Classic Brownies with Chocolate Topping

I was scrolling through my blog this morning when I realized that I hadn’t yet posted a brownie recipe. While I don’t always prefer mass amounts of chocolate, brownies seem to change my entire perspective on it. From crispy to gooey, I don’t think that I have ever had a bad homemade brownie. 

After school I came home and immediatly whipped up a batch of this simple but amazing brownie recipe. This was originally posted on allrecipes.com and currently has almost 7000 reviews and over 4.5 stars. I never thought that a recipe so delicious could be so simple. I made two batches that each took me less than ten minutes to prepare. If you have time, be sure to make the chocolate topping, it is a perfect add in! ENJOY!

Ingredients:

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 baking powder

Frosting:

3 tablespoons butter, softened

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.

  2. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat 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 softened butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar. Stir until smooth.
  5. Frost brownies while they are still warm. Let sit in pan until cool. 

Love,

Ally