Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
First, prepare brownies. In a small saucepan, whisk together cacao powder and one cup of water. Gently heat up over medium heat until the cacao powder has dissolved. Add butter and oil and gently bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and cool for a while.
Meanwhile, in a bowl of a stand mixer, combine together flour and sugar. Gradually add the chilled cacao mixture and beat well for 3-4 minutes on medium speed. Beat in milk and eggs and continue to mix until completely smooth.
Grease a 15’’x10’’ baking pan with some cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Pour the batter in the prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and cool to a room temperature. Cut into 15 equal brownies and set aside. Now, prepare the frosting. In a small saucepan, combine together cacao powder, butter, and milk. Gently bring to a simmer and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Transfer the mixture to a bowl of a stand mixer and add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract. Beat well for 2 minutes on high speed.
Pour the mixture over the chilled brownies and dust with shredded coconut. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
The rich-and-gooey double chocolate brownies include soft cake layer and tender chocolate frosting which melts in the mouth. This is probably one of the best classic chocolate dessert recipes you can prepare for yourself and your family that nobody can say no to. Created as an ultimate comfort food, these mind-blowing brownies come with rich taste, incredible texture, and some valuable nutrients as well.
Although it comes with quite a lot of calories, one serving of this fantastic dessert will provide 53% of daily needs for vitamin D. It also comes with a decent amount of iron and calcium. Furthermore, Zen Spirit premium raw cacao powder is a good source of copper and manganese both of which are crucial for good health and well-balanced metabolism.
These brownies are probably good as they are but I have decided to dust them with some shredded coconut for a bit of extra flavor which is a good idea as the coconut will nicely balance the heavy chocolate flavor.
You can also top these brownies with some fresh berries for a nice bittersweet touch or some finely chopped nuts for a crunchy option. The choice is yours! Enjoy!
Nutrition information per serving: Kcal: 620 Protein: 3.6g, Total Carb: 95g, Dietary Fiber: 1.4g, Total Fat: 28.2g