Brownies for a Crowd

Need to feed a crowd? This Brownies for a Crowd recipe is perfect. A delicious recipe that makes


One of the best parts of being a blogger is all the really nice bloggers you meet along the way.

I attended my very first blogger conference a few years ago and one of the first people I met was Laura from Real Mom Kitchen. She was so friendly and kindly let me hang a bit with her and her sister that day. I love Laura’s blog and have used many of her recipes. When she told me she was coming out with a cookbook I was so excited for her. I was even more excited when she shared with me an “advance” copy.

And in the meantime you can drool over these yummy brownies, a recipe I made from Laura’s new cookbook – Brownies for a Crowd.


I know some people prefer a chewy, gooey brownie and others a more cake like brownie. I am right in the middle and these brownies are just that – a little chewy but not too chewy and a little cake like but not too cake like.


The recipe calls for a chocolate frosting but I ran out of time and butter so I just sprinkled them with a little powdered sugar!


In addition to being just the right consistency of brownie this recipe makes a large batch – it totally filled my 12 x 17 jelly roll pan almost to overflowing! I had a couple of different meetings at my house this past week and this big batch of brownies was perfect.

The next time you need a nice big batch of brownies give this recipe a try and be sure and check out Laura’s new cookbook.


Brownies for a Crowd
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 C sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 4 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 C butter, melted
  • 3 C flour
  • 1½ C cocoa
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • ½ C butter, softened
  • ½ C cocoa
  • milk
To make brownies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Beat eggs in mixer until blended
  3. Add in sugar, salt and vanilla and beat for 1 minute
  4. Add in melted butter and blend together well
  5. In another bowl mix flour and cocoa and whisk until well blended
  6. Add flour/cocoa mixture to wet mixture and mix until well combined
  7. Spread into a greased 12 x 17 jelly roll pan
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes
  9. Cool for 15 minutes and then frost
To make frosting:
  1. Mix together powdered sugar, butter, and cocoa along with enough milk to make the frosting a good consistency to spread
  2. Spread over brownies after they have cooled for 15 minutes
  3. The frosting will melt, making it nice and even with the brownies
  4. Allow to cool
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Cindy says

    The Brownies look sooooo good! Thanks for all of the updates on everything. It’s nice to see all of the beautiful parties you have had. Thinking of you as a new emptynester. I know you will keep busy! Thanks again for your great blog.
    You are a true blessing!

  2. says

    We had fish tacos for dinner tonight. If someone would have told me two years ago that I would be eating fish tacos, I would have told them they were crazy. I now love fish tacos! I use the frozen tilapia from Cosco, defrost and bake. Then I mix up some black beans with some corn and a shallot or two and bring to a boil. I use corn tortillas and soften for 10 seconds – 5 per side in a little canola oil. I had sides of cheese, salsa, chopped fresh tomatoes, lettuce, and cilantro. Yummy! I hope this recipe qualifies for entry for that cookbook. I’d love a new cookbook.

    • Michelle Payne says

      We are having Fish Tacos on Saturday! I too had never ever thought I would eat Fish Tacos. Last year, I made them, using another bloggers recipe. OMG they are sinfully delicious.

  3. Jodi says

    Friday night is always pizza night at our house, but it is so hot, I am thinking sandwiches may be better!

  4. Brandee says

    We are heading up to the mountain to go camping. So we will be having Chili, Dutchoven Corn Bread, and Dutchoven Monkey Bread. YUM!!

  5. AnnMarie says

    I am off to work and my hubby is cooking for the kids. So probably cereal or he will take them to Grandma’s house.

  6. Sarah says

    I love Laura’s recipes, and yours too! My husband and I are going out of town this weekend, so we will probably go out to dinner. I am thinking either steak or pasta :)

  7. kathy steadman says

    We had sub sandwitches at the park…it was just so nice out! I love Laura’s glad she’s done a book.

  8. Laura says

    Tonight, we are having a dish that my Dutch Grandmother used to make…. Beef Roast with Potatoes and caramelized onions, and a green salad with Oma’s homemade dressing. Along with that, I will be trying Leighanne’s recipe for 7up Biscuits! There’s going to be a party in my mouth this evening!

  9. Devon says

    We’re having a Greek salad, Marinaded London Broil with homemade french fries and some Magelby rolls! I just stumbled across your site in my search for cream cheese muffins and instantly fell in love. My boyfriend saw a picture of the London Broil and instantly was hungry, so we had to go shopping. We’re excited about the rolls—I’ve been on a yeast roll kick lately; I make them about three times every two weeks, but no one complains, so I’ll just keep going! I’m sure they’ll enjoy the variety.

  10. Kelly says

    I hate running out of butter in the middle of a recipe!!! The brownies look yummy.

    We are having sausage, baked zucchini fries, and salad with homeade croutons for supper tonight (unless the hubby decides to spring for pizza:)!

  11. says

    It is 8:30 and we are still deciding on dinner. Busy day, kids fed and in probably quick take out. Just found your blog..looking forward to looking around.


  12. Ginny says

    Went to a Williams Sonoma techniques class this morning, “Farmers Market. ” So yummy had to cook the same things for dinner tonight – Herb Pesto and Mozzarella Panini and Mexican Street Corn. Next to the taste, the best part was I had everything I needed except the Mozzarella. Perfect summer food.

  13. Meli says

    We are having dinner at my mom and dad’s tonight with the rest of the fam-2 brothers, 1 sister, 1 brother-in-law, 1 niece, and my 2 sons. I’m not sure what mom is making, but I’m bringing s’mores cracker candy for dessert.

  14. Adah Alvarez says

    We wil be having pan seared cod seasoned with sea salt, black pepper and a little dill. Green beans and zucchini from my csa box and probably rice pilaf or mashed potatoes.

  15. Margaret Boone Alderdice says

    I am making a Cabbage Roll Casserole for supper tonight. Taste like cabbage rolls but with less fuss. So easy. We love it so much. Makes a wonderful meal.

  16. Casandra says

    I cooked smothered chicken and rice. Green beans with bacon, candied yams and sweet corn bread. I love living in the south.

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