked a great representative since you’re such a terrific baker. Nice recipe.

  9. Once again…amazing brownies, Lizzy! Love these great products for baking, and who could be a better representative that can get the ‘word’ out there; but you:) xoxo

  10. Wow, Liz! Amazing brownies for an amazing cause! These brownies are absolutely divine! Perfection is written all over them 🙂

  11. Our mouths are watering!! These look so good!

  12. Wow this is like a decadent bar with a brownie base, looks so heavenly sweet.

  13. I think that must the tastiest looking dessert I have seen in a week and as you know I see beautiful deseserts every single day on different blogs……….my mouth is actually watering!!

  14. Heavenly brownies from Angel Liz for a fantastic cause <3

    Thank you for the tip on doubling the chocolate.
    Like your suggestion about playing with the filling, too.

    Happy Monday!

  15. Delicious brownies, I definitely would not mind eating a few! 🙂

  16. Liz, I haven’t seen you visit for a while, but, girl, I totally don’t blame you. I don’t know how you keep up with it all. These look wonderful!!

  17. This is such a great twist on brownies! The idea of cream filling has my mouth watering!

  18. look delicious Lizzy!!

  19. OXO is awesome! I love the idea of adding food orange for halloween! perfect!

  20. Your layers are so perfect, as always. Love that vanilla cream filling!

  21. They look absolutely heavenly! YUM! What a fun thing you and Danielle do each month!

  22. So happy you had the chance to participate in this. OXO products are the best! I love the variations you shared and I want to try the Halloween version for sure.

  23. A cream filling inside a brownie?! I’ll take a dozen, please!

  24. I love this cause and how they going about helping with cookies and other treats. There are no words for these brownies. Amazing!

  25. OXO products are wonderful and I love their cause. You made some perfect brownies to help them pass the message of childhood cancer.

  26. Lizzy,
    I always love your brownie recipes. Pinned.

  27. I’m doing #OXOGoodBrownie, too! My post will go up later this week, but my brownies will be nowhere near as beautiful as yours! They’re gorgeous! My stomach is grumbling just reading about that vanilla cream layer…

  28. An incredible brownie for a wonderful cause!! And thanks for the “double the topping” tip… I’m a topping fan!

  29. These brownies look and sound amazing, especially for such a wonderful cause!

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