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 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 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 38793
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

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

ScottsGrace 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 137756
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2009

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

skmanning 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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