Baked Brownies With Frosting

The only way to improve rich, nutty brownies is to top it with sweet, homemade frosting.


  • 3 eggs (1 whole egg + 2 yolks, reserving the 2 egg whites)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (50 percent cocoa)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 1/4 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup Brazil nuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Whisk one whole egg and two egg yolks together. Add one cup of sugar and whisk for at least 10 minutes until clear and fluffy.
  3. Sift flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together. Add to mixture and lightly stir.
  4. Add butter to the mixture, then add the Brazil nuts and mix.
  5. For the frosting, whip the 2 egg whites, adding half a cup of sugar until firm.
  6. Grease an 8-inch springform pan and sprinkle with cocoa powder. Pour batter into pan.
  7. Pour the frosting onto the chocolate batter and smooth out with a spatula.
  8. Bake brownies for about 45 minutes. (The frosting should be set, and if you stick a toothpick in the brownies, it should come out covered.)