Sunday, January 27, 2013



RICH COCOA BROWNIES
Is there anything better than homemade brownies on a snowy Sunday evening?  This is a recipe I whipped up with what I had on hand....and I have to say turned out fabulously!  Not quite as sweet as the norm and the cream cheese frosting adds a twang!

1 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup flour

Butter a 9x13 inch pan. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Then add cocoa.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.  Stir in the vanilla.  Stir in flour mixing just enough to blend.  Spread into prepared pan and bake for 18-20 minutes.  Cool for 15 minutes then frost with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.  Store in the refrigerator.

CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING 
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
8 oz. cream cheese, softened 
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Beat everything together until very smooth.  Spread on top of brownies.