Moist Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Icing

Moist Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Icing


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These are very moist brownies which are almost like a rich dense cake. I'm sure you will love them like I do!


Serves: 12 

  • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
  • 3 cups (600g) white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 375g butter
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 125g butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 teaspoons milk
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a Swiss roll tin.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and bicarb soda. In a small saucepan, bring 375g butter, 4 1/2 tablespoons cocoa and 1 1/2 cups (375ml) water to a rapid boil. Pour over the flour mixture and stir until combined. Add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla essence; mix well.
  3. Spread batter evenly into the prepared baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Cool before icing.
  4. Icing: In a small saucepan melt 1/2 cup of butter. Stir in the icing sugar, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla, in that order. Beat by hand until creamy then spread onto cooled sheet of brownies. Cut into squares and enjoy.

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Very easy to make, very rich (I would recommend cutting it into small squares). Lovely and moist. Recipe makes a lot of brownies, so it's good for a large gathering. - 28 Jul 2012

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