Traditional Brownies

    55 minutes

    Brownies are a traditional American snack and dessert icon and this is a great recipe for a rich chocolate brownie and matching icing.

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    Serves: 16 

    • Brownies
    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 1/2 cup (60g) 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

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

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20cm square baking tin.
    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 tin.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
    5. 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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    Something else. I doubled the recipe for a party, and everybody loved them! The problem with the icing is that you need to halve the amount of icing sugar and melt the butter. This makes a glaze that you can spread on top. It hardens into a beautiful, shiny icing. Note: 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 icing is sweet. If you like icing, then add it, if not, leave it off.  -  21 Jul 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. These brownies are magnificent!!! I mean "melt in your mouth" and I didn't even make the icing. 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.  -  21 Jul 2008


    great recipe :D super easy to make and doesn't take long to cook either so yey all around. Super moist and not too rich either, the icing with the honey in it really seems to go well with the actual brownie itself incredibly well so i recommend this to anyone after a brownie recipe.  -  17 Jan 2012