Chocolaty brownies topped with a rich semisweet chocolate glaze. Serve with ice cream or milk.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 brownies
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x9 inch baking pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and 1 1/2 cups of butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour and cocoa powder, stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  • To make the frosting: Combine the semisweet chocolate and remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a small bowl. Heat in the microwave or over a double boiler, stirring frequently until smooth. Spread over brownies when cool.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 30.7g 10% DV; fat 19.4g 30% DV; cholesterol 82.1mg 27% DV; sodium 119.8mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2007
This recipe turned out pretty good! On another review of this recipe they suggested to use a 9x13 pan instead of a 9x9 pan and also they would add 1/3 cup of milk. I took both of those suggestions the first time I made it and they turned out great! The next time I use this recipe I am not going to use as much cocoa - it was just to much cocoa for my taste. It is very cakey just the way I like my brownies.:-) Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/15/2006
The batter for these brownies tasted great before I baked it:) but the pan the recipe calls for is too small for the ammount of batter it made. It took over a hour to bake it and when it was finally done it was dry dense and not very tasty. The only thing that helped it was to put one "brownie" in a bowl and cover it in chocolate syrup and milk. If I make it again I would use a 9"x 13" pan instead of 9"x9" and I would add 1/3 cup milk. Read More
(28)
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 1 stars
09/15/2006
The batter for these brownies tasted great before I baked it:) but the pan the recipe calls for is too small for the ammount of batter it made. It took over a hour to bake it and when it was finally done it was dry dense and not very tasty. The only thing that helped it was to put one "brownie" in a bowl and cover it in chocolate syrup and milk. If I make it again I would use a 9"x 13" pan instead of 9"x9" and I would add 1/3 cup milk. Read More
(28)
Rating: 1 stars
06/21/2010
Too dry. Needs milk added to recipe to make it moist. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2007
This recipe turned out pretty good! On another review of this recipe they suggested to use a 9x13 pan instead of a 9x9 pan and also they would add 1/3 cup of milk. I took both of those suggestions the first time I made it and they turned out great! The next time I use this recipe I am not going to use as much cocoa - it was just to much cocoa for my taste. It is very cakey just the way I like my brownies.:-) Read More
(18)
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Rating: 1 stars
01/14/2007
I think what would help it most of all is to cut down on the flour--that's considerably more than most brownies call for. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2010
I just finished baking these browines they smell great! i followed others advise and used a 9x13 pan and it filled the pan no way this can go in a smaller pan and i also added 2/3c milk. I thought i did something wrong to start with because it looked so thick wasnt sure they were going to come out right. Just waiting on them to cool off now so i can put the icing on them Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2010
I would agree with the reviews that call this version "cakey." The added milk definitely helps. Not as sweet as I expected but used as a base for a larger desert or with added ingredients like chocolate chips I think the mild sweetness actually works in its favour. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 1 stars
02/15/2011
Very cakey brownies and too much cocoa for my taste! Made on a spur of the moment and looked for the easiest recipes I could find.....won't make that mistake again! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2010
These Brownies are definitely cakey as opposed to fudgy. I followed the advice given by others and added 1/2 cup of milk to the batter and they were still fairly dry. However with a glass of milk they were excellent--the perfect foil. They definitely have a strong chocolate flavor. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
01/31/2011
Super dry and cakey. Its needs oil or milk or something. The topping made it easy to swallow otherwise top with ice cream. Read More
(10)
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