Much like chocolate chip cookies, I think one can never really have enough recipes for chocolate brownies. There are so many different options for brownies, which can all be delicious in their own way. Fudgy or cakey? Frosted or plain? Filled with nuts or chocolate chips? I’ve tried several different brownie recipes over the last couple of years, and these are by far my favorite. I’ve made them for tons of different occasions and these Fudgy Frosted Brownies always disappear in no time.
I love that these brownies come together quickly and the ingredients are all pantry staples that I almost always have on hand. Whether you need a treat for a birthday party, pot-luck, or a random weekend afternoon, these will be perfect. I promise you’ll find yourself walking back by the pan again and again and slicing off little pieces just to ‘straighten up the edges’. I know, we’ve all been there.
- 1 cup butter
- 6 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1½ cup flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 2½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup cream
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 inch pan with foil and lightly grease the foil. Set aside.
- Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Stir until smooth and fully melted. Remove from heat and whisk in the sugar and brown sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring until smooth, followed by the vanilla extract. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir until mostly combined, then add the chocolate chips and stir until all of the dry ingredients are incorporated. Pour the batter into the pan and smooth into an even layer. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until a toothpick in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
- Cream the butter, cocoa powder, and salt in an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes. Decrease the speed of the mixer and stir in the powdered sugar until smooth. Add the vanilla and gradually pour in the cream, a few tablespoons at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Beat on high for several minutes until smooth and fluffy. Spread the frosting over the brownies. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Source: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe