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Favorite Frosted Brownies

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
    15 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large 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


  • 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.
  • Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 445 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • momax2
    Feb 1, 2019

    Thick brownies with a thick layer of frosting. What's not to love?! Easy recipe; one of my family's most requested brownies.

  • Irascible_Baker
    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
    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.

  • tbearss
    Nov 12, 2011

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  • skmanning
    Apr 5, 2010

    These are fabulous! I have made them many times.

  • ScottsGrace
    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
    Mar 25, 2009

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

  • skmanning
    Feb 9, 2009

    This is a fabulous recipe. I have made it many times and made it for other people and everyone loves them.

  • heidisilvan
    Apr 2, 2008

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  • lstraube
    Feb 13, 2007

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