Fudge Frosted Brownies

cup butter plus 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
¾ cup baking cocoa
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 tablespoons butter, softened
2 2/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/ 2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ to 1/3 cup milk

In a saucepan, melt butter. Remove from the heat. Stir in cocoa; cool. In a large mixing bowl, beat and sugar, until blended. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to egg mixture. Stir in vanilla and the cooled chocolate mixture until well blended.

Spread into a greased 13x9-inchx2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
For frosting, in a large mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioner’s sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cocoa and vanilla. Add enough milk until the frosting achieves spreading consistency. Spread over the brownies. Cut into bars.

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