Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Big Batch o' Brownies (Recipe)

Almost a year ago I found this recipe at Anissa's Kitchen. I printed it and filed it, then didn't try it until recently.  I wanted to bake brownies to take to an event, plus some extra to keep at home.  This recipe calls for a 12 x 17-inch jelly roll pan.  Instead, I divided the batter between two disposable aluminum pans, each about 8 x 12 inches.

frosted brownies

I think these are the most dense, fudgy brownies I've ever made.  With the frosting, they're almost over the top.  I'd cut these into small squares; we found that, because of the richness, a small portion is enough.

My changes to the recipe, and any other specifics, are noted in [brackets].

Brownies for a Crowd
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tsp. salt [omitted]
  • 2 cups of butter, melted [salted butter]
  • 1 1/2 cups Hershey’s cocoa [Hershey's Special Dark cocoa]
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  1. Beat eggs with a mixer in a large bowl.  Add sugar, salt, and vanilla; beat for 1 minute.
  2. Add melted butter and blend.  Add cocoa and blend well.
  3. Add flour and fold into the mixture.
  4. Spread into a greased 12 x 17-inch jelly roll pan [two greased pans, each about 8 x 12 inches].
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F until done, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Cool 15 minutes before frosting.
Frosting [I made only half of this amount and frosted one of the two pans of brownies. It makes quite a thick layer of frosting, and you could probably use less.]
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • milk [a few tablespoons?  I also added about a tablespoon of brewed coffee to the mixture.]
Blend powdered sugar, butter, and cocoa along with enough milk to make the frosting a spreadable consistency. Spread over the warm brownies. Keep spreading as the frosting melts into a smooth glaze. Allow brownies to cool completely.

Hope you like them!
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  1. Looks SO mouthwatering. Sure want a bite of it!

  2. Those look very intense! But delicious :)

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  3. No kidding they look rich, wow they also look very tempting.
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  4. Those brownies look AWESOME!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters
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  5. These look wonderful!! I'll have to remember this recipe for my next party.

  6. Stopping by from Amanda's weekend bloggy party - thanks for sharing this recipe - I've always wanted to make brownies from scratch but never found a recipe that had been tested so I always just made them out of the box. These look wonderful - I am def going to try this out!

  7. These look delish! I MUST try this recipe soon! They look like they turned out 100x better than my boxed versions! Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from Serenity Now.

  8. my coffee is begging for one of those brownies now! they look and sound delicious-thanks for sharing!

  9. Oh my gracious! I am totally bookmarking this for later. These sound amazing. Any recipe with dark chocolate and 2 cups of butter sounds like a winner in my book. They look DIVINE!

    I'm stopping by from Amanda's party. Thanks for sharing. My family thanks you ahead of time!

  10. These look amazing!!! These are going on my "to-do" list now too!!
    Stopping in from the Serenity now Weekend reading!

  11. Ooooh, heavenly!!!! I do love me some chocolate. ;)

    Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! :)

  12. Yum! This looks like a delicious dessert recipe! Thanks for sharing!


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