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Lunch Lady Brownies

Lunch Lady Brownies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best-brownie-recipes, brownie-recipes, lunch-lady-brownies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Cooling time 2 hours
Servings 24 brownies
Calories 276kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • Frosting:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • cup cocoa
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • ¼ tsp pure almond extract
  • ¼ cup milk or half and half


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 13 x 9 pan or spray with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl using an electric mixer, combine butter and cocoa until smooth. Mix in sugar and flour beating until fully combined.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla, mixing just until combined.
  • Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Batter will be thick so, you'll have to use an offset spatula to spread into corners.
  • Bake for 25-28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center shows moist crumbs. Don't over bake. Set aside to cool slightly while you make the frosting. (Frost while still warm.)
  • To make frosting: Sift together sugar, cocoa and salt. 
  • Using an electric mixer, cream butter and almond extract in a medium size mixing bowl for 1 minute. Lower the speed of the mixer and gradually add sugar mixture alternating with milk. Beat until creamy. May use additional milk or half and half if needed, to smooth in 1 Tbsp increments.
  • Immediately spread over warm brownies. 
  • Store in an airtight container chilled or at room temperature.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 373IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg