Fudge Frosted Brownies

READY IN: 45mins


  • 34
    cup butter
  • 1 12
    cups sugar
  • 1
    cup flour
  • 14
    cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I like Hershey's)
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1
    pinch salt
  • Frosting
  • 14
    cup butter
  • 2
    tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2
    tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 14
    cups sifted powdered sugar


  • Grease a 9x9 inch pan and preheat the oven to 350*.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  • Beat in the vanilla, then the eggs one at a time.
  • Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt, and blend into butter mixture.
  • Pour into greased pan and bake ABOUT 30 mins., depending on your oven. *BAKE LESS TIME IF YOU LIKE YOUR BROWNIES FUDGEY AND MORE TIME IF YOU LIKE THEM CAKEY*.
  • While brownies are baking, make the frosting: In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter and stir in cocoa powder and milk.
  • Off heat, beat in the sugar.
  • Spread evenly over brownies while they are still warm (not immediately out of the oven).
  • When cool, cut into small squares.
  • The yield depends on how large you cut them.
  • This recipe is easily doubled (bake in a 9x13 pan) and nuts may be added to both the brownies and the frosting.