Hummingbird Bakery Frosted Brownies

This recipe yields, without a doubt in my mind, the BEST chocolate brownies I have ever eaten. The base is a rich dark chocolate that is thick, sweet and chewy.  The chocolate cream cheese frosting is just that - icing on the cake.  Smooth, creamy and rich with dark cocoa powder.  This combo is a winner!

Thank-you, Hummingbird Bakery, for another amazing recipe.  Every one I have tried so far from their gorgeous cookbook has been a huge success.  This one is no different.

If you don't own this cookbook yet then you have no idea what you are missing.  It is loaded with recipes for pies, cakes, cookies, muffins and brownies.  I simply adore it.

Let's get baking!

*adapted recipe:  Frosted Brownies, Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook


5 eggs
500g caster sugar
120g plain flour
100g dark cocoa powder
250g unsalted butter, melted
30g dark chocolate chips

200g icing sugar, sifted
75g unsalted butter at room temperature
30g cocoa powder, sifted
150g cream cheese , cold and cut into cubes


PREHEAT oven to 325F
SPRAY BOTTOM and sides of a 9" x 13" cake pan with cooking spray(one mixed with flour is ideal)
LINE base with parchment paper and spray parchment paper with cooking spray

IN BOWL OF STAND MIXER, fitted with paddle attachment,  beat eggs and sugar on MED speed for 3-5 minutes or until light and fluffy
ON LOW SPEED, add flour and cocoa powder blending until combined
POUR in melted butter and mix until thoroughly blended
FOLD in chocolate chips
POUR batter into prepared pan, smooth top and bake for 30-35 minutes or until top is dry to the touch but still slightly jiggly in center
REMOVE from oven and let cook completely on cooling rack

IN BOWL OF STAND MIXER, fitted with paddle attachment,  beat icing sugar, butter and cocoa powder on MED speed for 3 minutes
ADD in cream cheese and beat for 5 minutes on HIGH speed
SPREAD over cooled brownies**.

**NOTE: I left the brownies in the pan and cut out squares straight from there. To store, just cover with clingwrap and place in refrigerator. These are even better the next day!

What better way to wrap up this post than to announce an upcoming  
Lemon Drop Giveaway

Get ready for Friday, June 20, 2012  !!!! 

In honor of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Year and the London 2012 Olympics I am giving away a copy of this gorgeous cookbook to one lucky winner.   It is jam-packed with recipes from England, Scotland and Ireland.  Mouthwatering from start to finish.

Giveaway will open this Friday morning and entries will only be accepted for 5 days before the contest closes.   As always, this giveaway is open to all my followers worldwide.



  1. I have that book and you have just reminded me how good these brownies are. I think that's what I'll make to have something chocolate for our guys arrival today! Thank you, XOXO

  2. Is this recipe easy to convert to nonmetric? Thank you!

    Warmest Regards,

    1. I highly recommend bakers weigh their ingredients vs measure them out. It just far more exact and results in better baking !

    2. Would love to make these if the recipe was converted to nonmetric as I do not have a kitchen scale. They sure look fantastic....

  3. These look incredible!

  4. Do you know the nutritional infor for this receipe? Calories/Fat/Carbs/Protein/Etc?
    Thanks so much? I can't wait to try these!!
    Echo Royal

    1. No sorry, I am not aware of the nutritional breakdown

  5. Looks dark and chocolatey! I sure hope to get a copy of the cookbook too. I am sure there will be really amazing recipes to try in there.

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  6. This sounds (and looks) so yummy! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the versatile blogger award, check out my blog to see the terms for accepting the award :)

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  7. AnonymousJuly 20, 2012

    Looks delicious! More chocolate more better!

  8. These look so fudgy and delicious. My mouth is watering for chocolate! Visiting from LadyBird Ln linkup :)

  9. AnonymousJuly 20, 2012

    Wow, they look insanely fudgy! Perfect brownies.

  10. mmmm these look lovely, i am not much of a cook myself but think i will have to give these a try

  11. Hi Linda,
    I am drooling all over these brownies, they are awesome! Hope you are having a great summer week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. These brownies sound amazing! I'm a new follower from the Something Swanky link party.

  13. thanks for sharing.

  14. the brownie batter part calls to add flour in twice but not sugar, though sugar is listed in the ingredients list?

    1. thank you for advising - that was an oversight and has been corrected

  15. AnonymousJune 14, 2013


    I make these brownies all the time but was wondering if u had any revised cooking times if I was to make these individually as in a muffin tin in cake cases.

    thanks xx

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