Frosted Buttermilk Brownies
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes total
  • Servings: about 40 brownies
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • BROWNIES
  • 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
  • FROSTING
  • ¼ C unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/3 C buttermilk
  • ½ C margarine
  • 4 ½ C powdered sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
DIRECTIONS
  1. PREHEAT oven to 375 ° F.
  2. Grease 15 X 10 inch baking pan.
  3. Combine flour, sugar and 5 T cocoa in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  4. In a saucepan, combine water and margarine and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  5. Pour over flour mixture.
  6. Beat at low speed until blended; beat at high speed until smooth.
  7. Add baking soda, buttermilk and eggs; blend well.
  8. Pour batter into greased pan.
  9. Bake 15 – 20 minutes.
  10. Prepare frosting while the brownies bake.
  11. In large saucepan, combine cocoa, buttermilk and margarine.
  12. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  13. Remove from heat and add sugar and vanilla; mix well.
  14. Spread over warm brownies.
  15. Cool and cut into bars.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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.