Frosted Cocoa Brownies

Oh my.  These are decadent.  I wish I hadn’t made a full recipe because now they’re calling to me from the kitchen, “Carrie, it’s just one more little piece of goodness.  No one will even notice that you ate me…except your jeans!  Mwahaha!”  I hate you evil brownies.

Desserts with which you have a love-hate relationship are usually the best ones.  This brownie recipe will be one that I will make again.  Simple ingredients.  Easy preparation.  Sinfully good.  And while I ate more than one for dessert, a normal person with a healthy relationship with sweets really only needs one to be satisfied.

I found this recipe on Tasty Kitchen, the recipe sharing site from the Pioneer Woman.  Here is the link to the site.  I’ve enjoyed searching through all the recipes, but have yet to submit any of my own.  There are already so many recipes with a pretty great variety that I don’t know if I will.  One of the things I like about sites like these is that real people made the recipes and so they are usually pretty easy and tasty.  Thank you, Tasty Kitchen!

On the site these brownies are called “Are We in Heaven?  No…It’s Just the Brownies.” which is what made me take a second look at this recipe.  I thought it was funny.  Would I say that these brownies are like being in heaven?  No.  Nothing on this earth is going to be that good.  But they are incredibly good.

The brownie is fudgy.  The frosting is pretty sweet, so a thin layer is all you need.Frosted Cocoa Brownies



  • 1 Cup Melted Butter
  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2/3 Cup Cocoa
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder


  • 6 Tablespoons Softened Butter
  • 6 Tablespoon Cocoa
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3-5 Tablespoons Milk



  1. Blend butter, sugar and vanilla. Add each egg one at a time just until incorporated.
  2. Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder, then blend into butter mixture.
  3. Spread into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool completely.


  1. Cream the butter, cocoa, corn syrup and vanilla.
  2. When mixed, add powdered sugar until blended.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until you reach the desired consistency.  Spread on brownies.