Same brownies. Different color frosting. Both so dang yummy. I get to enjoy back-to-back baby showers for 2 friends that are both having baby girls this summer. Perfect excuse to make these brownies and make them PINK! I took the picture of the green ones years ago, and the pink ones are from Kari’s shower last night and there is plenty more for Bri’s shower tonight.
[ MINT BROWNIES ]
2 c. butter – melted
3/4 c. cocoa
2 1/4 c. sugar
6 eggs – beaten
Combine above ingredients and mix well. Add the following to the mixture:
2 c. flour
1/8 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
Bake this brownie layer in a Texas sheet cake pan or two 9″ x 13″ pans for this amount. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes (add 8-10 minutes if you use two 9″ x 13″ pans. Cool completely.
4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. butter – melted
5 Tbsp. milk
6 drops food coloring
2 tsp. mint or peppermint extract
Spread frosting on chilled cake and then chill again. Melt a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips and spread for top layer. Chill.
My friend Rebecca introduced these to me about 4-5 years ago.
PS – I’d love to show you last year’s Christmas card but I may be including it in an article I’m working on for Creating Keepsakes. If I end up not including it there, I’ll post it here soon.