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Chocolate Frosted Brownies

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (11 Reviews)


Chocolate Frosted Brownies
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Everyone, I know, just loves these Chocolate Frosted Brownies.

Well, the person who gave this recipe a "one star" did not like them. I can think of a couple of reasons why someone would think these brownies were "dry and too cakelike". For one, the oven may have been too hot. Not all ovens are calibrated correctly. Also, baking in a glass or dark pan causes the baked item to cook to quickly. Baking the brownies too long may have also caused them to rise too quickly and dry-out. Carroll Pellegrinelli

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: One 9x13 Pan of Brownies


  • 1-1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups broken walnut pieces, lightly toasted
  • ----
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cups plus milk
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan. With a wire whisk stir flour, salt and baking powder together. Mix well. Set aside. Melt butter. Stir in cocoa powder. Stir well. Add sugar. Beat in eggs one a time. Stir in vanilla. Add premixed flour mixture. Mix well. Stir in walnut pieces. Bake in prepared pan for approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Test with toothpick. Center may be a little wet and edges should be not too dry. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Ice with chocolate frosting when completely cool.

With second set of ingredients, over boiling water mix butter and cocoa powder. Stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and enough milk to make a thick, but spreadable icing. Spread on cooled brownies before icing hardens.

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User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
, Member chocolate68

The brownies were dry and too cakelike. Would not make the brownies again. The icing was good and would use for other recipes.

4 out of 6 people found this helpful.

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