Buttermilk Pecan Brownies with Sour Cream Frosting

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1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3 eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped and toasted
5 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar


Grease a 13x9x2" baking pan; set aside. In a medium saucepan melt butter over low heat. Cool slightly. Stir sugar and brown sugar into melted butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating by hand just till combined. Stir in buttermilk or sour milk and vanilla. Stir together flour and baking soda. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, stir just till combined. Divide batter into 2 equal portions (about 1 3/4 cups each). Stir pecans into one portion and spread this batter in prepared pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Stir the melted chocolate and cinnamon into the remaining batter; blend well. Spread the chocolate batter over partially baked brownies. Continue baking about 20 minutes or till toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool. Frost and garnish with chocolate curls. FOR FROSTING: In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the sour cream, butter and vanilla with an electric mixer on low speed till smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating on low speed till smoth and

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