Boreal Forest Cranberry Brownies

Recipe by Outta Here
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • NOTE: to make cranberry juice for icing (if you don't have bottle juice on hand) simmer cranberries for brownies a few minutes in 1/8 cup water. Drain and reserve liquid and use berries in brownies.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F Coat a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • Melt 1 cup butter in large saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup cocoa powder. Add 2 cups sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoons almond extract; stir until well blended.
  • Stir chocolate mixture into flour mixture. Add cranberries and nuts and mix just until blended.
  • Pour batter into baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Cool completely and frost.
  • FROSTING: Melt 3 tbls. butter in small saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 teaspoons almond extract, cranberry sauce and juice; stir well.
  • Add confectioners' sugar; mix until well blended.
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