Monday, February 6, 2012

Best Homemade Frosted Brownies

A fudgey, chocolatey brownie with a secret ingredient in the frosting and only 1/2 cup of flour, dare I say these are healthy?  These really are the best brownies, they taste very similar to the boxed Ghiradelli brownie mix but better!


1/2 cup butter

1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners' sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.
  2. Melt 1/2 cup butter, stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir with a spoon instead of beaters so it doesn't get tough.  Add in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
  4. To Make Frosting: Combine 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup confectioners' sugar and 1Tbl. milk or more until it is spreadable. Frost brownies while they are still warm.


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