Black and White Brownies

I've had this recipe marked in a cookbook for years. Last week I finally got around to trying it.
Oh my.
I love chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. This is the same idea, subbing a brownie for cake, add vanilla buttercream and then a takeitoverthetop thin chocolate glaze.
You have to try these.

Black and White Brownie
adapted from Centennial Jr. League Cookbook, 1996
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Brownie Layer
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 sticks (1 cup) butter
4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Vanilla Buttercream Layer
8 tablespoons butter, softened
3 1/2 cups (1 pound) powdered sugar
1/4 cup cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Glaze
4 ounces semisweet chocolate
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter

For brownie layer:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a 15 1/2 x 10 1/2- inch pan (next size up from 9x13 pan). Melt the chocolate and butter over hot water in the top of a double broiler.  Cool slightly.  In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until light and lemon-colored.  Gradually add sugar to the egg mixture.  Add the butter and chocolate; fold in the flour and salt. Do not over mix. Mix just until flour is incorporated into wet ingredients. Pour into the prepared pan.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean.  Cool and chill in the refrigerator.

For vanilla buttercream layer:
Cream the butter thoroughly with an electric mixer.  Gradually add the powdered sugar alternately with the cream.  Add the vanilla and beat until very light and fluffy.  Spread evenly over the cooled brownie layer.  Chill in the refrigerator at least 10 minutes.

For chocolate glaze: Melt the chocolate and butter together in top of double broiler over hot water.  Beat well.  Drizzle over the chilled buttercream and smooth out with spatula. Chill 1 hour or longer.  Cut into squares and serve.


  • I used semi-sweet chocolate chips for the glaze layer. 
  • This recipe keeps well in the fridge for about one week if covered with plastic wrap. 

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  1. Black and white love them both:)

  2. So so good! Brandon has asked me to make them everyday since we ate most of yours.

  3. Thanks for your blog! I'm not sure how I found it, but I've been "lurking" for a couple months and tried some of your recipes and really enjoyed them. My family thanks you! :) My parents live in Bountiful - it's a nice place to visit, but nothing beats sunny SoCal! :) Thanks again!

  4. Thank you so much for all the work you put unto this blog. I have been getting recipes off it for months now and have never had a bad one.

  5. Mel- Get busy!
    Carolina, Dzoli and Scott&Natalie, Glad you are cooking along with me! thanks for stopping by and saying hello :)

  6. These look DELICIOUS! I could really use one right now! Thanks so much for linking up.

  7. How did I miss these??? I must make these soon. Or just ask Melanie to make them and deliver some to ME!!
    YUM! YUM! YUM!


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