Katherine Hepburn Brownies with Fast Fudge Frosting

I needed some brownies for a Christmas Party we went to this weekend and I needed them fast! A quick search on the internet brought me to this recipe and I have to say, they may be the best brownies I have made in quite some time. They baked up beautifully and topped with my Aunt Jane’s Fast Fudge Frosting….they were to die for. I am sad to say they were eaten so fast that I didn’t even get a photo so I am including a picture of my silly cat Willie for comic relief. Yes, that’s his normal look. 🙂

I am sure that these with please almost any chocolate lover…except for my husband. He just said, as he always says “It needs Peanut Butter”. I think he might even say that about a bowl of Peanut Butter! 🙂

Katherine Hepburn Brownies with Fast Fudge Frosting

  • Servings: 9x13 pan/24 brownies
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Credit: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/10782-katharine-hepburns-brownies



1 cup Cocoa Powder

1 cup Butter

4 Eggs

2 cups Sugar

1/2 cup Flour

2 tsp Vanilla

Pinch of Salt

2 cups of nuts, optional

  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. Melt butter with cocoa in a saucepan until smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla.
  4. In separate bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt and nuts. Add to the cocoa-butter mixture. Stir until just combined.
  5. Pour into greased 9×13 pan. bake 35-40 minutes. Do not over bake!


4 cups Powdered Sugar

1/2 cup Cocoa Powder

1/4 tsp Salt

1/3 Cup Butter, soft

1 tsp Vanilla

1/3 cup Boiling Water

  1. Combine sugar, cocoa and salt. Add butter, Vanilla and Boiling water . Mix with electric mixer until smooth. Spread while still warm. Warm in microwave if it gets too stiff to spread.




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