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Brownies stuffed with a creamy white chocolate cream cheese filling and a big juicy strawberry on top. These tuxedo brownie cups are elegant and delicious!

Brownies filled with a cream and topped with a bright red strawberry making elegant strawberry brownie tuxedo cups

These Tuxedo Brownie Cups are just what we needed to get us out of our dessert rut. We love brownies, fresh from the oven with a little bit of ice cream, but lately we’ve just been getting a little over exposed to the whole brownie scene. It seems like everywhere you go there’s sure to be a brownie whether it’s church or a friend’s house for dinner. Can you really blame them? Brownies are delicious and they go with just about any occasion or meal so they are the perfect “go to” dessert when you’ve got a lot going on, but it’s time to give brownies a little dressing up.

We wanted to mix up dessert a bit so we tried these Tuxedo Brownie Cups and I’m so glad we did!

The cream cheese filling is absolutely divine, but really can you EVER go wrong with cream cheese filling? It’s creamy and perfect along with that bold chocolate and the fresh, sweet berry.

 A marble background with tiny brownie cups filled with a white chocolate cream cheese filling and a sliced strawberry on top making these the cutest tuxedo brownie cups

A marble counter with a white round plate filled with brownie cups and cream cheese filling with a sliced strawberry on top and more brownie cups in the background.

Lumps in Cream Cheese

Remember, when cooking or baking with cream cheese you need to either set it out for a bit so that you can soften the brick, making a smooth spread, or fill a sink with warm water and let it sit, still in its foil until soft. There’s nothing worse than lumpy cream cheese filling and no amount of beating will smooth out those pieces.

Cream Cheese Filling for Brownies

The cream cheese filling is really simple to make and we often make cream cheese filling ahead of time.

This is a white chocolate cream cheese filling so it’s going to take an extra step but not only is the flavor worth it, it’s incredibly simple so don’t panic.

In a microwave safe bowl, melt down baking white chocolate until smooth. We like to do 20-30 second intervals, stirring in between.

Allow the chocolate to cool completely.

Beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and add in remaining ingredients except the white chocolate. Once the cream cheese is smooth and everything is incorporated, stir in the white chocolate with a spatula.

 

A marble background with a white plate filled with tiny brownie cups filled with a white chocolate cream cheese filling and a sliced strawberry on top making these the cutest tuxedo brownie cups

Filling Brownie Cups

It’s best to use a piping bag, though I know you might be tempted (we, especially Cade, always are!) to use a spoon but it just won’t look as pretty. If you don’t have these simple piping bags, we recommend you get some since they are a great price and you will end up using them from time to time, but if you don’t have time to shop, just use a sealable bag and snip the corner.

A marble background with a white plate filled with tiny brownie cups filled with a white chocolate cream cheese filling and a sliced strawberry on top making these the cutest tuxedo brownie cups

Tuxedo Brownie Cups

With just a hint of orange zest in the filling and a sweet little strawberry on top the whole bite comes to life in your mouth. So yum and perfect for dessert ideas for a party!

Tuxedo Brownie Cups

A marble background with a white plate filled with tiny brownie cups filled with a white chocolate cream cheese filling and a sliced strawberry on top making these the cutest tuxedo brownie cups

Tuxedo Brownie Cups

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 44 minutes
Servings: 48
Brownies stuffed with a creamy white chocolate cream cheese filling and a big juicy strawberry on top. These tuxedo brownie cups are elegant and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 Package Fudge Brownie Mix with a cake like recipe on the back plus ingredients to make it that way
  • 2 Squares 1 oz each white chocolate for baking
  • 2 Tb Milk
  • 1 Pkg 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Cup thawed frozen whipped topping
  • 1 Pint Small strawberries sliced raspberries etc are good too
  • Orange zest mint or chocolate to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Grease mini muffin cups.
  • Prepare brownie mix according to cake like directions.
  • Using small scoop, fill cups 2/3 full.
  • Bake 14 min or until edges are set. Do not overbake.
  • Remove pan to cooling rack.
  • Press tops of brownies with mini tart shaper to make indentations.
  • Cool 15 min.
  • Loosen edges and remove to cool completely.
  • Microwave white chocolate and milk in a small bowl, stirring until smooth. Cool slightly.
  • Combine cream cheese and powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  • Gradually stir in white chocolate until smooth.
  • Fold in whipped topping.
  • Fill cups with cream cheese mixture.
  • Arrange strawberries on top like tuxedo or just use them to garnish if you are in a hurry.
  • Refrigerate 1-3 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Tuxedo Brownie Cups
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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15 comments

  • Hello, the last few times I have made these I can’t seem to get the brownies out of the mini muffin pan without them sticking and the brownie falls apart . Am I over cooking them ? Any suggestions?

    Thank you !

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    • Are you greasing the muffin tin? If you grease the pan, there shouldn’t be any sticking.

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    • Thank you for replying to me 🙂

      Yes. I used Bakers Joy spray. I am thinking that might be the problem . I have made these in the past with no issue but the last few times I have tried the brownies stick to the pan . What do you use?

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  • I’ve been making this recipe for many years. I got it from Pampered Chef.  They are so yummy.  

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    • ohhh! Maybe that’s where my friend got her’s!

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  • I I don’t have a tart shaper, is there something else I can use to make the intentions?

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    • *indentions

      • Reply
    • Hi, You can use the end of a wooden spoon. 🙂

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    • try the bottom of a shot glass if you have no tart shaper or try the end of a tension rod

      • Reply
      • Great tip!

  • Hi,
    these are SOOO GOOD!!
    I was wondering if you had any advice for me… the bottom half of the brownies are overdone when i bake them. I tried to do for less time but the tops weren’t done. Should i try baking them at 350 instead for less time? Not sure what to do..

    • Reply
    • Hi! Is your pan light or a dark metal? That’s usually the culprit. You could certainly lower to 350 though. 🙂

      • Reply
      • i had most of them in a dark pan

      • Dark pans are what I have too and they tend to overcook so I have to really watch our ovens. 🙁

  • This sounds like the perfect combination of flavors!

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