This is my favourite frosted brownie recipe. It’s simple with very few ingredients – and if you have a serious chocolate craving – this will fill the ticket as it packs a wonderfully rich chocolate flavour.
The recipe uses dry cocoa and has rich chocolatey goodness with pure, simple ingredients. I didn’t add anything to the base of this recipe, but it can be changed up with walnuts and or chocolate chips to add some extra chocolate punch.
A frosting tip – frost your brownies once they have slightly cooled as soon as you have prepared the frosting, and then pop them in the fridge to set. The frosting may harden up a little if left to set and not be as easy to spread.
Frosted Brownie base
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour sifted
Frosted Brownie Icing
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup milk or cream
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8-inch square pan by lining with parchment paper.
- Melt butter in a microwave for about 1 minute on medium-high heat. Let cool slightly.
- Add sugar and vanilla and blend with fork .
- Gently beat eggs in a small bowl and pour into the sugar mixture. Combine until blended.
- Sift cocoa, flour, and salt into a separate bowl. Add gradually to the butter mixture and blend evenly after each addition.
- Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Frosting the brownies
- Melt butter in the microwave. Add vanilla and stir to combine
- Add dark cocoa to the butter mixture and whisk to evenly blend.
- Gradually add the icing sugar and cream (or milk) until smooth and creamy.
- Use a flat spatula to spread frosting evenly over brownies. Top with crushed or finely chopped walnuts. Chop into individual squares and transfer to an air-tight container lined with parchment paper. Enjoy!