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Frosted Fudge Brownies

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Ingredients

1 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup baking cocoa
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Frosting:
6 tablespoons butter
2-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 to 1/3 cup milk

Instructions

In a saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat. Stir in cocoa and cool. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Graduallly add to egg mixture. Stir in vanilla and cooled chocolate mixture. Mix well. Spread into a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 28 mintues or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Do not overbake. Cool on wire rack. For frosting, in a mixing bowl, cream butter, confectioners' sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Add enough milk until frosting is spreading consistency. Spread over brownies. Cut into bars. Makes 2 dozen.

Marion Erickson
Rock Island



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