Festive Frosted Brownies
Source: adapted from Taste of Home
1 cup butter or margarine, softened (I used salted butter.)
2 cups sugar
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!