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
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.