Fudge Frosted Brownies

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This recipe for fudge frosted brownies is a real keeper. Make it for an after school treat or for a potluck party.

Fudge Frosted Brownie slice on a white plate.

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How often does your family gather around the table for a family meal? My family is fortunate to do it every. single. night. because I make it a priority. Both my husband and I grew up with regular family dinners and we believe it’s more important than over scheduling our kids with activities. We know what’s going on at school, with grades, in their lives. We talk about current events, educate them about a variety of topics, plan vacations, talk about our ancestors and so much more. That’s not to say our kids aren’t involved, just not every night or late nights. It’s not that difficult to get around the table at least one night a week.

Fudge frosted brownies is a new recipe to my family. I was looking for a recipe to make to share with a friend who was going through a rough time and found it in my Mom’s recipe collection. After all, dessert often makes things better. These brownies fit the bill for a sweet ending to any meal.

Fudge Frosted Brownies

A chocoholic's dream!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24


  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter cubed
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk


For the brownies:

  • In a saucepan, melt butter. Remove from the heat. Stir in cocoa and cool. In a large bowl beat eggs and sugar until blended. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add in egg mixture. Stir in vanilla and the cooled chocolate mixture until well blended.
  • Spread into a greased 13 x 9 - inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 - 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes our clean. Do not overbake. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For the frosting: In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the cocoa and vanilla. Add enough milk until the frosting becomes a spreading consistency. Spread on brownies in pan. Cut into squares.

Recipe Notes

To yield more brownies, cut smaller than 2 inches.
Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine

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  1. Question about the brownie recipe- there is no sugar added to the brownie mix…Is that an error or is it made without sugar??

    1. Thank you for catching that error! I have fixed the ingredients to include the correct amount of sugar.

  2. All my life, my mom has made chocolate frosted brownies for all my special events: first day of school each year, bringing home babies…they’re a special tradition! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  3. I could make these every single week and not get one complaint from my family! Thanks for sharing this marvelous recipe!!!

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