Chewy Brownies with Malted Robin Egg Frosting

From: Mom


1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder

4 large eggs

2 c. sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. salt

2 c. all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and cocoa powder.  Whisk in the eggs, one at a time.  Add the sugar, vanilla and salt and mix until combined.  Stir in one cup of flour at at time.  Batter will be very thick and you might think it won't come together, but it will.  Spread batter into a greased 9x13-inch pan.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Remove from oven, cool completely and then top with frosting.  


Malted Robin Egg Frosting

1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

pinch of salt

2 1/2 c. powdered sugar

1-2 Tbl. milk

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 c. mini Robin Eggs, crushed


Using a hand mixer, beat butter and salt in a medium bowl until fluffy.  Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating after each addition, adding milk as needed until desired consistency is reached.  Mix in the vanilla.  Add the crushed Robin Eggs and mix until combined.  Spread over cooled brownies.  Slice and serve.