Wednesday, April 30, 2014

German Chocolate Brownies

These are inspired by the German chocolate cake, so you know they have to be good. They are fudgy, chewy. The amazing sweet coconut-pecan topping that covers these brownies have a delicious  texture and just takes this brownie recipe over the top. They are easy to make and everyone will love them like we all do. These are my mothers favorite dessert, she loves anything german chocolate, brownies, cakes, cupcakes..And had me hooked after trying new recipes for her. Once you make these they will be a favorite in your household, guaranteed!!!!


3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup + 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup + 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Topping
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk 
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, diced into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sweetened, shredded coconut, toasted
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted

  • 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil, leaving a two-inch over hang on two sides. Butter foil and lightly dust with flour, shaking out excess flour, set aside.
  • 2. In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs until frothy and slightly pale, about 1 minute. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar and salt and whisk until well combined. Stir in vanilla. Sift cocoa and flour over top, pour in melted butter, and using a wooden spoon, stir until combined (it will be lightly lumpy). Pour batter into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center comes out with a thin coat of batter, about 35 - 40 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • For The Topping:
  • 1. In a medium saucepan combine, evaporated milk, egg yolks, brown sugar and butter. Cook mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla, then mix in shredded coconut and chopped pecans. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature about 30 minutes then spread over cooled brownies (cover and chill in freezer, about 15 minutes). Cut brownies into squares just before serving.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These were the Best! Finally found Brownie Recipe that melds Mother's German Chocolate Cake & Brownies into one Fabulous Dessert. Thank You,Sweetie (=^_^=) <3