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Scrumptious Frosted Fudgy Brownies Recipe
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Scrumptious Frosted Fudgy Brownies

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"MMMMMMM, I can never eat just one of these melt-in-your-mouth brownies, they are so rich and chocolatey."

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Original recipe makes 1 -13x9 inch pan of brownies Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan. Place 8 ounces of baking chocolate with 1 cup of butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on High until the chocolate is soft and the butter has melted, about 2 minutes. Stir to mix.
  2. Place the eggs, 3 cups of sugar, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract in a large bowl, and beat with an electric mixer on high speed for 2 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to low, and beat in the melted butter-chocolate mixture. Beat in the flour until just combined (do not overmix), and stir in the chopped walnuts. Spread the batter in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with fudgy crumbs, about 35 minutes. Cool in the pan before frosting.
  4. To make frosting, combine 1 1/4 cup of sugar with the heavy cream in a saucepan over medium heat, and stir until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to simmer, about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, and let the mixture simmer for 7 minutes without stirring.
  5. Remove the cream mixture from the heat, and stir in 5 ounces of baking chocolate and 1/2 cup butter, stirring to melt and blend the chocolate. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; whisk until smooth. Place the frosting in the refrigerator and stir every few minutes until the frosting is chilled and thick, about 30 minutes. Frost the cooled brownies, and cut into squares.
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  • Cook's Note
  • If using a glass dish, preheat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 15, 2011

Hi! I am the submitter of this recipe and when you simmer the heavy cream and sugar, make sure you see tiny bubbles around the edge of the pot. Oh, and you can stir the frosting in the refrigerator often, it doesn't have to be every few minutes. Enjoy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 17, 2009

I'm sorry to say that these brownies were not good at all (in my opinion). I followed the recipe exactly and they just did not turn out well. I didn't like the texture and the taste was that of extremely bitter chocolate, but I will admit that I am not a fan of dark chocolate. If you are not a fan of dark chocolate these are definatley not the brownies for you. But if you are you may love them.

Sep 08, 2010

this is my favorite homemade brownie recipe. I use 1 1/2 c of cocoa + 1/2 c of melted butter to sub for the 8oz of unsweetened chocolate (I always have cocoa powder and hardly have unsweetened chocolate) - I also like baking it in a jelly roll pan, it's done in about 22 min and I can get about 50 pieces out of it, it also helps that I like thin brownies ... and I've been successful using milk in place of the cream for the frosting

Aug 12, 2009

I also was like Keri and made these when she shared her recipe on "the exchange". This rivals my Dad's Chocolate Death Cake. I about go into a chocolate coma when I eat these. My husband and I fight over the leftovers and don't dare share with the kids. Want a fabulous brownie recipe, look no further.

Sep 21, 2009

Amazing brownies. I didn't have enough butter to make the full recipe, so I cut it in half and used a 9x9 pan. Also didn't have any unsw. baking choc. squares, so I substituted cocoa and butter (3T cocoa + 1T butter for each oz of choc). Made the full recipe of frosting--keeping the extra in the fridge--it will taste really good on a spoon!

Aug 11, 2009

These are absolutely, hands down, the BEST brownies I have ever made, or eaten! No changes needed to the recipe. Thank you Celeste. :)

Aug 14, 2009

These are by far the best "fudgy" type brownie out there. My family can't get enough of them! They come out soo "pretty" and taste even better! Not for those who only "like" chocolate!!! I also LOVE the frosting and use it for fillings in cakes, to frost cakes/cupcakes, and my husband loves to have a container in the fridge to eat it w/ a spoon! :) If you are looking for the ultimate chocolate brownie, look no further. What do you have to lose...give them a try! And if you by chance don't like them...send them our way! :)

Aug 10, 2009

I love these brownies! I have never had such fudgy brownies, or such rich, fudgy frosting. It is very important not to overbake these, or you will lose the fudgy texture. Give these a try, you won't be sorry,(unless you prefer cakey brownies).


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  • Calories
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 22.9 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 78 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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