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Servings: 24 -36 brownies, depending on size

Easy Double Fudge Brownie Recipe

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
These Easy Double Fudge Brownies are as easy as a box, but SO MUCH BETTER! Super rich and fudgy, they're topped with a cooked chocolate frosting that satisfies any chocolate craving. Cut the brownies into shapes for any holiday!

Ingredients

Brownies:

  • 3 cups brownie mix — see note about using a box brownie mix instead
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream — do not substitute
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules — optional, but gives a dark rich chocolate flavor
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13” pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Stir all the brownie ingredients together in a large bowl using a wooden spoon or spatula. Spread in prepared pan and bake 22-28 minutes until a toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs stuck to it. Let the brownies cool completely before frosting.
  3. To make frosting: Whisk heavy whipping cream, sour cream, instant coffee, and vanilla in a measuring cup. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Whisk in sugar, cocoa powder, and salt, the mixture will be grainy. Slowly mix in the wet ingredients. Cook for about 2-3 minutes over low heat until the mixture thickens slightly, but don’t let it boil.
  4. Pour frosting over brownies and spread to coat. Let cool completely. The frosting will not harden unless you chill the brownies.
  5. If you want to cut shapes, use cookie cutters and cut them once the frosting is cool. Add any sprinkles or pipe on football laces using white chocolate, frosting, or Cool Whip.
  6. Store loosely covered on the counter, or chill to set the frosting. Will keep for up to 3 days on the counter.