Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Festive Frosted Brownies

I found this recipe in a Taste of Home cookbook a few months ago.  My mom had a stack of these books for me to take a look at and I immediately copied the page that had this recipe.  They looked so pretty and delicious too.  I loved the added touch with the sprinkles on top.  I've wanted to make these for months and had the opportunity to make a batch last week.  They were so worth the wait.  These days I tend to prefer the darker chocolate, but the lighter chocolate flavor in these is heavenly.  The lighter chocolate frosting also helps those sprinkles stand out!!  I have a feeling these are going to be a favorite for many years to come!

Festive Frosted Brownies
Source:  adapted from Taste of Home
1 cup butter or margarine, softened (I used salted butter.)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 t. vanilla extract (I used 1 1/2 t.)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
6 T. baking cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened (I used salted butter.)
1/4 cup evaporated milk (I used 2 % milk-same amount)
1 t. vanilla
2 T. baking cocoa
3 cups confectioner's sugar
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in vanilla.  Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt;  gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Spread into greased 9x13 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack.
For frosting, in a mixing bowl, beat the butter, milk and vanilla; add cocoa.  Gradually beat in confectioner's sugar until smooth.  Spread over cooled brownies.  Decorate with sprinkles if desired!
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  1. Looks delicious! Love the "festive" flair! thanks for sharing on

  2. These look so good! Thank you for sharing with FFF this week!

  3. Sharing them on my Walking on Sunshine Facebook Page today. Come on over!

  4. Thanks for sharing with us at FFF this week.

  5. Love a nice chewy brownie, and better with frosting on top. nice post Andi the wednesdaybaker

  6. Beautiful looking brownies!!
    I have a similar recipe so I know they're also delicious

  7. Thanks so much for posting this on Manic Monday :) brownies are one of my favorite sweets!!