Cake Brownies with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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These are far more cake than brownies. The chocolate flavor is light, so you absolutely need the frosting. I'm probably going to try a chocolate buttercreme next time.

This isn't the first time I've made this, and they're tasty for what they are, but they're not the kind of rich, chocolatey brownies I'm really craving right now.

The glass 13x9 pan I used takes at least 30 minutes. I do not recommend using glass bakeware for cakes...

Ingredients

Cake

  • 3/4 c butter
  • 1 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 c milk
  • 1 c chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 c semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • Water, if needed

Instructions

Cake

Preheat oven to 350°.

Melt the butter. Combine melted butter, sugar, and cocoa powder in a bowl. Add eggs and mix until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda and mix until combined. Add milk and mix until smooth. Add nuts if desired.

Spread into 13x9 pan and bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 2 hours before frosting.

Frosting

In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar.

In a medium saucepan, slowly heat chocolate chips until smooth. Pour in to cream cheese and mix until smooth.

Spread over brownies.

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The best part of these is that the ingredients are all pretty normal to have around.

First melt the butter.

Add the sugar and the chocolate powder.

Next, add the eggs and mix it all together.

Now, the flour.

Finally, the milk.

Spread it into a pan and bake.

Glassware takes a lot longer to bake, so be sure to use the toothpick to check doneness.

It needs to cool for a couple hours, so wait for a bit before making the frosting.

First, combine the non-chocolate ingredients.

We only need a cup of the chips, so save the rest for later (or eat them).

Melt the chocolate carefully over low heat, stirring constantly.

Then, add it to the rest, and mix together.

When completely mixed, new lights will turn on, to make your kitchen shine with radience.

If you need to at this point, add some water to make this spreadable.

And we're done!

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