Frosted Fudge Brownies Recipe

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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 asked her how to make brownies like that, and I've made them ever since for family occasions, potlucks and parties at work. —Sue Soderlund, Elgin, Illinois
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MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 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 whole 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 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.
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

Nutritional Facts

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

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  • 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
  • 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 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.
Originally published as Frosted Fudge Brownies in Country Woman May/June 2000, p29

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Recipegeek User ID: 8329774 285757
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2018

"I tried this recipe and it is wonderful! I took it to a group gathering and everyone asked for the recipe! I did add 3/4 cup chopped pecans because we like nuts in our brownies. Will make many times again."

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Jennifer User ID: 9441792 285619
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2018

"So tasty and easy to make. Yum!"

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Kelli User ID: 7802531 283313
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2018

"This was the worst brownie recipe, very very salty. These were made verbatim. They are cakey, and overall bad taste. I’m really surprised the test kitchen let this recipe pass."

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dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 278395
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2017

"Good, but not the best I've had. I did not frost them. These were more cake-like."

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joannewells User ID: 8793328 277913
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2017

"Are these brownies chewy or cake like? Need to know we do not like cake like."

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ryanswife User ID: 2152282 276875
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2017

"We liked these brownies but I have made better. My husband doesn't think brownies should be frosted."

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LouAnne User ID: 9256037 273401
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2017

"This recipe is great! Moist and delicious. I made with dark cocoa powder. Didn't change a thing other than that and wow! It's a keeper."

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Sharon User ID: 9246488 272841
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2017

"Absolutely the worst brownies I have ever had in my life. I don't understand how this recipe got so many good reviews unless they are paid ratings. I followed the recipe as written and the brownie batter came out thick and clumpy, came out dry and the frosting stayed wet. This was a huge waste of time and ingredients, very dissapointed."

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orben User ID: 1777707 271847
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2017

"we really loved this , A real keeper"

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toland User ID: 4629555 271553
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2017

"Oh my goodness! These are wonderful! I made them exactly as the recipe stated. Fantastic! Will never buy boxed brownie mix again! And the frosting....WOW it is delicious!"

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