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Chocolate Brownie with Peanut Butter Frosting
Dense, moist and remarkably fudgy - these are a “chocolate lover’s” dream. The light peanut butter frosting really puts them over the top!
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The peanut butter frosting is so delightful, it turns even a simple white cake into a special treat.
- 2 Tbsp. Pure Wesson® Vegetable Oil
- 6 oz. Nestlé® Chocolate Morsels
- 3/4 cup(s) melted butter
- 1/2 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cup(s) C&H® Pure Cane Extra Fine Sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 4 eggs
- tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 cup(s) chopped Diamond® Shelled Walnuts
Peanut butter frosting
- 1/2 cup(s) butter, softened
- 1 cup(s) crunchy or creamy peanut butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup(s) C&H® Confectioners Powdered Sugar
- 1/4 cup(s) Carnation® Evaporated Milk
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with oil, line with parchment paper and then oil again to ensure that the brownie doesn't stick to the pan.
- Melt the chocolate morsels and butter in 30 seconds increments in the microwave, stirring each time until smooth. Let cool for several minutes.
- Put the eggs in an electric mixer and whip until frothy. Add the sugar and whip until the mixture is very pale and thick. Blend in the vanilla.
- Sift the flour, cocoa powder and salt onto a piece of waxed paper.
- Add the melted chocolate mixture into the eggs. Then slowly add the flour mixture into the liquid, one-third at a time. Finally, fold in the walnuts.
- Pour the batter into the lined and greased pan and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
- Allow brownies to cool to room temperature before removing from the pan. Slice into 16 squares and top with a piped swirl of peanut butter frosting.
Peanut butter frosting
- Combine butter, peanut butter and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer to blend.
- Add the confectioners’ sugar in 1/4-cup increments to incorporate. Alternate sugar with tablespoons of the evaporated. Taste after adding 1 1/2 cups of sugar; it may be sweet enough for you.
- Whip until frosting is smooth and all sugar is blended in. Beat for at least 3 minutes longer for frosting to become fluffy and spreadable.