Frosted Chocolate Fudge Brownies
These Frosted Chocolate Fudge Brownies are super rich and decadent and are topped with the most delicious whipped chocolate frosting I’ve ever had!
Meet your new favorite brownie recipe: they are the perfect chocolate craving satisfier. Anytime, any day of the year, any hour of the night.
These chocolate fudge brownies are rich and chocolatey enough to make anyone fall for you. They are luscious and full of chocolate flavor.
The brownies themselves are moist, fudgy, and wonderful. Everything a brownie should be, and definitely not cakey. If you’re a cakey brownie fan…well, you’re in the wrong place.
The chocolate frosting, oh man, is simply out of this world. This is easily my new favorite chocolate frosting recipe. It takes a few steps, 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?Print
Frosted Chocolate Brownies
- Yield: 32 brownies 1x
For the brownies
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1½ cups white sugar
- 1½ cups light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
For the frosting
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
- Mini chocolate chips, optional, to garnish
For the brownies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish.
- 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.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture until blended. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, about 25 to 35 minutes. Remove, and cool pan on a wire rack before frosting.
For the frosting
- Melt your chocolate chips if you haven’t already and set them 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.
- 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.
- When the 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! I opted to make cute little circles, but regular squares are just as delicious!
The frosting recipe will frost 12 cupcakes. If you want to double it (I halved it), use the original recipe from Baking Bites.
I am fairly certain I could eat these and die happy.
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!
These look so yummy. I don’t normally like frosting on brownies (or frosting in general, really. I’m weird!) but these look perfect.
These truly look decadent and amazing! SO delicious.
YUM! I wanna bite my screen, these look soo good! I’m totally up for a Valentine’s Day chocolate coma!!
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!
These look gorgeous!!! I cant wait to try them :)
I love that these are stacked up! MMMMmmmmmMMMMM
These look freaking awesome. Who wouldn’t be your valentine if you give them these, amirite?
Oh my these look amazing. I can’t wait to give them a try!
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. ;)
These look wonderful and amazing !
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 :)
These look AH-MAZING! Do you mind sending over a couple of these to me please? :)
This looks so stinking amazing. Can I come over for cake and coffee with you?
the brownies sound great. i love the frosting. the way you decorated them is cute.
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!
Gah, these look incredible! You totally had me at “amazing fudge-like bar.” Sign me up!
Oh my heavens! I would love one (or 19) of these right now for a midday snack. Yum!
Rachel – these look amazing! Gorgeous pictures – I’m so glad to have stumbled across your beautiful site!
These look like they are to die for! I am obsessed with brownies so I will definitely have to check these out!
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!!
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 =).
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!
oh my goodness! this is a work of art! yum!
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.
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).
Just saw these and pinned them! So cute, so awesome looking, I need a couple stacks :)
Thanks for the pin Averie! :)
These look amazing! My husband would love a big ole batch of them!
Beautiful!! Love the photos … and the frosting does sound amazing!
The oven time on these was a little long, I set my timer for the lesser amount of time, but took them out 2 minutes early, even that was a little too long, I do keep a oven thermometer in my oven to check the temp. Luckily I smelled them getting a little crispy before they got ruined. There was no straining the frosting base, it was way too thick at that point, bit it came out good with no lumps, with good whisking. All together I would make again but probably set the timer for 25-30 minutes.
Thanks for your feedback, Barb!