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Old Fashioned Frosted Brownies

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Old Fashioned Frosted Brownies are a made from scratch brownie recipe you will want to save!

Old Fashioned Frosted Brownies- From Scratch!

These Old Fashioned Frosted Brownies take me back to my childhood.  They remind me of the brownies I ate as a kid.  Admittedly I've tried making homemade brownies before and never liked them because they were too cakey so I gave up on homemade and stuck with box brownie mix.  It wasn't all bad though because a) they're delicious and b) they're super easy.  But when I found this recipe I knew I needed to give homemade brownies another try.  Oh my goodness, I AM SO GLAD I DID!!  These brownies are some of the best brownies I have ever had and they were super easy to whip up.

These brownies are not super fudgy like the box brownies can be.  It's a perfect mixture of thick and chewy without being too gooey and the frosting on top adds plenty of sweetness.  I'm usually not a big fan of frosting on brownies because it makes them way too sweet for me but I'm in love with the brownie/frosting combination of this recipe. The trick is to add the frosting to the brownies while they're still warm so that the frosting melts right into the top layer of the brownies.  Trust me, it's amazing!

So the next time you need brownies for a special occasion or just get a craving give these Old Fashioned Frosted Brownies a try first before reaching for the box mix.  I promise you won't be disappointed!

Yield: 12

Old Fashioned Frosted Brownies

Old Fashioned Frosted Brownies

Classic frosted brownies from scratch

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 12 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes


  • 1 c. butter, melted
  • 1/2 c. cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 c. flour
  • Frosting:
  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 2 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a 9x13 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the melted butter and cocoa powder. Mix on medium speed until smooth.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth, about 1 minute.
  4. Beat in the sugar until blended then add in the flour and mix until combined.
  5. Spread in your prepared pan and bake 15-20 minutes or until the center is just set.
  6. Frosting:
  7. Beat the butter and cocoa powder together until smooth and add in milk and powdered sugar. Beat until combined and smooth.
  8. Let the brownies to cool for about 10-12 minutes and then spread on the frosting. It will look like it's melting but that's what you want!
  9. Cool completely before cutting.
  10. Enjoy!

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