two tone white chocolate brownies


This has got to be one of the easiest ways to hack a couple of cake mixes into a deliciously dense marbled brownie.  These Two Tone White Chocolate Brownies are dressed up with a fabulous White Chocolate Frosting and even have some melted white chocolate in the white batter too.

But this recipe really requires you use a high quality white chocolate in both the brownies and especially the White Chocolate Frosting. Honestly, you can’t skimp here, as you can really taste the difference.  
No white melting discs or cheap generic brands will give you the flavor of a really good white chocolate.

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I created this recipe for this year’s Valentine’s Day dessert, to accompany a decadent mug of Italiana Cacao d’ Amore. What an amazing combo they make at the end of a romantic Valentine’s evening together. 


two tone white chocolate brownies


Truly, the only part about this recipe that’s tough, is washing two mixing bowls instead of one!  By adding a few eggs, sugar, vanilla and some melted butter, you can change a cake into a nicely dense and chewy brownie texture.  

As a nod to the amazing White Chocolate Frosting that gets slathered on top before decorating, I decided to melt some white chocolate and add it to the white cake mix.  It really lends a lovely hint of chocolate that helps it stand up to the more flavorful chocolate cake batter.


two tone white chocolate brownies

When I did my test run on the recipe, I tried to “marble” the two colors in the traditional fashion.  I put the dark layer on the bottom and the white layer on top.  Then I ran a butter knife through the mixture swirling along as I went.  

While this method works great for thinner batters, it did not work with these brownies.  Even though they turned out delicious (the recipe worked great!), the brownies simply had two layers, one brown and one white.  Oh well, second time’s the charm!

For this batch of brownies, I placed “dollops” of the two colors of batter in the prepared pan, trying to alternate them as best I could.


two tone white chocolate brownies


And as you can see in the finished cakes, this method proved to be successful.  I didn’t worry too much about making a true pattern with the colors, as long as they remained separate while baking, the cakes would look “marbled”.

Of course, these mounds of batter have spaces between them, so you’ll want to take a spatula and push the mounds into the corners and fill in any gaps between the batters.

When that’s done, take a few moments to smooth the top to give your brownies a nice smooth surface.


two tone white chocolate brownies

Once your Two Tone White Chocolate Brownies are in the oven, it’s time to make the White Chocolate Frosting.

It’s really just a buttercream frosting with some melted white chocolate mixed in at the end, so you’ll be familiar with the process.  Since the butter needs to be at room temperature, make sure you take it out early to make blending the frosting easier.  Just follow the recipe and you can’t go wrong, it’s that easy.

You’ll find the printable recipe card for the brownies and frosting at the end of this post.  

Now let me show you how I served these delectable Two Tone White Chocolate Brownies for Valentine’s Day dessert for my hubby and I.



italiana cacao d' amore

Or, SPIKED THICK AND DREAMY ITALIAN STYLE HOT CHOCOLATE, but whatever it’s called, it’s just plain delicious!

The Italians certainly know how to do up a steaming mug of hot chocolate that’s extra-thick and rich.  And since this version is for a Valentine’s evening dessert, I couldn’t resist adding a bit of White Chocolate Liqueur before serving!

As you can see in the image above, I also created some fun and festive “Valentine’s Day Straws” for me and the hubby.  They’re an easy and fast way to make your Valentine’s Day a little more special. 

Of course, as you can see, they also make really fun holiday dessert decorations too.

CLICK THE LINK TO READ THE RECIPE:  Valentine’s Italiana Cacao d’ Amore

I hope you’ll give these incredible Two Tone White Chocolate Brownies a try, even if it isn’t for Valentine’s Day dessert!  They’re so good, I’ll be making them all year round, at least that’s what my husband would love…



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two tone white chocolate brownies

Two-Tone White Chocolate Brownies

Yield: 20 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This super simple recipe may start with white and chocolate cake mixes, but it makes a dense and delicious marbled brownie that's slathered with white chocolate frosting and sprinkles!,


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 2 eggs, gently beaten
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. whole milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup high quality white chocolate, melted
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 eggs, gently beaten
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 6 oz. high quality white chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • Red/White/Pink Decorative Sprinkles, Balls, etc.



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a 9"x13" pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the white cake mix, eggs, vanilla, sugar, melted butter and milk and mix to combine.
  3. Beat in the melted white chocolate and set aside.
  4. Repeat process with dark chocolate batter ingredients.
  5. Place dollops of batters in bottom of prepared pan, alternating to form a pattern to allow swirling.
  6. With a butter knife standing straight up, drag it though the batters to gently swirl together. (less is more here, as you don't want to overmix the colors)
  7. With a rubber spatula, smooth top of batter into an even layer, making sure to push batter into corners.
  8. Bake for 37-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  9. Let cool completely before frosting and cutting.


1. In a medium bowl, add butter and cream with a hand mixer for 1 minute.

2. With mixer running, slowly add sugar and beat until well combined.

3. Add melted chocolate and beat to combine well.

4. Increase speed to medium and beat mixture for 2 minutes.

5. Add vanilla, salt and cream and beat for an additional minute, or until the mixture is creamy and thick.

6. Store in refrigerator, tightly covered for up to 5 days.

FROST AND DECORATE THE BROWNIES AS YOU LIKE - Serve with Cacao d'Amore for a Fabulous Valentine's Day dessert for two!

Nutrition Information
Yield 20 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 450Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 109mgSodium 95mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 0gSugar 33gProtein 3g

Calorie count and nutritional calculations use the entire amount of frosting in recipe.

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