Frosted Fudge Brownies Recipe
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Frosted Fudge Brownies Recipe

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A neighbor brought over a pan of these rich brownies along with the recipe when I came home from the hospital with our baby daughter. I've made them ever since for family occasions, potlucks and parties at work. —Sue Soderlund, Elgin, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 277 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 248 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, melt butter. Remove from the heat. Stir in cocoa; cool. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until blended. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture. Stir in vanilla and the cooled chocolate mixture until well blended.
  2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cocoa and vanilla. Add enough milk until the frosting achieves spreading consistency. Spread over brownies. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Fudge Brownies in Country Woman May/June 2000, p29

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Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"too cut back on the sodium intake... I use unsalted butter! and cut back on the sugar content as well to 1 1/4 cups! cant tell the difference either and I cheated... i used 2 different cans of chocolate frosting... every1 thought I had worked so hard to make these... little piggs!"

Reviewed May. 17, 2016

"My boys (who are avid boxed brownie fans) really enjoyed these. I will definitely be making them again."

Reviewed May. 8, 2016

"3 stars for the frosting. These didn't come out Fudge-like and they tasted too salty. The frosting was absolutely delicious, I'm going to use it for other frosted goodies in the future."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

"Fantastic. Best brownie recipe ever and easy to make. Added chocolate chips (as if there weren't enough chocolate) at husband's request. Amazing!"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2015

"These were perfect. First attempt at non-boxed brownies and they were a hit with the whole family!"

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