Brownies with Ganache Frosting

January 20, 2013 — 3 Comments

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My Mom sent me this brownie recipe a few years ago. I wasn’t sure if it would work at altitude, but to my surprise the brownies turn out perfectly every time I bake them. They are moist with a rich chocolate flavor. This recipe is really delicious as is but I like to add a variety of toppings to the brownies, such as caramel sauce, chopped peanut butter cups or chocolate frosting. Today, I wanted something extra chocolatey so I made a ganache frosting with semisweet chocolate. I was supposed to wait for the ganache to set before I cut the brownies, but as you can see from the photo above, temptation got the best of me. Oh well. The brownie was delicious.

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Brownies with Ganache Frosting

Brownie Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch metal baking pan. Note: If you want thicker brownies, you can use a 9 x 9 inch pan and adjust the baking time. You’ll need to bake the brownies for 10 mins longer and make sure to test the center to see if they are done. 
  2. In a large bowl, stir the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder and sugar until combined.
  3. Add the butter, eggs and vanilla and stir until blended. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  4. Spread the batter evenly into the greased pan.
  5. Bake for 28-33 minutes. Test with a cake tester or toothpick to make sure the center is fully baked.
  6. Remove from oven. While brownies are cooling, prepare the ganache.

Ganache Ingredients

  • 10 oz semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp butter

Directions

  1. Melt chocolate, cream and butter in a double boiler over medium heat.
  2. Whisk until completely melted and combined.
  3. Pour the ganache over the cooled brownies.
  4. Refrigerate the brownies until the ganache is set, about one hour.

Enjoy!

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3 responses to Brownies with Ganache Frosting

  1. 

    I tried these and they are so AMAZING.

  2. 

    These look great. I found your blog by searching high altitude-I too bake at high altitude and love finding other recipes that work here! Brownies (anything chocolate) are absolute favorites of mine. I’m going to have to try them. I made some raw brownies with ganache-but something like this is great for indulgence! Check out my blog if you get time?
    http://mymilehighpie.wordpress.com/ Thanks!

    • 

      Hello anybannannie! Thanks for visiting my site. It is so nice to meet a fellow high altitude baker. Your peanut butter banana cookies look delicious! I can’t wait to make some. I bet they would be a great snack to take hiking 🙂

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