Bakery Brownies at Home
There is nothing like the fudgy goodness of an iced brownie with chocolate icing and a sugar-coated bottom from a bakery - now you can make them at home!
- 4 eggs
- 2½ cups granulated sugar
- 1¼ teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 3/4 cup Crisco Shortening
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup water
Chocolate Fudge Icing
- 7½ Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon sunflower oil recommended, can use vegetable oil
- 1¾ Tablespoons Crisco Shortening
- 2½ teaspoons light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1/3 cup butter
- 5 Tablespoons simple syrup, divided use see recipe notes
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons water
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
Add whole eggs, sugar, salt, cocoa powder, vanilla, baking powder into a mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes or until smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl and set aside.
Add shortening to saucepan and melt down to liquid. DO NOT BOIL. Add curb syrup and stir.
Add the shortening mixture to the egg mixture in the mixing bowl and mix on low speed for 1 minute. Slowly mix in flour and water, blend well for approximately 1 minute at medium speed. Once the flour is fully incorporated. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
Bake in a pre-heated 350° oven for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan
Chocolate Fudge Icing
Add cocoa powder, sunflower seed oil, shortening and 2½ teaspoons light corn syrup in a large mixing bowl-mix at low speed until combined and fudge consistency.
Add the remaining Tablespoon of corn syrup, butter, vanilla, 1 Tablespoon of simple syrup to the mixing bowl with the fudge base you just made. Scrape down bowl and add remaining 4 Tablespoons of simple syrup and mix well.
Add 2 cups of powdered sugar with 2 Tablespoons of water, mix until incorporated. Add the other 2 cups of powdered sugar and the remaining Tablespoon of water and mix completely. If too thick can add 1 teaspoon of water to thin icing to desired consistency.
Icing and Cutting Brownies
Once brownies have cooled in the pan you can ice them.
I then cut the edges off and eat them!!!
Then I cut the brownies into small squares, dip the bottoms in granulated white sugar and place on a serving plate!
To make simple syrup for this recipe bring 6 Tablespoons of water to a boil, add 6 Tablespoons of granulated sugar to boiling water and stir until sugar is dissolved.
I make 6 Tablespoons of simple syrup even though recipe calls for 5 Tablspoons to take into account evaporation, then measure out 5 Tablespoons for recipe.