Iced brownies

    1 hour 45 min

    These rich brownies are topped with a thin layer of glossy chocolate icing while still warm. Yum, yum!

    3 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • Brownies
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 300g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 225g butter
    • 30g cocoa powder
    • 240ml hot strongly brewed coffee
    • 2 eggs
    • 120ml buttermilk
    • Chocolate icing
    • 120g butter
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 4 tablespoons milk
    • 450g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a deep-sided Swiss roll tin. Combine caster sugar, flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt together in a bowl.
    2. Place 225g butter, 30g cocoa powder and 240ml coffee in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave for three minutes, stirring after each minute, until well blended. Whisk together the eggs and buttermilk in a bowl. Stir in the flour and cocoa mixtures, mixing until just combined. Pour mixture into the prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 20 minutes.
    4. For the icing: Heat 120g butter, 2 tablespoons cocoa and milk in a saucepan over medium heat until combined, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Stir in the icing sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour the warm icing over the warm brownies. Allow brownies to cool completely before slicing into bars.

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    Reviews in English (8)


    As this recipe's first reviewer I was hoping to offer better than this average, 3-star review. Yes, they're good. Moist, lightly chocolate and more cake-like, just as the submitter describes. Still, I have a few criticisms that wouldn't allow me to rate them higher. First, there are holes in the cake, which in my view is not pretty, whether it affects taste or not. My fault, possibly, but I generally don't have that problem. Second, the preparation requires a little more monkeying around with than it needs to and could easily be simplified. Finally, there is just nothing uniquely special or stand-out about them to distinguish them from other, similar, recipes. Good, but not memorable.  -  17 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is very much like my Texas Sheet Cake recipe. It is very moist delicious more cake like than the chewy brownies that I have traditionally made. It is very good for a change. I would list it as a cake recipe not a brownie recipe.  -  19 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Moist, cake like brownies. There isn't much flavor, so if there is a next time, I'd have to make extra strong coffee (maybe 3 T instant to a cup of water!). The frosting is smooth and rich. I was surprised when frosting was put it on the hot bars, that the bars didn't absorb it!  -  24 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)