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desserts-baking

Rich Frosted Chocolate Brownies

Best served with a glass of cold milk!

45 24
Rich Frosted Chocolate Brownies | DonalSkehan.com, Best served with a glass of cold milk!

desserts-baking

Rich Frosted Chocolate Brownies

Best served with a glass of cold milk!

45 24
Saturday, November 17, 2012

For the brownies:

225g good-quality dark chocolate

225g butter

300g caster sugar

3 large eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla extract

100g plain flour

1tsp baking powder

For the frosting:

100g butter, softened

450g cream cheese

320g icing sugar, sifted

50g cocoa, sifted

 

22 x 30cm baking tin

Heatproof bowl

Medium saucepan

Handheld mixer

Medium mixing bowl

 

45 mins + cooling time
Serves 24

This brownie recipe makes wonderfully dense and fudgey chocolate brownies which are delicious all by themselves, but with addition of a chocolate cream cheese frosting, they are taken to a whole new level!

 

 

Preheat oven to 180°C/ 350°F, Gas Mark 4. Line a 22 x 30cm baking tin with baking parchment. Place the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl does not touch the water. Stir constantly until melted and smooth.
With a hand-held electric mixer, whisk the sugar and eggs together for 2-3 minutes until pale and fluffy. Slowly add the melted chocolate and butter then add the vanilla extract and continue to whisk until thickened. Lastly, sift in the flour and baking powder and fold in gently.

Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the middle shelf of the oven for 25 minutes until the top is firm and the cake has come away slightly from the sides of the tin.
While the brownie is cooling, prepare the frosting by placing the butter and cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 4 minutes or until pale and creamy. Add the icing sugar and cocoa and fold through with a spatula until thick and spreadable. Spread the brownie with the frosting and cut into squares. You'd be welcome at anyone's house with these!
45 mins + cooling time
Serves 24

Ingredients

For the brownies:

225g good-quality dark chocolate

225g butter

300g caster sugar

3 large eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla extract

100g plain flour

1tsp baking powder

For the frosting:

100g butter, softened

450g cream cheese

320g icing sugar, sifted

50g cocoa, sifted

 

You'll Need

22 x 30cm baking tin

Heatproof bowl

Medium saucepan

Handheld mixer

Medium mixing bowl

 

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  • smileitselari

    do you NEEED cocoa?

  • Karina O Connor

    I make these all the time icing isn’t essential and you only need half the quantity if so but delicious they are so moist

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Delighted you like them!

  • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

    Definitely decadent with the frosting but nice as an extra special treat but I like the idea of a simple dusting of icing sugar :)

  • Sean Cowan

    Icing is very much optional these are rich and fudgey and just right on the sweetness on their own, however the icing really does go great with it

  • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

    They look great! If you like them gooey, just take them out of the oven a little earlier. :)

  • Sophia

    My oven is very small. Wont fit a 22×30 pan. Is 22 x 22 okay?

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Should be ok but the cooking time will vary so keep an eye on them. :)

  • Milaine Thia

    Hello! Thank you for your wonderful recipes. However I seem to have a recurring problem, especially when baking with melted chocolate. Even though I sieve my flour and everything, little lumps of clumped flour will form when I stir my mixture. Is this normal?

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      Hmm….That seems strange. You probably have already but try combining wet and dry ingredients separately and when they are incorporated then mix together. Hope that helps!

      • Milaine Thia

        Thank you! They turned out great in the end despite the white dots. Will work to eliminate this problem.

  • Linda Cassidy

    DONEL CAN I MAKE THIS IN A FOOD PROCESSOR LIKE AN ALL IN ONE THANKS MAD THE ALMOND AN BANANA BREAD WAS.FAB

    • http://www.donalskehan.com/ Donal Skehan

      I’ve never done it in the processor so I’m not sure. Let me know if it works out for you if you give it a go. :)

  • Malin Ståhlberg

    the best brownies ever. they are dangerously yummy in my tummy… thank you for this recipe! all my friends and family have asked for it when i’ve had them over for “fika” 😀

  • Lyudmila

    Thanks Donal. This was the first brownies I ever made ;))) liked it very much. My frosting turned out to be too liquid, though. May it be because I might have creamed cream cheese and butter too much? any suggestions?

  • María Granados

    Donal it turned out soooo good!! But how do you keep them? In the fridge or in an airtight container? Thank you so much!! My family loves your recipes 😉