Dessert,  Recipe

Guilty Double Fudge Brownies

At this point, I’m almost rooting for Mickey to be found guilty because there is nothing innocent about these double fudge, super chocolate, decadent brownies. Filled with black cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips and topped with a fudge frosting, these will knock out every chocolate craving.

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Guilty Double Fudge Brownies

There's nothing innocent about this decadent triple chocolate brownie.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
cooling time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate chip, dark chocolate
Servings: 16
Calories: 466kcal



  • 1 cup butter unsalted, melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup black cocoa powder I use Weirdo Good
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips I like Ghirardhelli 60% cocoa chips

Fudge Frosting

  • 6 tbsp butter softened
  • 5 tbsp honey
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and dust a 9x9 pan with cocoa powder.
  • Mix together all of the brownie ingredients until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Pull the brownies and let cool completely, at least 30 minutes.
  • Mix together the frosting ingredients until smooth. Smother, I mean frost, the brownies. Cut into bars and enjoy!!


Sodium: 343mg | Calcium: 66mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 494IU | Sugar: 60g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 165mg | Cholesterol: 42mg | Calories: 466kcal | Saturated Fat: 14g | Fat: 20g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 72g | Iron: 1mg

For every innocent man, there is a guilty one.

Balance this decadent brownie  with my sweet

Innocent Meringue Cookies

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Like the recipe? Check out the book that inspired it!

The Law of Innocence Book Review ~ A Question of Integrity


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