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
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 whole milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 277 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g 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 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.
Originally published as Frosted Fudge Brownies in Country Woman May/June 2000, p29

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jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 263168
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2017

"The frosting is what makes these brownies extra special!! So don't skimp on the frosting!! Lol"

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!"

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