Festive Frosted Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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This The Season to Be Jolly, Fa la la la la la la la! With New Year around the corner, isn’t everybody in the mood to dance and celebrate? From savory dishes to desserts, December makes sure we pamper ourselves to the fullest with holidays and gifts coming our way. When it comes to food, well, frosted chocolate brownies remain one of the most popular desserts, with no chance of being at the bottom of the list anytime soon.

A little birdie told me about the creation of brownies. The story goes like this – When Bertha Palmer, a prominent Chicago socialite, requested a dessert suitable for the esteemed women attending the World’s Columbian Exposition, she wanted a cake-like confection smaller than a slice of cake. Something that could be packed in boxed lunches. The result was the Palmer House Chocolate Brownies with walnuts and an apricot glaze. Sounds yummy, doesn’t it?

How to Make Chocolate Brownies?

Achieving the perfect brownie is no easy feat. It takes a lot of patience and eye to detail to make these choco fudge brownies baked to perfection. With the right amount of ingredients and the correct use of appliances, your chocolate brownies will surely impress all your folks effortlessly. Let us find out how!

Plate with fresh brownies and ice-cream on table. Delicious chocolate pie

Chocolate Frosted Brownies

Make your Christmas sweeter and memorable with this chocolate delicacy. Top up a notch with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, and devour in the wholesome goodness of these amazing brownies!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate brownies
Appliance: 8x8 Inch Pan, Mixing Bowl, Electric Hand Mixer
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Author: Sakina Kheriwala

Ingredients

For the Brownies

For the Frosting

Instructions

For the Brownies

  • Preheat the oven to 355 degrees F (180 degrees C). Place a foil in the 8-inch square pan. Lightly grease the corners, set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, add the chocolate and butter for the brownies. Microwave for 1 minute at 50 percent power and stir once in between, until the chocolate and butter melt. Whisk the granulated and brown sugars along with eggs and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, add baking powder, flour, chocolate chips, and salt. Gently mix all the ingredients into the chocolate mixture with a spatula until evenly combined.
  • Pour the batter in the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Make sure a thin-pointed knife or toothpick inserted comes out clean or with few crumbs. Remove the brownies from the oven and allow it to cool down completely.

For the Frosting

  • You can use an electric mixer to blend cocoa powder, butter, and salt on medium speed for about 2-3 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and add powdered sugar. Mix on low speed to form a thick frosting.
  • Add milk and vanilla extract, starting with a few tablespoons and adding more on the basis of the consistency. Increase the mixer speed to medium-high, beating until smooth and fluffy.
  • Now, spread the frosting on the brownies. You can serve the brownies in a bowl with vanilla ice-cream or your preferred choice of sprinkles.
    A flat lay pic of delicious chocolate brownies kept atop a table

Notes

Store the chocolate brownies in an airtight container, or wrapped in a baking sheet, at room temperature or in the refrigerator. 

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A journalism postgraduate from Macquarie University, Sydney, Sakina Kheriwala is a content writer at Organic Facts and an avid blogger who is passionate about health and wellness. Her blog “One in A Millennial” portrays her incomparable passion for writing, particularly on mental health. She believes that reading and writing is free and useful therapy. In her spare time, she is to be found reading books, socializing, and listening to soulful music. Sakina has completed an online e-certificate course on “Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health” from The University of Sydney, Australia.

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