Mini Brownie Fruit Pizzas with Cream Cheese Frosting

06.13.2014

Mini Brownie Fruit Pizzas with Cream Cheese Frosting | Cooking Classy

Just imagine a rich and decadent, chewy brownie topped with a melt-in-your-mouth delicious, sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting and all of that goodness topped with plenty of fresh fruit. Then imagine all of that in a fun, individual, hand holdable form that no one will be able to resist (Fruit pizzas were made to be mini. It’s just fancier that way). With that said, you simply just have to make these!

When a brownie is sitting in front of me I know I can never restrain myself, then you add something like this to it and I’m most certainly doomed. At least with these it’s like portion control and they aren’t too big I guess. So, that means at least two, right :)?

If you want to go the easier route with these, bake the brownies in a whoopie pie pan or bake in the 13 by 9-inch pan and don’t cut circles. Instead simply frost the whole layer of brownies, top with fruit then cut int squares. Either way everyone is going to love them!

Enjoy!

Mini Brownie Fruit Pizzas with Cream Cheese Frosting | Cooking Classy

This recipe for the brownie base is adapted from a Food.com recipe. They are a great resource if you haven’t already checked them out!

Mini Brownie Fruit Pizzas with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

Yield: about 14 mini pizzas

Mini Brownie Fruit Pizzas with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Fresh fruit, diced small, for topping
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 6 Tbsp cream cheese, softened
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13 by 9-inch baking dish and line with one long sheet of parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on two sides. Butter parchment paper (or foil), set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together melted butter and cocoa powder until well blended. Mix in sugar and salt. Using a wooden spoon, blend in eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla extract then add flour and stir until no streaks of flour remain. Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake in preheated oven 18 - 20 minutes, until toothpick inserted into center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Set baking dish on a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Using overhang of parchment, lift brownies from pan. Using a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter, cut brownies into rounds* (I got 14. The tops crack a little but that's fine because they are frosted anyway. Also they'll stick to the cookie cutter since the brownies are so moist, so just carefully push down on the edges of brownie being cut when lifting cookie cutter up). Frost each round with cream cheese frosting (pipe or spread) then top with fresh fruit (for the bananas I tossed in a light lemon water mixture then dried so they didn't brown so quickly). For best results serve just after assembling (you can make both the brownies and frosting ahead of time, you can even frost them the day before and refrigerate them, just add the fruit just before serving).
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip cream cheese and butter until smooth and fluffy. Mix in vanilla then add powdered sugar and continue to whip mixture until smooth and fluffy.
  • *For an easier method, bake brownies in a whoopie pie pan or bake in the 13 by 9 and skip the cutting into rounds part, simply frost the entire layer, top with fruit then cut into bars.
  • Recipe Source: brownie recipe adapted from Food.com, inspired by A Farmgirl's Dabbles
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2014/06/mini-brownie-fruit-pizzas-cream-cheese-frosting/

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18 comments

  • Matt Robinson: These are so great Jaclyn!! What a fun summer treat June 13, 2014 at 11:37am Reply

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice: These brownie pizzas look so adorable! Love the fun twist on these, instead of using sugar cookies. Pinned! June 13, 2014 at 12:05pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: So pretty and I have never seen brownie/fruit pizzas, only sugar cookies or white cookies. I love the way you think :) June 13, 2014 at 12:53pm Reply

  • Lindsay Ann @ Lindsay Ann Bakes: These might even be better than your cookie fruit pizzas!!! I bet the chocolate brownies is sooo good with the fresh juicy strawberry! Must try! June 13, 2014 at 1:46pm Reply

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts: brownies, cream cheese frosting AND fresh fruit!??! LOVE this so much!! I’d devour 3 or 4, at least! June 13, 2014 at 2:30pm Reply

  • Char: Those look so pretty and so delicious! I think I need to make some real soon! June 13, 2014 at 3:01pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): I love your brownie spin on fruit pizzas, these look so good! June 13, 2014 at 7:28pm Reply

  • JoanneMarie: Could you substitute muffin or mini muffin pans for the whoopie pie pans? How about using a round cake pan, or two instead of the 13 x 9 so it still looks like a pizza? I really want to try this recipe. June 14, 2014 at 7:27am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think the muffin pans might work, they just might sink in the middles a bit. But yes you could definitely use the round cake pans and cut them like pizza slices instead. I hope you love it! June 14, 2014 at 12:19pm Reply

  • Matea: Brownies with cream cheese frosting and fruits? How can anyone resist! June 21, 2014 at 8:21am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Exactly my thoughts :)! June 21, 2014 at 10:06am Reply

  • Julie: Great recipe – thoughts on if I would be successful doing this in muffin/cupcake “cups”? Thanks! June 25, 2014 at 7:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think that should work okay, they might sink a little in the center but you could fill it with frosting. June 25, 2014 at 10:16pm Reply

      • Julie: That’s what I’m thinking/hoping. Will try them that way tomorrow :) June 26, 2014 at 6:06pm Reply

  • Anna B.: I didn’t have any cream cheese, so I just made the brownies in a 13×9 pan. Ohmygosh, they are delicious! I love how thin they baked. I will definitely be making this my go-to brownie recipe. February 13, 2015 at 7:56am Reply

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