Best Brownies

    55 mins

    These brownies always turn out!

    8057 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • Brownies
    • 115g butter
    • 200g (1 cup) caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 30g cocoa powder
    • 60g (1/2 cup) plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • Icing
    • 60g butter, softened
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 125g (3/4 cup) icing sugar

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20cm square baking pan.
    2. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla essence.
    3. Beat in cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder. Spread mixture into prepared pan.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
    5. To Make the Icing: Combine together in a bowl, butter, cocoa, honey, vanilla essence and icing sugar until smooth. Ice brownies while they are still warm. When cool, cut into 16 squares

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    These brownies are magnificent!!! I mean "melt in your mouth" and I didn't even make the frosting. I doubled the recipe and it still won't be enough. There are a few tips that will ensure your brownies are not cakey. I do not use a mixer because you can overmix your batter and whip too much air into the eggs. This makes your brownies have a cakey texture. Mix everything by hand in a bowl and lightly beat your eggs before adding them to the mixture. Gently stirring everything together makes them turn out better as opposed to franticly beating the mixture. Hope this helps, because I will NEVER buy brownie mix again.  -  03 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I doubled the recipe and made a 9x13 pan of these brownies for a party, and everybody loved them! I also entered them in my local county fair and won first place. The problem with the frosting is that you need to halve the amount of powdered sugar and melt the butter. This makes a glaze that you can spread on top. It hardens into a beautiful, shiny frosting. I thought some of the info in the reviews was conflicting, so here's the scoop: 1. These are neither "cake" brownies nor "fudge" brownies; they fall somewhere in between. If you must have one or the other, then this recipe is not for you. 2. Yes, the frosting is sweet. If you like frosting, then add it, if not, leave it off. 3. Yes, these are homemade brownies and do not taste like boxed brownie mix. I can't understand why anyone would prefer a mix to homemade, but if that's your thing, then stick with the mix.  -  10 May 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are great! I changed the recipe to make them better for you. I used 1/2 c. applesauce instead of butter and 1/2 cup Equal spoonfuls and 1/2 cup sugar instead of 1 cup sugar and used egg substitute and omitted the glaze. They ended up with only 45 calories apiece and 0 grams of fat! they were SOOOO GOOOD!!! :-)  -  24 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)