Brownies and more brownies, we love brownies!

Best Brownies, the title is accurate! These without doubt, are the finest moist and chewy brownies I have baked to date. The original recipe, found at, called for frosting. I am a late night baker, often times with the munchies, as a result having no the patience for the frosting. In thinking about that declaration, I never really liked frosting of any kind; have always preferred cakes, cookies, and brownies bare. Other than the frosting, I followed the recipe exactly and was delighted with the results.

Best Brownies
By Angie

Yield 16 brownies


1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder


3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners' sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan. (I floured only the bottom)
2. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook. (I baked for 25 minutes)

To make frosting: Combine 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Frost the brownies while they are still warm.

The brownies were nearly gone before the night ended. Taking into consideration they went into the oven just before 10pm, one 8-inch pan of brownies simply is not enough brownies for my family. In truth, only Red and I eat the sweets. he he he

The second pan had to be a 9 x 13 without a doubt. I doubled the recipe with one adjustment. Rather than simply doubling the butter and the fat, I used one third cup of mashed, ripe banana. They were a hit! The brownies were very moist and no one missed the butter.Red and I really enjoyed the chocolate and banana combination. In fact, Red requested the Banana Brownies from the beginning.

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