Last week was my kid’s end of camp celebration and Madeline asked to me to make brownies. I’ve not had much luck making brownies from scratch in the past, but wanted to give it another shot. I found this recipe for brownies and it looked pretty easy and it was! Even better, they came out delicious and everyone enjoyed them!
They’re more of a cake-like brownie, but full of rich chocolate flavor. The chocolate frosting was the perfect addition and I’m sure the kids weren’t complaining about frosted brownies.
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp espresso powder
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 baking pan with foil. Spray foil with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the melted butter, cocoa powder and espresso powder until smooth. Add in the flour and sugar and mix. Once mixed, fold in the eggs and vanilla until the batter is just combined and thick. Avoid over mixing.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Check doneness with a toothpick inserted in the center. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before frosting.
To make the frosting, cream together the butter, milk, cocoa powder and powered sugar until smooth. Spread the batter over the warm brownies. Allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.
Source: The Lofthouse