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Celebration Brownies

A dense fudgy brownie covered by a light and creamy buttercream frosting and lots of sprinkles.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  • Place chopped chocolate in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan and set over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Remove from heat.
  • Use an electric mixer to cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Mix in melted chocolate, adding it gradually if it is still hot.
  • Mix in vanilla extract and flour. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool before making frosting.
  • To make frosting, beat butter until creamy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar.
  • Beat in vanilla and milk until smooth and creamy. Spread on brownies.
  • Top with desired amount of sprinkles.