Birthday Brownies with No Whip Frosting

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An easy brownie recipe with no whip frosting is always a hit.
Boxed brownies are easy. But no-box brownies are almost as easy and infinitely better. I said what I said.
birthday brownies
These birthday brownies (I only call them that because it’s almost my birthday and they have sprinkles!) come together in one bowl. They taste like real chocolate. And they have frosting. Now, I know that brownies don’t need frosting. I really do. But if you can frost your brownies, why not?
Because it needs to be whipped, that’s why. For cupcakes? You have to. But brownies are so good that you don’t need it. Until you do.
This frosting is not a fluffy buttercream. Sorry folks. But it is buttery, chocolatey, and delicious. And it comes together in a bowl with a whisk.
birthday brownies
birthday brownies

Birthday Brownies with No Whip Frosting

One bowl brownies with a quick and easy frosting and sprinkles are the perfect treat for birthday lovers everywhere.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 208 kcal




  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • Pinch salt
  • Rainbow sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a square baking dish with parchment or foil, or spray with cooking spray.
  • Combine the butter and flour in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the sugar and whisk.
  • Add the eggs, and vanilla and whisk again.
  • Stir in the flour and salt. Whisk until just combined.
  • Pour into your prepared baking pan and bake for 20 minutes or until center is set.
  • Let cool completely.
  • To make the frosting, put the butter, sugar, cocoa and salt in a bowl. Whisk until combined. If too thick, add milk a tablespoon at a time until you’ve reached a spreadable consistency.
  • When brownies are cool, spread the frosting on top and immediately add sprinkles.
  • Let sit for a few minutes and cut into squares.


Calories: 208kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 2gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 196mgPotassium: 79mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 474IUCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. View full nutrition disclousre.
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