Jul 122010

Daddy came over last night and he likes brownies so I made brownies. There is a funny story about these brownies but you have to wait till the end!

Brownie Ingredients


Going in the Oven

Out of the Oven

Frosting Ingredients


All Frosted

On My Plate!

Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

1 cup butter, softened
1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
3 whole eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped nuts (I didn’t put the nuts in, not a nut fan)
Brownie Frosting
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
3/4 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon light corn syrup, optional

Heat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

Beat butter, cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture until well blended. Stir in nuts. Spread batter in prepared pan.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or just until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Prepare BROWNIE FROSTING; spread over brownies. Cut into bars. About 36 brownies.

Brownie Frosting: Beat butter and cocoa in small bowl until blended; gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating well. Add 1 tablespoon milk and corn syrup, if desired; beat until smooth and of spreading consistency. Add additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, if needed. About 1 cup frosting.

Funny story, I went to use my 1/3 cup measure for the frosting when I discovered that it was dirty. I had accidentally used it for the cocoa powder in the brownies.  So instead of 3 1/4 cup scoops equaling 3/4 cups I did 3 1/3 cup scoops equaling 1 cup. They were very chocolatey!!

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