Chocolate Cake Brownies

15 Mar

It’s Friday! And absolutely beautiful out, so warm that I was able to sit outside and read. For those of you who live in Colorado you know that’s a big deal in March because it’s usually cold, snowy and miserable. Spring is in the air! Why not celebrate with a good old chocolate brownie? Who doesn’t like brownies anyways? They have got to be one of the best things ever created. I love fudgy, gooey brownies as much as the next guy but here are some that are just a tad bit different.

These have more of a cake-like consistency. But don’t worry just yet, they are definitely still a brownie (because it’s more dense than your average chocolate cake). They are also topped with a layer of chocolate fudge frosting. Yum.

They’re simple to make and perfect for the weekend whether you want to bring them to an event or just lounge on your couch with one of these topped with your favorite ice cream. Or since it’s so nice out, go have a picnic and bring these! Easiest brownie to make, seriously.

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INGREDIENTS For Brownie: 

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter (softened)

15oz Chocolate Syrup (I used Hersey’s)

4 eggs (beaten)

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup plus 1 Tbsp flour

INGREDIENTS For Fudge Frosting:

1 1/2 cups sugar

6 Tbsp butter

6 Tbsp milk

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 pan.

2) Mix together the sugar, butter and eggs (one at a time). Then mix in the vanilla and chocolate syrup.

3) Slowly add in the flour and mix on a low speed until just combined.

4) Pour batter into your greased pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.

5) For fudge: In a medium sauce pan melt the sugar, butter and milk and bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 1/2 a minute. (Make sure to only boil for 1/2 a minute or the frosting won’t have the right consistency).

6) Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips. Beat with a spoon until melted.

7) Allow the brownies to cool before spreading on the frosting.

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Enjoy this pretty day.

Love, Lindsi

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One Response to “Chocolate Cake Brownies”

  1. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe March 17, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    So jealous of your weather! We just got a huge dump of snow and the temperatures are so incredibly cold. These brownies sound like a great way to cheer up though! 🙂

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