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Big, Fat, Moist Brownies





Alright, so there's two camps when it comes to brownies: those who like theirs rich and fudgey, and those who like it more cake-like. I personally love a fudgier brownie, but these here fall somewhere in between, which makes them a good go-to brownie.

These have a frosting, although you certainly don't need to use it. Actually, next time I make these I'll omit that part. They're so dense and rich, the frosting doesn't really add anything.


Big, Fat, Moist Brownies

Ingredients:
  • 1 c butter (melted)
  • 1 c flour
  • 2 c sugar
  • 3/4 c dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the frosting :
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 3 1/2 c confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 c cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (f) and grease a 9"x13" baking pan (I couldn't find mine, so used a 9"x9" and increased the baking time by 10 minutes).

Sift together the dry ingredients. Add the butter and vanilla, then add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes. Set on a wire rack (pan and all) to cool.

Make the frosting: Melt the butter over medium heat, then add the remaining ingredients, whisking until smooth and thickened. Pour over still-warm brownies. Allow the frosting to set before slicing.


Tips: For easy removal and slicing, line your pan with foil (before greasing). When the brownies have cooled, simply lift them from the pan using the foil. This makes slicing and serving a breeze. To cut the brownies cleanly, heat your knife under hot running water, wipe off the moisture, and then cut. Repeat as necessary.

13 Responses to "Big, Fat, Moist Brownies "

  1. Made these and they were as flat as a pancake. Is the recipe missing baking powder or soda?

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    1. You must follow the recipe and use the Dutch cocoa

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  2. Seems to me that only 1 cup of flour for a 9x13 pan is not enough! Not pinning this after I saw this...

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    1. It actually is enough. I've made them three times :)

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    2. Instead of being pessimistic try it then decide...I've nade them 6 times and it is negative Nancy

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  3. I made this Brownies and they look exactly like in the picture, only that I made a white frosting.

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  4. Egg in the frosting? Uncooked? Weird

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    1. I was wondering the same thing would like to make sure it is correct

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  5. Simply the best brownies I have ever made!! Thank you!!

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  6. These are delicious! Mine weren't flat as a pancake and looked just like picture. Thank you! These are my new favorite!

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  7. Made in a 10x10" pan, added 3/4 cup choc chips, baked 40 mins. Complete with icing (yes, make the icing!), perfect.

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  8. These..are..AWESOME! Thank you for the recipe. I made exactly as the recipe said. The only trouble I had was with the icing hardening up when I added the icing sugar to the melted butter. After mushing and stirring it for awhile, then adding the egg, it turned out exactly as pictured. I have had to freeze the majority of the brownies so I don't eat them all!

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  9. These...are..AWESOME! Thank you for the recipe. I followed the recipe exactly. The only trouble I had was with the icing hardening up when I added the icing sugar to the melted butter. I kept mushing and stirring it over low heat and then added the egg and it turned out exactly like the picture. I have frozen most of the brownies so I don't eat them all!

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