These brownies are light and crumbly, with a punch of strawberry flavor. I made them one night with my boyfriend's daughter trying to teach her that there are no limits on what can be used when baking and cooking. I decided to use the fresh strawberries I had just purchased. I wouldn't suggest using frozen strawberries but if you do, defrost and drain well.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 brownies
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie plate.

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  • Whisk together egg, melted butter, and vanilla in a large bowl. Puree about 1/4 cup of the sliced strawberries and whisk into the butter. Sift together the sugar, cocoa powder, and cake flour. Fold into the butter, and mix until well incorporated. Use more flour if needed to end up with a mixture in between a cake batter and a cookie dough (the strawberries will add additional moisture). Gently fold in the remaining sliced strawberries and pour the batter into prepared pie plate.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 42.1g 14% DV; fat 19.8g 31% DV; cholesterol 67.4mg 23% DV; sodium 139.6mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2008
A quick and easy recipe. I pureed all the berries in a mini food procesor and added them to the egg/ butter mixture. Also I didn't use the 1 Tbs of vanilla- why too much I only used 1 1/2 tsp. The brownies came out very moist and no soggy spots from the strawberries.. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2010
I was looking for a recipe to use those strawberries that still have a little life but not much more -- these were interesting but not something I'd make again. Read More
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39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2008
A quick and easy recipe. I pureed all the berries in a mini food procesor and added them to the egg/ butter mixture. Also I didn't use the 1 Tbs of vanilla- why too much I only used 1 1/2 tsp. The brownies came out very moist and no soggy spots from the strawberries.. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2006
So different but really good. I decided to make this because I had a lot of strawberries. But now I'll be buying strawberries just to make this recipe. Very easy to mix together though I did have some trouble pureeing that small an amount of strawberries. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2010
I was looking for a recipe to use those strawberries that still have a little life but not much more -- these were interesting but not something I'd make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2010
Delicious! I didn't read the reviews until after I had them in the oven, and was slightly unnerved after reading how so many people pureed all of the strawberries or didn't like the texture with whole sliced strawberries. I treated the strawberries exactly how the recipe intends and I am in LOVE with this dessert. I love the slightly strawberry taste of the brownies themselves, and the chunks of sliced strawberries are a fabulous addition. I did use a box of brownie mix, though, because I was out of cocoa powder. I followed the "fudge-like" recipe on the box, minus the water. (so 2 eggs and oil. the strawberry purree essentially replaced the water) The brownie mix I used was verrrry chocolately, which was wonderful, so if making from scratch I would recommend a strong chocolate taste (since I didn't use this brownie recipe, I can't many any suggestions in this regard). I liked baking in a pie dish as well because of the thickness (so 8x8 square pan would also work well, but I would definitely not recommend a 9x13 pan.) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2009
This is a good idea but I had to do some tweaking for our tastes. Like other reviewers suggested I pureed all the strawberries. In addition to the vanilla (I did use the full amount--LOVE vanilla!) I also added some chocolate extract and some natural strawberry flavoring. I also added more sugar because my strawberries were a little tart and because I also added more cocoa. I also added baking powder and salt and some chopped bittersweet chocolate. I baked in a 10x10 stoneware (King Arthur Flour original). The taste was very good and my family gave them a thumbs up. Read More
(13)
Rating: 2 stars
04/05/2017
Overall I didn't care for this recipe but it did use some interesting ideas. I did like the taste of the brownie batter with the addition of the puree. I should have just left it like that and left out the fresh berries. The consistency of the fresh berries cooked into the brownie batter just did not appeal to me at all. It was more of a texture problem for me than the taste. Also the brownie batter did need a strong chocolate taste IMHO. I will take the idea of pureeing some fruit with me from the recipe and use that in another recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2007
The brownie is nice and chewy however the moist fruit pieces tend to leave mushy spots which gives it an odd un-brownie like texture. I'd reccomend just using the puree in the batter and upping the amount just enough to make it easy to blend. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2009
These were pretty smelled delicious and the flavor was great but the texture was fudgelike and somewhat off-putting. I don't think I would make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2010
I love the idea of Strawberry brownies and I took the advice of others and pureed the strawberries. I always try the batter before I make anything and it was really tasty. Although when the finished product came out of the oven I found they tasted too much like coco powder and not enough like chocolate even after using chocolate chips. Will try again but with semi-sweet baking chocolate. Read More
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