Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
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Serves: 16
 
Thick, chocolatey fudge brownies, topped with a rich chocolate cream cheese frosting and sprinkles! The perfect brownies to satisfy those chocolate cravings!
Ingredients
  • BROWNIES:
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 8 ounces Chocolate, chopped (I used 8 ounces from a Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Dark Chocolate Bar)
  • ½ cup Granulate Sugar
  • ¼ cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ cup All-Purpose Flour OR Better Batter Gluten Free Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 8 ounces Whipped Cream Cheese (in the tub, not the block)
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon Salt
  • Sprinkles (Optional)
Instructions
  1. BROWNIES:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9x9 inch baking dish by lining with foil, leaving some overhang on the edges. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan on the stovetop, over low heat, melt Butter and chopped Chocolate, stirring frequently.
  4. Once melted, remove immediately from heat and transfer to a large mixing bowl to cool slightly.
  5. Whisk Granulated Sugar and Brown Sugar into the chocolate mixture until all sugar lumps have dissolved.
  6. Add Eggs and Vanilla Extract; whisk very well until combined.
  7. Stir in Flour and Salt, using a large spoon or rubber spatula, until just combined. Do not overmix.
  8. Spread batter evenly into prepared baking dish. Bake for 37-41 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached (not wet batter).
  9. Set the pan on a wire rack, and allow brownies to cool completely before frosting, about 1 hour.
  10. FROSTING:
  11. In a large bowl, beat Cream Cheese, using an electric mixer until very smooth, about 1 minute.
  12. Add Cocoa Powder, Powdered Sugar, Vanilla Extract, and Salt; Beat well for about 2-3 minutes, starting at low speed and gradually increasing the speed to high.
  13. Frost cooled brownies; top with sprinkles, if desired.
  14. Makes about 16.
Recipe by SunnySideUps | Living Life Sunny Side Ups at http://sunnysideups.org/chocolate-fudge-brownies-with-chocolate-cream-cheese-frosting/