ramblings from my little kitchen

Frosted Brownies

on April 28, 2012

Also, I ran 3 miles and carted my kid around the entire zoo yesterday and he still won’t come out… I figure I should relish this time.  AND I had the stomach flu last weekend and lost 6#.  Cheers to eating too much!  Oh, AND Matt’s on call, again, so I’m lonely.


i can’t see my feet

frosting is good

cute kid

freshly baked brownies


The fatness continues….

These should be illegal. Seriously.  Who came up with frosting a brownie?  I have no idea.  But theses brownies are perfect naked, add amazing chocolate buttercream and something beyond fabulous is born.

1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 milk chocolate bar

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (plus extra)
1 tablespoon half and half
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup half and half
3 tablespoons Ovaltine chocolate malt powder


Preheat oven to 350.

Melt butter and chocolate together over a double boiler or in the microwave until smooth.  Add brown and while sugar and whisk until smooth.  Sprinkle in salt and vanilla extract.  Add the eggs one at a time whisking mixture until the egg is fully integrated into the batter. Last, add the flour.

butter an 8X8 pan.  pour half of the batter into the pan then layer the chocolate bar (broken into pieces) over top.  Cover the candy layer with the rest of the brownie batter.  Bake for 25-30 minutes until brownie is set but gooey.  Allow brownies to cool completely.

Meanwhile, make some fabulous frosting.

Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, cocoa powder, and salt on medium speed for about 3 minutes (mixture will be thick).  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the powdered sugar. Mix on low speed to incorporate the sugar, and while the mixer is running, slowly add the 1TBS half and half and vanilla extract. Gradually increase the mixer speed to medium-high, beating until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.

in a small bowl, mix together the 1/4 cup half and half and the Ovaltine. Reduce the mixer speed to medium, and pour the mixture in a slow, steady stream and mix until thoroughly combined. Then add more powdered sugar a tablespoon at a time for a stiffer frosting.

frost your brownies. and eat them.


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