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Frosted Fudge Brownies Recipe

Frosted Fudge Brownies Recipe

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 YIELD: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 whole milk


  • 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 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 277 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Frosted Fudge Brownies

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dianegaj User ID: 5622639 261675
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2017

"very good I didn't try the FROSTING: next time and ill add some nuts too to it"

sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 253982
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2016

"Great recipe, tastes just like my grandma used to make!"

chaosmommy User ID: 2687796 253795
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2016

"These were more cakey than fudgey, but very chocolately and good! I added sprinkles to the top and used unsalted butter."

MorganMcCance User ID: 8385593 249208
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"A little to chocolaty for me, but loved the moist brownie taste. Everyone devoured it at the Sunday dinner!"

mlberestka User ID: 7924013 248772
Reviewed May. 29, 2016

"Excellent, love those mushy type brownies."

salisuz User ID: 8868466 248730
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!"

stephrae User ID: 6656051 248318
Reviewed May. 17, 2016

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

Nappy100 User ID: 792123 247970
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."

tigerlilie05 User ID: 5523364 237852
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!"

Raymondsmom User ID: 6188673 233999
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2015

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

kmolina6 User ID: 8417293 230660
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"These are the most delicious brownies you'll ever make! I never bother to buy a mix anymore! The frosting is what makes these brownies outstanding! Try them and see for yourself,and you won't be disappointed. I've been making these brownies for several years"

jackie.baker User ID: 3555282 228661
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"Too cakey for me. I thought they'd be chewy with the word fudge in the name."

KY_Cook User ID: 1619535 218902
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"These are delicious!"

hubbard1224 User ID: 8159224 215550
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Very delicious brownie.. Not too rich...just right!"

coasterqueen User ID: 7871755 203610
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2014

"Best brownies I've ever made. Definately a 5-star recipe. I added a little extra confectioners sugar to the icing and added some chopped pecans for the top. YUM!"

shoppinggal User ID: 2052444 32259
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

"The best brownies I have ever had!"

thili User ID: 7211984 85609
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"the best brownies i ever make.............."

thili User ID: 7211984 23242
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"the best brownies i ever make"

KimberlyRL User ID: 4851499 69936
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"Excellent recipe that I have made

Many times. Very easy to whip up with ingredients already on hand."

KristiJo User ID: 887218 52776
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2013

"These are my favorite brownies (when I'm not wanting a nut-less kind). They're so rich that it really satisfies that chocolate craving!"

strawberry25 User ID: 6119866 41558
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2012

"These brownies would be really good but my personal opinion about this recipe is that the teaspoon of salt should be cut to 1/2 teaspoon and the butter to use is unsalted butter then next time some one try this recipe a teaspoon of salt would be perfect"

strawberry25 User ID: 6119866 27745
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2012

"These brownies would be really but my personal opinion about this recipe is that the teaspoon of salt should be cut to 1/2 teaspoon and the butter to use is unsalted butter then next time some one try this recipe a teaspoon of salt would be perfect"

Green.devonna User ID: 5724021 79099
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"They were good...just turned out kinda cake mine chewy!"

milleram User ID: 2571610 30487
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"These were amazing! They stayed moist and yummy for several days . . . and they only lasted that long because I hid them! Next time, though, I'll probably half the frosting. The recipe made WAY more than I needed, but it was good for use on other things like cupcakes."

teenwave User ID: 1093432 27030
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"Oh my....these are so yummy and fudgy. I wouldn't change a thing. Definately took care of my chocolate craving!!"

ArianeDawn User ID: 4428953 27029
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2010

"I love these brownies! My husband is a youth pastor and when I bring these treats for the kids they love them!! Lots of icing, if I was just making them for myself, I would maybe half the icing, but everyone else seems to love all the icing!"

MyMarchBabies User ID: 442809 39275
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2009

"Oh my goodness, these brownies are so delicious, I couldn't stay out of them!"

jeannie1238 User ID: 3732883 76735
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"I've been making this brownies for a few years now. They never last very long at any gathering that I bring them to. And I always get people asking for the recipe."

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