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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12 comments :

  1. Looks SO mouthwatering. Sure want a bite of it!

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  10. These look amazing!!! These are going on my "to-do" list now too!!
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  11. Ooooh, heavenly!!!! I do love me some chocolate. ;)

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

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