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Frosted Fudge Brownies

 Frosted Fudge Brownies
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 12 years ago. I've made them ever since for family occasions, potlucks and parties at work.
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar

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Frosted Fudge Brownies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
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.