Fudge Topped Brownies #Chocolate Party

I had LOTS of chocolate to bake up for our Decorators’ Show House party last week. I volunteer for this marvelous organization that raises funds for our county hospital…and this year our Show House is the Historic Schnull-Rauch home just north of downtown Indianapolis. 30+ interior decorators will transform this empty house into a dream home with the latest designer trends. But we get to throw a party before all the work begins…and guess who volunteered to bring chocolate dessert for 75? I don’t think anyone is surprised…yup, me. First up are these lovely First up are these lovely Fudge Topped Brownies with a decadent frosting that is just poured on top of the hot brownies.

Bill sampled the edges as I  trimmed these  into bars for the serving platter. He nodded with approval and shoveled in a few more shards. And more than one guest told me these were the BEST brownies they had ever eaten…the ultimate compliment.These were served along with squares of  Chocolate Cheesecake and Death by Chocolate Cookies…stay tuned for more chocolate treats as the month progresses. Your sweet tooth will thank me…even if your waistline won’t.

This month’s Chocolate Party theme is double chocolate…any recipe with two or more kinds of chocolate will suffice. Please feel free to link up any double chocolate  dessert you’ve made and blogged about in February…and consider joining the Chocolate Party gang. Check out our hostess’ blog, Roxana’s Home Baking for details.

Note: the linky party has disappeared, but if you’re interested in this group, head over to Roxana’s blog.

The Schnull-Rauch House…home of the 52nd consecutive Decorators’ Show House 




Fudge Topped Brownies…#Chocolate Party

Ingredients

  • Adapted from Hershey's
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa, sifted
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Frosting:
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 9 x 13 pan with nonstick foil and set aside.
  2. Stir together butter, sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, eggs, cream and 2 teaspoons vanilla in large bowl; beat till all combined. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  3. Bake 40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. When brownies are almost finished baking, combine chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan and heat till chocolate melts. Add the 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.
  4. Immediately spread over hot brownies. Allow to cool on wire rack then refrigerate. To serve, cut into bars.
  5. Makes 24 to 36 brownies.
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Comments

  1. *trying not to bake… trying not to bake… trying not to…. Grabs keys to go get chocolate*

    These look amazing! Kudos to you for giving your time for a good local cause! There’s nothing more fulfilling than giving your time for a cause you believe in- well, other than chocolate!

  2. So noble of you to raise funds for your county hospital, Liz. The Schnull-Rauch House looks like a mini castle and a fabulous place to throw a party.

    BTW For my husband’s physics & spirituality MeetUp, I was contemplating making vegan brownies with black beans. But, oh, my, my, I think your recipe is beckoning to me =)

  3. I didn’t realize you were a Hoosier! I grew up in a tiny town outside of Columbus Indiana :) and still consider the state my home. I like you even more now! And these look perfect.

  4. Taking On Magazines says:

    Oh, I’m so printing off this recipe. Hubby just left the house all forlorn because he didn’t have a sweet treat in his lunch. He’d LOVE these. I like the idea of your fundraiser very much.

  5. I bet they were happy campers with all that chocolate, amazing bars Lizzie! We have a similar iniciative here that restores historic places and eventually neighbourhoods. It´s a win-win situation, I love it.

  6. Lizzie these sound so good. What a nice thing to bake to raise money for a good cause.

  7. Oh my gosh these are too sinfully good! Fudge and brownie. *sigh*

  8. SOOOOO CHOCOLATEY! These look phenomenal.

  9. OMY Lizzy these brownies look amazing!!

  10. Hi Liz, you are brave to volunteer for such a big party! Although I understand you: it feels so good! :)

  11. These look super delicious! Perfect with a big glass of milk.

  12. These brownies sound wonderful, and what a terrific cause to bake for. Isn’t it great when you can combine two passions?

  13. Now those are some super aphrodisiac brownies, Liz! Oh my goodness! What a keeper recipe . . . thanks for sharing it!

    Bill and I drove through Iowa City after my dad’s funeral on the way back to SC, to stop at the bookstore for some “IOWA” souvenirs (you can’t find those in Ames!). Thank you for your kind sympathy card. The thoughtfulness of all of my friends, co-workers, and blogging buddies has overwhelmed me with emotion.

    Hugs and kisses,
    Roz

  14. Oh my goodness, chocolate heaven has been found!

  15. Beautiful brownies, Liz! Love your fudge topping!

  16. Liz, what a beautiful house! And how fabulous of you to donate all the amazing chocolatey treats. These brownies look OH EM GEE fantastic. So rich, dense and fudgy. I would’ve bought out your entire inventory if I attended that fundraiser and then put in an order for more. You do deliver, right? ;)

  17. I would gladly volunteer to taste the edges next time. They look very chocolaty and perfect to my eyes.

  18. Recipe printed!!! These look amazing. What a great fundraiser idea – wish I could attend!

  19. These look like absolute perfection! WOW Liz!

  20. carol | a cup of mascarpone says:

    WOW! These look incredible, Liz! What a perfect chocolate party recipe!!!

  21. I can’t even tell you how much I want to eat this entire plate of fudge tropped brownies right now. These are out of control.

  22. Every time I come visit your blog I find something new I MUST make. This is one!

  23. Oh! There is a chocolate party… Hope to join this event too. “Please bake chocolate…” – Will keep this in my mind!

  24. Woo-hoo, chocolate lovers unite!!!

  25. Those look so good! You can never have too much chocolate :)

  26. Oh Liz that is a really good cause that you are getting involved in and my hats off to you. As always, you bake things that are irresistably delicious. Have a good week! :)

  27. Whoa mama, these look totally perfect!!!

  28. Goodness gracious me! Lizzy, I’m been chomping on cookies the whole weekend and now you are tempting me with something else! Bookmarking this for after Chinese New Year :)

  29. Oh Lizzy.. I wish I lived closer and could help you to test all those delicious things that you make.. :D

  30. Holy cow those look good! I would never think to put fudge on top of something already as rich as a brownie…but I think it definitely works!

  31. Liz, you are amazing and it doesn’t surprise me at all that you are baking chocolate desserts for 75! These look awesome…they almost look like they have 3 layers of chocolate! My sweet tooth…and my dentist….thank you in advance! ; – }

  32. Liz you get me every time! These look over the top incredible!

  33. What a perfect recipe for a fundraiser chocolate party!

  34. You are killing me with this gorgeous recipe :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  35. The texture on these looks absolutely perfect! And chocolate? More is always merrier :)

  36. Liz, what a very worthy cause and what a decadent Brownie – I really like the elegant look of these, makes for a very nice presentation. A fudge frosting that gets poured over a hot brownie is something I have yet to try and from the compliments that you got, this must be a wonderful recipe.

  37. Liz, you are as sweet as your sweet creations! What a wonderful organization to help out. :) I would devour these without question. Amazing looking brownies. :)

  38. Love your blog Liz!! I made the nutella truffles yesterday, oh my they were awesome!! xx

  39. Liz you make the best baked goods and I really wish I had your metabolism I know hence the blog name. Your event sounded like a fun thing for the community wish I was close I would have really like to see what the decorators came up with.

  40. Chocolate party. For 75. Good cause. Decadent brownies. You’re the tops, Liz. Fabulous!

  41. These are calling my name. wowzers!

  42. Oh Wow! And for such a good cause too.

  43. Oh gosh, I want one of those right now! Or two…or eight.

  44. Very cool for the decorated house. And the more chocolate on anything the better. Great brownies.

  45. is there anything better than chocolate on chocolate? reminds me of Texas sheet cake, you frost while hot…why wait?? :)

  46. They look like the beat brownies ever!!! Congratulations on your event- I’m sure your brownies were extremely popular ;-)

  47. Oh my goodness… these recipes look so delicious! I don’t think I have a double chocolate recipe to link up right now :( and I’m bummed.

    But I’d love for you to join my weekend link party The Weekend re-Treat if you have a recipe you’d like to share http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/

    Hope to see you there!

  48. Those brownies look deadly good. Love the photos. I always have so much trouble photographing chocolate. What a house!

  49. Thanks for coming by with your chocolate dish. Be sure and come back on Monday with another weekend project for What’d You Do This Weekend.

    Linda

  50. These look great- So glad to be posting with your through the chocolate party :)

  51. I’m confused by this sentence in Step 3:
    “Add the and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.”

    Add the (what?) and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla….something is missing there??

  52. it’s not surprise you picked to bring the chocolate treats for the party! Your friends are the luckiest, they get to eat all your delicious treats including these rich double chocolate brownies, mmm
    Thanks for sharing the recipe and bringing it to this month chocolate party

  53. Such decadent brownies – the kind I just loooooooooooooooove !!

  54. Oh chocolate how I love these! I don’t think brownies can get better then these! Delicious Lizzy!

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