Easy Chocolate Frosted Brownies For The Lazy Baker
You've probably eaten your fair share of brownies when that girl at work or college got some that she baked on the weekend. But that wasn't enough, was it? A single slice of chocolate brownie is just never enough! And since you can't ask for more (that would make you look like a greedy hog), you have to wait and hope that someone decides to bake again soon. But if you can't wait for the next time someone brings brownies, there's a great, easy breezy, no-hassle recipe for yummilicious chocolate frosted brownies that even the lazy baker in you can whip up.
Give it a go!
For the brownies:
1 plus 1/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 plus 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups walnut, broken into pieces
For the frosting:
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
Method: In a large bowl mix your dry ingredients together (flour, salt, baking powder, cocoa powder). In another large and preferably deep bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add one egg at a time and continue to whisk until all eggs are nicely mixed and form soft peaks. Add the vanilla and walnut pieces to the wet mixture and mix well. Fold all the dry mixture into the wet mixture going in just one direction. Transfer the batter to a greased tin and bake in a pre-heated oven for 25-27 minutes. Test with a toothpick and bake for 2-3 minutes more if need be. Let it cool in the tin itself for 5 minutes. Then remove from the tin, flip it over and cool the brownie completely on a wire rack. In the meanwhile, you can prepare your frosting. In a double boiler melt the butter and add the cocoa powder and vanilla extract and stir well. Then add the sugar and just enough milk to get the desired pouring consistency. Remove the frosting from flame and set aside. Cut your cooled brownies into large squares and pour a tablespoon of the frosting on each piece.
And that's it! Enjoy your chocolate frosted brownies all alone, no need to share! ;)