Chocolate Frosted Brownies

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Thick and chewy Chocolate Frosted Brownies–just like the lunch lady brownies you ate as a kid!

Chocolate Frosted Brownies recipe from TastesBetterFromScratch.com

Chocolate Frosted Brownies recipe from TastesBetterFromScratch.com

You know those yummy  “lunch lady” brownies we got at school as a kid? Thick Chewy, and topped with a frosting that totally melts in your mouth? Well you’re welcome, because now you can make them from home.  Who doesn’t love a good chocolate brownie–honestly. And add a good chocolate frosting on top and there’s no way that pan wont get devoured! 

Chocolate Frosted Brownies
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For the brownies
  1. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  2. 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  3. 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 3 Tbsp evaporated milk*
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  8. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  9. 1/4 tsp baking powder
  10. Dash salt
For the Chocolate Frosting
  1. 5 Tbsp butter, room temperature
  2. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. pinch of salt
  4. 1 - 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  5. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  6. 2-3 Tbsp milk or cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl add granulated and brown sugars and melted well. Beat until well combined. Add eggs, beating after each addition. Add milk and vanilla extract.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix just until combined. The batter will be thick. Pour batter into a greased 8x8'' baking pan and spread into an even layer.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting
  1. Cream the butter until light. Add the cocoa powder and salt and beat until well combined. Add vanilla. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, mixing well until you reach your desired frosting consistency. Add more milk for softer frosting or more powdered sugar for firmer frosting. Spread frosting onto cooled brownies. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Notes
  1. *you could use milk or half and half
  2. Brownie recipe adapted from Cooking Classy
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