Source of Recipe
List of Ingredients
5 bars (1.5 ounces each) Dark Chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 3/4 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 cups (about 8 ounces) coarsely chopped walnuts
3 bars (1.5 ounces each) Dark Chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar (4 cups)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 to 4 tablespoons hot water
Make the brownies:
Preheat oven to 375�F. Butter and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Place chocolate in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium (50% power) for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave 30 seconds more or until chocolate is softened. Stir until smooth and let cool.
Sift cake flour and salt. Place butter and shortening in large mixing bowl. Beat 1 minute, using an electric mixer at low speed. Increase the speed to medium. Gradually add sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and yolk, one at a time, beating for 30 seconds after each
addition. Blend in corn syrup, honey and cooled chocolate. On low speed, add flour in three additions, beating after each addition. Stir in walnuts. Spread batter in prepared pan.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until just set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Make the frosting:
Place chocolate in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium (50% power) for 1
minute. Stir. Microwave 30 seconds more or until chocolate is softened. Stir until smooth and let cool.
Sift confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder and salt into large mixing bowl. Add butter, cooled melted chocolate, corn syrup and 1 tablespoon hot water. Mix 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly blended, using electric mixer at low speed. Add enough remaining water to make a frosting of spreading consistency.
Spread frosting over brownies and let stand until set, about 1 hour. Cut into 2-inch squares.
Garnish with Dark Chocolate curls and sweetened whipped cream, if desired.