Fudgey (is that a word?), soft, and downright delicious are a few words used to describe the perfect brownie!
As much as I prefer not to buy boxed stuff from the baking aisle (I’d rather make my own, it always tastes better!), I have to admit, I’ve always liked from-the-box brownies. That is, until I tried these brownies. I made them for the first time for my sister’s birthday, hoping they’d turn out, and they did! Phew….
At least fifteen minutes were spent thinking about how to describe these brownies , and nothing adequate came to mind. The few words that I keep coming back to are fudgey (is that a word?), soft, and downright delicious. If you’re worried that it will take too much time to make these brownies compared to the mix that comes in a box, no worries, this recipe comes together super quick.
The combination of the soft chewy brownie topped with the fudge-like frosting is what sets these babies apart from some of the other from-scratch recipes out there. If brownies don’t typically last long in your house (they were gone by the end of the day at my house), you’ll definitely want to double the recipe and use a 9×13 inch pan instead of the 8×8 that this recipe calls for. Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 tablespoons butter – softened
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- Pre-heat your oven to 350.
- Grease and flour an 8×8 pan.
- In a saucepan or in the microwave, melt 1/2 cup butter. If you melt the butter in the microwave, it usually takes about a minute.
- In a large bowl, pour in the melted butter, stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
- Add in cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix well.
- Pour into greased and floured pan and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes.
- While brownies are baking, make the frosting. In your mixer bowl, combine butter, cocoa powder, and honey. Then add in confectioners’ sugar. Beat for a few minutes, or until the mixture is the consistency of frosting.
- When the brownies come out of the oven, let them cool for 10 minutes or so, then frost. I needed to put the frosting in my microwave for about 15 seconds so that it was easily spreadable.