Mom’s Old Fashioned Brownies

Frosted Brownies
by Lorraine Alldredge, my mom 🙂

1/2 t baking powder
1 1/2 c. flour
10 Tbl. cocoa
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
2 c. sugar
2 cubes butter or margarine
I also like to add chocolate chips sometimes (optional)

Cream (this means to mix it until it is creamy – whipped almost) sugar and margarine. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Sift dry ingredients and mix in. Spread batter into a 9×13 pan (or mulitply it by 3/2 and spread it into a baking sheet like we would do for cookies) Bake at 350 (for 9×13, about 30 minutes, but for the baking sheet, about 15-20). It is done when a toothpick (or fork) can be inserted into the center and doesn’t come out doughy.


Melt 5 T. milk, 4 T. cocoa and 1 stick margarine or butter. Add 1 tsp vanilla, and 3 cups powdered sugar. Beat well.