Chocolate and Caramel – does it get any better than that?! These double chocolate brownies with salted caramel frosting are pure heaven.
Sometimes a girl just needs some chocolate. It was one of those weeks for me. I typically will pick anything citrus over chocolate but once and a while, you just need some chocolate.
To make these brownies I took two of my favorite recipes. I used my mom’s go to, been making for years chocolate syrup brownie recipe. To give it even more chocolate goodness, I added in chocolate chips before baking too, thus making it double chocolate. Chocolate syrup and chocolate chips!! It is a nice gooey, chewy type of brownie which is exactly how I prefer my brownies.
The caramel frosting recipe is from my favorite caramel cake. If you have never made a caramel cake, you need to make this cake!! The cake is really really good but the frosting is AMAZING! I just knew that the double chocolate brownies and caramel frosting would be a perfect combination.
The only thing that would make it better is by making it a salted caramel frosting! I added a bit of my favorite French salt to the frosting and sprinkled some on top too. If you aren’t a salted caramel fan, just leave the salt out! The frosting is easy to make right on the stove top and there is no thermometer needed.
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FRENCH SALT: I love this stuff! It’s amazing on everything. I love to sprinkle it on the top of my cookies.
9 x 13 GLASS PAN – I actually own three of these and they seem to be in constant use.
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Double Chocolate Brownie Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate syrup
- 1 cup all purpose flour plus 1 Tbsp
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp coarse French Salt additional for garnish
Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Mix in vanilla, chocolate syrup, and flour. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool before frosting.
Place 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar and evaporated milk into a small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until melted and mixture is smooth and no longer gritty.
Cool mixture for 15 minutes and then pour into bowl of stand mixer and add in powdered sugar.
Turn to medium high and mix for another minute. Add in remaining butter, vanilla and French salt. Beat on medium for 3-4 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add additional milk if needed to get a nice spreadable consistency.
Frost brownies. Sprinkle with additional coarse French salt if desired.
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Originally posted on May 27, 2010
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