These are Homemade Brownies for a Crowd made in a jelly roll pan (12 x17), a dessert that feeds an army. Melt in your mouth, chocolate fudgy brownies with a rich chocolate frosting on top!

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HOMEMADE BROWNIES 

But I’ve never been that good at sharing…
 
I had good intentions. Last week I had just completed my 15 mile long run for my marathon training and was feeling good (If good means hardly able to walk up my stairs).
 
We had a church BBQ and I thought Brownies For a Crowd would be perfect. So I made them…and then we didn’t end up going because my husband had a work function pop up.
 
So Brownies For a Crowd turned out to be brownies for one. I had a little help from my husband and kids but I did quite a bit of the damage.
 
That’s right, not a single brownie made it out of my house.
 
Not. A. One.
Homemade brownies on a white plate
 
These are a fudgy brownie that you frost while warm so the frosting turns into more of a glaze.
 
Then I kept eating them and eating them and I decided these fudgy-no-calorie-left-behind brownies were meant just for for me.
 
It takes work to earn the name The Girl Who Ate Everything. They were even better the next day after the frosting had sunk in even more.

BROWNIE BATTER

eggs in a bowl

Start by beating eight large eggs until pale yellow.

butter

Then you will add four sticks of butter. I know. It seems like a lot but this makes a TON of brownies.

cocoa and flour

Whisk together the cocoa powder and flour.

brownie batter

Add it to the dry ingredients.

chocolate frosting

You want to spread the frosting on the brownies that aren’t hot but barely warm so the frosting kind of melts into it.

Homemade brownies in a pan

This makes 42 two-inch brownies. They are very rich so you’ll only probably be able to eat one.

Homemade brownies in a pan

COCOA

Finding the right kind of cocoa to use can be confusing. There’s sweetened and unsweetened, baking cocoa…you name it. When you’re looking for cocoa to buy, just look on the ingredients list and the only ingredient listed should be cocoa.
Homemade brownies with a bite

CAN I HALF THIS RECIPE?

Yes. If you don’t need a ton of brownies you can half this recipe and bake in a 9×13 baking dish.

Homemade brownies with a bite

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Homemade Brownies For a Crowd

This is a HUGE recipe, but I love that - bake once for a crowd or fill your freezer with brownies for any occasion.

Ingredients

Brownies:
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups cocoa (see note)
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
Frosting:
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a jelly roll pan (12 x 17 inch).

  2. Beat eggs with a mixer in a large bowl until a pale yellow. Then add sugar, salt, vanilla and beat for 1 minute.

  3. Add melted butter and blend. In another bowl, mix flour and cocoa with a whisk until well blended.
  4. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and mix until well combined.
  5. Spread into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until brownies are set in the middle. Cool for 15 minutes and spread with frosting.

  6. For the Frosting: Blend powdered sugar, butter, and cocoa along with enough milk to make the frosting a spreadable consistency. Somewhere between 1/4 to 1/2 cup of milk. You want a thick frosting that's barely spreadable. Spread over the brownies after they had cooled for 15 minutes. Keep spreading as the frosting melts making it even on the brownies. Allow brownies to continue to cool.

Recipe Notes

COCOA

Finding the right kind of cocoa to use can be confusing. There's sweetened and unsweetened, baking cocoa...you name it. When you're looking for cocoa to buy, just look on the ingredients list and the only ingredient listed should be cocoa.

CAN I HALF THIS RECIPE?

Yes. If you don't need a ton of brownies you can half this recipe and bake in a 9x13 baking dish.

Source: Real Mom Kitchen

Homemade Brownies For a Crowd