When homemade fudgy chocolate brownies and chocolate frosting come together… you know it’s going to be good.
You begin these brownies with a fudgy, chewy homemade brownie base. Now, I highly recommend using the recipe below to make the brownies-it’s a great one bowl recipe that’s super easy to make. Although I recommend using the Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder, you can go ahead and use whatever cocoa powder you have on hand. I’m just a Ghirardelli Chocolate freak.
After the brownies come out of the oven, you spread the frosting on the them while they’re still warm. That way the frosting kind of melts all the way to the edges, leaving you with a rich and fudge-like frosting.
Trust me on this one. If you like chocolate at all, you NEED to make these babies. I promise your life will be forever changed. ;)
Looking for a crowd pleasing dessert? These Chocolate Frosted Brownies are it. They are out of this world amazing!
Yield: 16 brownies
For the Brownies:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
For the Chocolate Frosting:
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 tablespoons ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.
In a large saucepan over medium low heat, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Hand mix in cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder until just moistened. Spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven 25-27 minutes. Allow brownies to cool in pan on wire rack for 2 minutes. Then turn brownies out onto wire rack and allow to cool.
In a small bowl combine butter, cocoa, honey, vanilla, milk, and confectioners sugar. Frost brownies while they are still warm.
Source: adapted from allrecipes.com
***The pictures in this recipe were updated on January 13, 2014. The picture below is the original photo that I took to accompany these brownies on July 11, 2010. As you can see they did not give them justice. At. All. ***