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Rich Chocolate Brownies

I'm one of those people who need chocolate on a regular basis. I looked high and low for a rich brownie recipe that called for cocoa instead of chocolate squares...and this is it. My family loves these brownies - they never last more than a day at our house. -Karen Trapp, North Weymouth, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat in butter. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to batter and mix well.
  • Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, combine the cocoa and butter. Combine the water and coffee granules; add to cocoa mixture. Stir in sugar until smooth. Frost brownies.

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