Favorite Frosted Brownies Recipe
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Favorite Frosted Brownies Recipe

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I don't think you can overdo chocolate for this holiday. Candy sprinkles dress up my tried-and-true brownies for the occasion.—Barbara Birk, St. George, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Decorating sprinkles, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 445 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a bowl, beat the butter, milk and vanilla; add cocoa. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies. Decorate with sprinkles if desired. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Favorite Frosted Brownies in Taste of Home February/March 2003, p23

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Irascible_Baker User ID: 8765838 245180
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"Very soft, moist brownie with classic chocolate frosting. These probably would be living in my dreams if I was still a child. Great, easy recipe for a gathering!"

jeanemed User ID: 1512060 87535
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

"Fantastic brownie! I often add whipped cream instead if the milk in the frosting makes it super fluffy. Served these at my neice's wedding reception. Everyone lived them."

skmanning User ID: 684781 38793
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"These are fabulous! I have made them many times."

ScottsGrace User ID: 2739134 90224
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2010

"I'm a chewy brownie kind of girl...I thought this recipe was ok but nothing wow'd me! It was more cake-like...might be what you're looking for if you like cake brownies. :)"

KEBabcock User ID: 4034625 137756
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2009

"These are great brownies. My Family and I loved them."

skmanning User ID: 684781 61788
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009 Edited Apr. 5, 2010

"This is a fabulous recipe. I have made it many times and made it for other people and everyone loves them."

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