Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Best Brownies

The following recipe is my version of one my mother-in-law shared with me. Brownies were never on my list of things to eat until I tasted them with cappuccino buttercream. I added chocolate chips to the batter because they make a nice contrast to the cakelike brownies. These are so easy, you don't even need a mixer. This recipe is a keeper!—PHH

Cappuccino-Frosted Brownies
4 squares unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Cappuccino-Buttercream Frosting

1. Melt chocolate squares and butter in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 minute and 30 seconds; stir until combined.
2. Stir in sugar. Add in eggs, 1 at a time, stirring until blended after each addition. Gradually stir in flour, vanilla, and chocolate chips.
3. Pour batter into a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
4. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes.
5. Cool completely, and spread with Cappuccino-Buttercream Frosting. Cut into squares.

Cappuccino-Buttercream Frosting
1 (1.16-oz.) package instant mocha cappuccino mix (such as International Foods brand)
1/4 cup warm milk
1 cup butter, softened
1 (16-oz.) box powdered sugar

1. Dissolve mocha mix into warm milk.
2. Beat butter and mocha mixture with an electric mixer until blended; gradually add in powdered sugar.


Boys R' Us Mom said...

So glad to see you've joined the blogging world. I will be visiting your site often! I know how great a cook you are!

Leah said...

I still love the chocolate frosted peanut butter brownies that were in Southern Living in (I think) 1999.