Confession time: I’ve never been a fan of brownie frosting. That is, until now! Prepare yourself for a heavenly experience by pairing this incredible frosting with the Best Brownie Recipe ever created.
The Secret Ingredient to Perfect Frosting
Just this week, I decided to take my From-Scratch Brownie Mix to the next level. I wanted to give my brownies a touch of decadence. So, I experimented by adding honey to a basic chocolate frosting recipe, and the results were absolutely delightful!
Why Brownie-Specific Frosting?
Allow me to explain why this particular frosting is the perfect match for brownies.
First and foremost, its texture is soft and heavenly. But what sets it apart is how it develops a delicate crust when left to sit. The natural consistency of this frosting is simply unmatched.
Secondly, it complements the overall flavor combination, rather than overpowering the brownies or the frosting itself. The result is a harmonious marriage of tastes that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.
Lastly, this frosting is specifically designed to be applied to warm brownies. By doing so, it effectively locks in the moisture of the brownie, creating a seamless transition from velvety smoothness to a chewy, gooey delight.
Why “Brownie” Frosting?
Let me share my personal favorite way to enjoy this frosting: on brownies! Picture an ooey-gooey brownie with a luscious chocolate frosting that melts into every nook and cranny. It’s pure magic on a plate!
A Frosting That’s Quick as a Minute
Not only is this brownie frosting delicious, but it’s also incredibly quick and easy to make. It takes just about a minute to whip up and spreads effortlessly over cooled brownies. I must admit, I’ve even slathered it on freshly baked brownies straight out of the oven, and the taste is out of this world. However, if presentation is important to you, I recommend doubling the recipe and using half immediately, then applying the other half once the brownies have cooled for a prettier appearance.
Consider me a Converted Fan!
After experiencing the wonders of frosting on brownies, I am officially converted into a true fan. I sincerely hope you’ll join me on this delectable journey.
Now, let’s get down to business and gather the ingredients for this extraordinary brownie frosting.
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup (125 g) confectioners’ sugar
- 3 tablespoons whole milk or heavy cream
- In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment or using a hand mixer, combine the softened butter, cocoa powder, honey, vanilla extract, and confectioners’ sugar.
- Turn on the mixer at low speed and let it blend the ingredients for approximately 30 seconds.
- Gradually add the milk, one tablespoon at a time, until you achieve the desired consistency. The amount may vary depending on the season and your kitchen, so you might not need all three tablespoons, or you may require an additional one.
- Spread the frosting over warm brownies, and prepare to indulge in pure bliss!