Frosted Buttermilk Brownies

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Serves about 40 brownies | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 30 minutes total

Why I Love This Recipe

I found this recipe many years ago in one of the cookbooks you pick up at the grocery store registers while you wait your turn in line. Luckily I copied it for many friends, so even though I cannot put my hands on the original book any more, I still have the recipe. These are delicious cake-like brownies with wonderful fudgy frosting. They are a standard to bake and take on camping trips, and pot lucks when I need to bring a dessert. The original recipe called for coconut in the frosting, but I never added it.

Ingredients You'll Need

2 C flour
2 C sugar
5 t unsweetened cocoa
1 C water
½ C margarine
1 t baking soda
½ C buttermilk
2 eggs

¼ C unsweetened cocoa
1/3 C buttermilk
½ C margarine
4 ½ C powdered sugar
1 t vanilla


PREHEAT oven to 375 ° F.

Grease 15 X 10 inch baking pan.

Combine flour, sugar and 5 T cocoa in a large mixing bowl and mix well.

In a saucepan, combine water and margarine and bring to a boil over medium heat.

Pour over flour mixture.

Beat at low speed until blended; beat at high speed until smooth.

Add baking soda, buttermilk and eggs; blend well.

Pour batter into greased pan.

Bake 15 – 20 minutes.

Prepare frosting while the brownies bake.

In large saucepan, combine cocoa, buttermilk and margarine.

Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Remove from heat and add sugar and vanilla; mix well.

Spread over warm brownies.

Cool and cut into bars.

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