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Best Ever Brownies with Frosting

Chocolate  |  Published on Oct 17, 2019  |  Last modified on Oct 24, 2019

homemade brownies with pink frosting on top

These Best Ever Brownies from scratch are fudgy and made with a delicious homemade frosting! This is the best ever chewy brownie recipe!

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Creating these Best Ever Brownies with Frosting

These rich and fudge-like brownies are best when slightly under baked and are totally irresistible and mouthwatering. Get ready to have the best brownie of your life!

Homemade brownies are totally worth the little bit of extra time to make compared to box brownie mix. You most likely will have the ingredients on hand in your pantry and can whip these up in the evening or for a party!

best ever brownies with homemade buttercream frosting

Brownies aren’t complete without a homemade buttercream frosting either! I made mine pink with red food coloring for fun but you can choose to make it however you prefer!

I purchased all of my ingredients for this recipe at my local Sprouts. Sprouts always has a fantastic selection, is affordable and has the natural products I love to shop for.

Ingredients needed to make these Best Ever Brownies with Frosting

  • Cocoa Powder: I recommend using the unsweetened cocoa powder for best results. 
  • Cane Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Salt
  • Instant Coffee Grounds (optional)
best ever homemade brownies with pink buttercream frosting on top

For the frosting you will need:

  • Butter
  • Confectioners sugar 
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Red food coloring
  • Salt

How to make the Best Ever Brownies with Frosting

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F. Spray an 8×8 inch baking dish with non stick baking spray and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butter in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until fully melted. 
  2. Pour this melted chocolate/butter mixture into a larger bowl and add in the cocoa powder, Instant coffee (optional) and salt. Stir. 
  3. Add in both sugars and stir again. Whisk in your eggs next, one at a time. Then whisk in vanilla extract and oil.
  4. Fold in the flour and chocolate chips and mix very well. 
  5. Pour into your prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  6. For the frosting: beat the butter, vanilla, and salt on medium speed until creamy. Add in the sugar 1 cup at a time and beat on low speed. Once fully incorporated, beat in the heavy cream on high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in food coloring until you get a nice pink, fluffy frosting. Don’t frost until the brownies have completely cooled. Frost, cut into squares and enjoy!
a fudgy brownie with pink frosting on top
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What kind of chocolate chips should I use?

  • I use milk chocolate chips but you can use semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips if you prefer! 

Should I use a metal or glass pan?

Well, either. But…clear glass absorbs heat making it ideal for crisp-crusted pies but much less so for brownies, bar cookies, quick breads, and fruit crisps, which can easily become burnt. If you only have a glass pan, reduce your oven temperature by 25°F and bake for the same duration. 

Aluminum and nonstick pans are generally best for brownies.

homemade pink buttercream frosting

Can I add nuts to these brownies?

Of course! I recommend finely chopping them. Walnuts or pecans work, and use 1/2 cup.

These Best Ever Brownies are…

Perfectly chewy

Best made when slightly under baked

So good that you’ll never want to make boxed brownies again

Simple to make

Double chocolate-y 

homemade brownies with pink frosting on top

Best Ever Brownies with Frosting

These Easy brownies from scratch are fudgy and made with a delicious homemade frosting! This is the best ever chewy brownie recipe!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 brownies
Calories: 480kcal
Author: Tawnie Kroll

Equipment

  • 8×8 inch baking pan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Hand held beater or Kitchen Aid Mixer to make the frosting

Ingredients

For the brownies:

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 3/4 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil (or coconut oil)
  • 12 Tbsp. butter, unsalted
  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1.25 cups chocolate chips (1/2 get melted, 3/4 get mixed in the batter)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Instant coffee grounds (optional)

For the pink frosting:

  • 8 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 3-4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4-6 drop red food coloring
  • Small pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350° F. Spray an 8×8 inch baking dish with non stick baking spray and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butter in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until fully melted.
  • Pour this melted chocolate/butter mixture into a larger bowl and add in the cocoa powder, Instant coffee (optional) and salt. Stir. Add in both white and brown sugars and stir again. Whisk in your eggs next, one at a time. Then whisk in vanilla extract and oil.
  • Fold in the flour and chocolate chips and mix very well. Pour into your prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (We like to under bake them just a tad for an ooey-gooey fudgy brownie!)

For the frosting:

  • Beat the butter, vanilla, and salt on medium speed until creamy. Add in the sugar 1 cup at a time and beat on low speed.
  • Once fully incorporated, beat in the heavy cream on high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in food coloring until you get a nice pink, fluffy frosting. Don’t frost until the brownies have completely cooled. Frost, cut into squares and enjoy! 
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Notes

Note: This recipe can be doubled for a 9X13-inch pan. Bake for about 5 minutes less than the recipe states and increase as needed while you check for doneness.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 480kcal

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  1. Chewy and fudgy homemade brownies are simply the best! I love that you added instant coffee as an option because I love adding that to my brownies to enhance the chocolatey flavour. Also loving that beautiful pink frosting!

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