These Cadbury Egg Brownies are fudgy, gooey, and perfect for Easter!
I made you some delicious brownies!
If we are being honest, I never tried a Cadbury Egg until I was 33 years old. It’s a crying shame. Over 3 decades without a sickly sweet, ooey gooey, slightly disturbing Cadbury Egg.
How did I even survive?
The thing is, those bunny commercials freaked me out. What kind of bunny lays eggs? And then we are supposed to eat them? This is all highly unusual.
But I finally caved, and haven’t looked back. Cadbury Eggs for breakfast? I see nothing wrong with this, ma’am. Nothing wrong with this at all.
But lately, I’ve found myself wondering if there is a way to improve upon the Cadbury Egg. Sadly, it has affected my abilities at a wife and mother.
My kids are all, “Mom? Um, I was wondering if we were going to eat any meals today?” and I’m like “hush, children, I am working. And by ‘working,’ I mean thinking about Cadbury Eggs. And by ‘thinking about Cadbury Eggs,’ I mean watching binge watching House of Cards.”
I realize that there are some of you who might not understand. But not everyone is cut out for working from home, I am just saying.
I decided to top fudgy brownies with a thick layer of homemade Cadbury Egg filling. As if that wasn’t enough, I had to go and cover it all in poured fudge frosting.
It’s a glorious embarrassment of riches. Trust me when I say that you shouldn’t live another day without these in your life!
For this recipe, I went with a boxed brownie mix. Feel free to doctor them up with THIS recipe or go completely homemade with THIS recipe. Just be sure to halve them to fit an 8×8 pan. Or don’t halve them, and double the filling and frosting in this recipe.
- 1 box brownie mix, plus eggs, oil, and water to prepare
- Cadbury Egg Filling:
- 3/4 cup light corn syrup
- 6 Tablespoons salted butter, slightly softened
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Poured Fudge Frosting:
- 4 Tablespoons salted butter
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 Tablespoons whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Line an 8x8 square pan with foil. Spray bottom with nonstick spray and set aside.
- Prepare brownies as instructed on box directions, pour into prepared pan, and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until done. Let cool slightly, then prepare filling.
- In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter, light corn syrup, heavy cream, and vanilla on medium speed until combined. Add powdered sugar and beat on medium high until smooth. Set aside 1/4 of filling and color with orange food coloring.
- Spread white filling over surface of brownies. Spoon the orange filling in 4 lines over the top, then use a small knife to marble it. Place uncovered in the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour.
- Prepare fudge frosting: In a small saucepan, heat butter over medium heat until melted. Whisk in milk and cocoa powder, stirring until thick and boiling. Remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar. Pour over brownies, gently spreading to cover. Refrigerate until firm.
Have a very happy Monday!