Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fudge-Frosted Chocolate Chunk Brownie Tutorial

Yes. The title says it all. Today I'll share my favorite homemade brownie recipe. I gave my husband this brownie and his exact words were "Did you always know you'd grow up to be Super Woman? I feel like I won the lottery when I married you." Then he scampered off to the living room, brownie in hand, and set up the cables and whatnot for his new XBox 360 with Kinect that I bought him as an early Christmas present. It gets here Friday. I'm so jazzed up, man. Dang, this brownie is good. Okay, here's the recipe! Feel free to halve the recipe for an 8X8 pan!


Fudge-Frosted Chocolate Chunk Brownies



Ingredients

2 sticks of butter, melted
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chunks plus some for sprinkling over top of brownies

Frosting:
6 Tbl butter, softened
6 Tbl unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbl honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar


Step 1


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9X13 pan with wax paper or parchment paper. Combine the melted butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Beat until combined.

Step 2


Add the 2/3 cup of cocoa, flour, salt, and baking soda. Beat until combined.

Step 3

Fold in chocolate chunks. Then pour/spread into the lined pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. While it bakes, make the fudge frosting in the next step.

Step 4


To make frosting: Combine the softened butter, cocoa, honey, vanilla, and mix until combined. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time. Whip for 1 minute or so. It'll be thick.

Step 5






Once the brownies are done, let them cool for 5 or so minutes. Then spoon the fudge frosting on to the hot brownie. Let it melt and smooth it over the top. Sprinkle some more chocolate chunks on top. Let cool completely before cutting. I let mine chill in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Step 6



Remove the brownies from the pan with the wax paper. Just grab the sides and lift out. Now cut and eat these bad boys.


I just wanted to share a picture of my two year old at lunch today. I'm truly blessed to have kids that love their vegetables! Today we had raw carrot sticks with ranch, "ants on a log," and geometric cheese!



That was supposed to be a star but my freehand attempt at a star left something to be desired...like an actual star shape...that would have been nice. Oh well, it got eaten.

2 comments:

Marci said...

Those brownies look super yummy!

Rebeca911 said...

would it be the same if I used chocolate chips instead of the chocolate chunks?