I’ve only made this Brownie Batter Frosting a couple of times because honestly – it’s dangerous. Very, very dangerous.
Usually when I bake brownies, I eat at least as much brownie batter as I eat actual brownies. My friend Terry asked once why I even bother baking once I mix it up and I have to agree with her sentiment… the batter is just so.much.better. So Terry… this is for you.
And if you’re like her (and me), you’re probably going to love this too! It has the rich flavor of brownies, except it’s frosting.
Hear me say this – if you love brownies, you need to try it! You can pipe it onto a cupcake or slather it on a cake or eat it right off the spoon… but without the guilt of eating raw batter. I thought taking a picture of it with a spoon might convince you to try it that way… don’t you wanna just have a bite?
Not that I ever feel guilty for eating raw batter… I mean really – I’ve been doing it for probably all 38 years of my life without ever getting sick so that particular worry has never occurred to me. But I know some people fret about such things. God bless ’em.
Anyway, one day I was making brownies and I wondered if there was a way to get that unique brownie flavor into frosting. I decided to just start mixing and see what I could come up with and that’s when this Brownie Batter Frosting happened.
And since I was already baking brownies that day, I decided to pipe some frosting onto those too and oh yeah… it worked.
What do you think? Do you have any questions? Leave me a comment and I’ll help out if I can! Also, if you’re obsessed with chocolate like I am, scroll past the recipe and check out my other chocolate-and-brownie-loaded recipes!!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ⅔ cup brownie mix, dry (from the box)
- 2 squares of unsweetened bakers chocolate, melted (assuming squares are 1 oz. each)
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar (more if needed for desired consistency)
- 2 Tbsp. hot water, more if needed
- In a mixing bowl, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Pour in the melted chocolate squares and mix thoroughly then add the dry brownie mix, salt, and vanilla and beat again. Slowly add in the powdered sugar. It will be thick! Add the hot water (one tablespoon at a time) until the desired consistency is achieved.
- Taste it to be sure you like it - you may want to add more cocoa powder or brownie mix or vanilla or salt... I like to tinker with recipe amounts until I get them just perfect for me!