Recipes and Cooking Cake Brownies 5.0 (1) 1 Review This easy brownie recipe is delicious as-is, but is even more delectable topped with a no-cook chocolate frosting. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and these cake brownies will disappear in a flash. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on November 16, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 15 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 48 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ¾ cup butter 1 ¼ cup sugar ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup milk 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1 recipe No-Cook Fudge Frosting No-Cook Fudge Frosting 4 cup powdered sugar ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup softened butter ⅓ cup boiling water 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large microwave-safe bowl microwave butter on 100 percent power (high) for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted. (Or melt butter over medium heat in a medium saucepan; remove from heat.) Stir in sugar and cocoa powder until combined. Add eggs and vanilla. Using a wooden spoon, beat lightly just until combined. In a small bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to chocolate mixture, beating after each addition. Stir in walnuts. Spread batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Spread cooled brownies with No-Cook Fudge Frosting. Cut into bars. No-Cook Fudge Frosting In a large mixing bowl stir together powdered sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder. Add softened butter, boiling water, and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute with an electric mixer on medium speed. If necessary, let cool about 20 minutes or until frosting reaches spreading consistency. If frosting is too thick, beat in boiling water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 146 Calories 7g Fat 19g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 48 Calories 146 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 23mg 8% Sodium 72mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 19g 7% Total Sugars 15g Protein 2g Calcium 40.4mg 3% Iron 0.5mg 3% Potassium 27mg 1% Folate, total 4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.