Double Chocolate Brownies

in the kitchen with bridget thibeault

Double Chocolate Brownies

"This is one of the first recipes I developed when I started my pastry business—everyone needs a rich and delicious chocolate brownie recipe! I like to use dark chocolate and mix in some good quality chocolate chips. Topping ideas are endless, but for the holidays I would recommend a rich chocolate ganache or cream cheese frosting with some crushed peppermints or festive holiday sprinkles on top." —Bridget, Luna Bakery

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Double Chocolate Brownies

3 sticks unsalted butter
½ cup cocoa powder
1 ½ cups bittersweet
chocolate chunks or chips
2 cups sugar
6 eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Dark Chocolate Ganache Frosting

8 oz dark chocolate chunks or chips
pinch salt
1 cup heavy cream

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
2 ¾ cups powdered sugar
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
pinch salt


Double Chocolate Brownies

Spray 9x13" pan with baking spray. Heat oven to 350°. melt butter, cocoa powder and chocolate in heavy bottom saucepan over low heat, stirring often. Whisk together sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt in large bowl. Slowly add chocolate mixture to sugar mixture, whisking continuously. Sift flour into chocolate mixture. stir to combine. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake 25—30 minutes or until toothpick tests clean. Let brownies cool before frosting.

Frosting: choose rich chocolate ganache or buttery cream cheese

Dark Chocolate Ganache

Place chocolate and salt in stainless or heat proof bowl. Heat cream until simmering. Pour over chocolate. Cover with plastic wrap and let steep 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Cool and pour over brownies. Refrigerate any remaining ganache.

Cream Cheese

With hand or stand mixer, mix butter and powdered sugar until smooth, scraping sides of bowl periodically. Add cream cheese and beat on low until smooth. Add vanilla and salt. Beat on 2nd speed until fluffy. Pour and spread evenly over brownies.

Double Chocolate Brownies