Frosted Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Frosted Chocolate Fudge Brownies (with the best chocolate frosting ever!) | Bakerita.com I’m totally that blogger posting their Valentine’s Day recipe…the day before Valentine’s Day. 

These are for you last minute folk. Good thing is, they are totally not Valentine’s Day limited, at all.

They are the perfect chocolate craving satisfier. Anytime, any day of the year, any hour of the night.

However, since Valentine’s Day is the universal holiday of chocolate, I needed to share them before V-Day so you can all make your lovelies fall into a chocolate coma of love with you.

Sorry, that was super lame. But super true.

Frosted Chocolate Fudge Brownies (with the best chocolate frosting ever!) | Bakerita.com These brownies are rich and chocolatey enough to make anyone fall for you.

The brownies themselves are moist, fudgy, and wonderful. Everything a brownie should be, and definitely not cakey. Gross. Cakey brownies suck. (Sorry if you like cakey brownies. These aren’t for you.)

The frosting, oh man, is simply out of this world. This is easily my new favorite chocolate frosting recipe. It is a bit more time consuming, but the result is pure, luxurious, rich, decadent, fluffy chocolate frosting. Together? The two make the perfect pairing.

I put mine in the fridge, and they melded into this amazing fudge-like bar. I highly recommend it. Case in point: I highly recommend these. Whether you’re sharing them with a significant other, some friends, or alone…everyone will enjoy these.

Unless they don’t like chocolate. In which case, why are you hanging out with them anyways?

Frosted Chocolate Fudge Brownies (with the best chocolate frosting ever!) | Bakerita.com

Frosted Chocolate Brownies

Yield: 32 brownies

Ingredients

    For the brownies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • For the frosting
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup real butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Mini chocolate chips, optional, to garnish

Instructions

    For the brownies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Combine the melted butter, sugars, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each, until thoroughly blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually stir flour mixture into the egg mixture until blended. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove, and cool pan on wire rack before frosting.
  5. For the frosting
  6. Melt your chocolate chips if you haven’t already and set aside to cool. You don’t want it so cool that it hardens, but you can get it close to room temperature and still have it be soft and stir-able.
  7. In a small saucepan, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa, and milk; bring to a boil, whisking frequently. Boil 1-3 minutes or until thickened like a thinned pudding. Remove pan from heat and strain mixture into a small bowl to get rid of any small flour clumps that may have formed. Cool completely in the refrigerator or freezer.
  8. When chocolate flour mixture is cooled, beat the butter with an electric mixer until creamy, about 1 minute. Beat in the cooled chocolate mixture until well combined fluffy, about 1 minute. Finally add in melted chocolate and beat again until well combined and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Spread frosting on top of the brownies, sprinkle with mini chocolate chips if using, cut, and serve! Clearly I opted to make cute little circles, but regular squares are just as delicious!

Notes

The frosting recipe will frost 12 cupcakes. If you want to double it (I halved it), use the original recipe from Baking Bites.

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Comments

  1. I am fairly certain I could eat these and die happy.

  2. What exactly do you mean by “strain the frosting into a small bowl?” What are you straining out?

    These look delicious, btw! ;)

    • Because the frosting is boiled, it’s more like a pudding at the beginning. Your just straining out any clumps of flour that make have formed. It just ensures that the frosting is extra creamy!

  3. These look so yummy. I don’t normally like frosting on brownies (or frosting in general, really. I’m weird!) but these look perfect.

  4. These truly look decadent and amazing! SO delicious.

  5. YUM! I wanna bite my screen, these look soo good! I’m totally up for a Valentine’s Day chocolate coma!!

  6. Ummm, WHO WOULD SHARE THESE??? They are too perfect. Maybe that means I’m lacking the Valentine’s Day spirit, but I’m not so good at sharing perfect looking rich chocolatey desserts. ;) They look amazing, Rachel!

  7. These look gorgeous!!! I cant wait to try them :)

  8. I love that these are stacked up! MMMMmmmmmMMMMM

  9. These look freaking awesome. Who wouldn’t be your valentine if you give them these, amirite?

  10. Oh my these look amazing. I can’t wait to give them a try!

  11. These look ah-mazing! I love that stack of round brownies in the photo at the top; such a great pic. And I want them all for myself, just like that. ;)

  12. These look wonderful and amazing !

  13. I am allergic to chocolate so I am a blondie girl. But I don’t even like cakey blondies. And it’s so hard to make fudgy ones! These look incredible with the frosting. I want to eat the three stacked on top of each other like a layer cake :)

    • Ah, allergic to chocolate?! I couldn’t imagine the possibility! I don’t like blondies really, because they always are super cakey. I’ll need to come up with a fudgy blondie recipe :)

  14. These look AH-MAZING! Do you mind sending over a couple of these to me please? :)

  15. This looks so stinking amazing. Can I come over for cake and coffee with you?

  16. the brownies sound great. i love the frosting. the way you decorated them is cute.

  17. Maegan @ The BakerMama says:

    I just made a double batch of these brownies for a family get-together and they were amazing! I was hoping to have at least one left for a midnight snack, but they were all devoured at the party. Great recipe!

  18. Gah, these look incredible! You totally had me at “amazing fudge-like bar.” Sign me up!

  19. Oh my heavens! I would love one (or 19) of these right now for a midday snack. Yum!

  20. Rachel – these look amazing! Gorgeous pictures – I’m so glad to have stumbled across your beautiful site!

  21. These look like they are to die for! I am obsessed with brownies so I will definitely have to check these out!

  22. Ooh these are so cute. Wish I had made these for V-day! I love that you cut cute shapes from a big sheet so that they’re nice and even–perfect for frosting!!

  23. These look incredible! I just love your photos they are amazing and made me want one of those brownies right this instant. Now I can’t stop thinking about them =).

  24. These brownie stacks are so.stinking.cute!! I’m totally dying for one of them and it’s only 9 am. I’m in trouble!

  25. oh my goodness! this is a work of art! yum!

  26. This is a novice question. Did you ice the brownies first and then cut them into circles and stack them or did you cut and ice each layer individually?

    I need something really good for a school awards ceremony and need to make 12 dozen of something chocolate and trying to find something good and not too time consuming.

    Thanks,
    -Alesia

    • Hi Alesia! I frosted and then cut them and then stacked them, but if you’re making them for an event, I’d recommend frosting and cutting into squares. It’s way easier, just as delicious, and you won’t have the waste that the circles create (though it’s delicious waste :D).

  27. Just saw these and pinned them! So cute, so awesome looking, I need a couple stacks :)

  28. These look amazing! My husband would love a big ole batch of them!

  29. Beautiful!! Love the photos … and the frosting does sound amazing!

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