I am so tired of trying to follow all the oppressive rules of the health challenge. Okay, yes, I am tremendously grateful for the eight pounds I have recently lost, and I have no intention of finding them again, but enough already! I am taking a break dangit...big time.
Behold, I give you the Chocolate Frosted Brownie.
Yes, I fell off the wagon today. More than that really. I fell off the wagon and pulled the whole dang wagon down on top of myself.
The brownie part is pretty insignificant really. It is merely the mode of transportation for the frosting. The frosting is the focal point. Dreamy. Divine even. (And I don't use that word loosely.) It's delightful on cardboard.
Lesli's Chocolate Frosting
1 and 1/4 sticks unsalted butter
1 and 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. cocoa
3 Tbs. corn syrup
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
3 cups powdered sugar
Beat butter til light and fluffy, which works best if the butter is softened or at room temp. Add vanilla, cocoa, corn syrup and whipping cream until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar. Stir constantly until spreading consistency. Add more cream if needed.
Now, if you'll excuse me, my french fries are getting cold and I believe my fully loaded Dr. Pepper is sufficiently chilled...