About this recipe:These brownies have the best of both worlds.....dense, rich chocolate brownies with a layer of dense, rich chocolate fudge frosting on top!
Makes: 32 brownies
For the brownies
225g dark chocolate
600g caster sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
200g plain flour
235g walnuts, chopped
For the chocolate fudge frosting
250g caster sugar
250ml double cream
150g dark chocolate
110g butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:40min › Ready in:1hr
Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a 25.5 x 30cm baking tray or cake tin.
To make the brownies: Place chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on High until the chocolate is soft and the butter has melted, about 2 minutes. Stir to mix.
Place the eggs, sugar and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract in a large bowl, and beat with an electric mixer on high speed for 2 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to low, and beat in the melted butter-chocolate mixture. Beat in the flour until just combined (do not overmix), and stir in the chopped walnuts. Spread the batter in the prepared tin.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes. Cool in the pan before spreading the fudge icing on top.
To make fudge icing:combine 250g sugar with the cream in a saucepan over medium heat, and stir until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to simmer, about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, and let the mixture simmer for 6 or 7 minutes without stirring.
Remove the cream mixture from the heat, and stir in chocolate and butter, stirring to melt and blend in the chocolate. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; whisk until smooth. Place the frosting in the fridge and stir every few minutes until the frosting has chilled and is thick, about 30 minutes. Spread the icing over the cooled brownies and cut into squares.
I only used the frosting for a chocolate fudge topping in this recipe! It was absolutely delicious and highly recommend it as frosting for cup-cakes etc! thank you so much! I have been looking for a recipe like this for ages - 27 Jul 2015