Dark Chocolate Brownies with Salted Caramel Sauce


This is not a brownie for the faint of heart.

Not only are there two types of dark chocolate in this brownie, there is also espresso.  You could say this is the Red Bull of brownies.  Oh yes, and they are really yummy, too.  The salted caramel takes a little of the edge of the chocolate, but they are also wonderful all  by themselves.

The thing that I really like about these brownies is that a small square is really all you need to get your chocolate fix.   Drizzle a little of the caramel over top and you have a great little treat.  Take that Starbucks:-)

Oh yes and the salted caramel? Awesomeness.

The brownie recipe is adapted  from King Arthur Flour and the salted caramel is from Brown Eyed Baker.  They are both great recipes by themselves, but together – divine:-)

Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Salted Caramel Sauce
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2¼ cups white sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1¼ cups Dark Cocoa – I used Hershey’s
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups AP Flour
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9″ x 13″ pan
  2. Melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir to combine. Continue to heat the mixture briefly, just until the mixture is hot but not bubbling. Once it starts to get shiny you are set.
  3. Crack the 4 eggs into a bowl, and beat them with the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla till smooth. Add the hot butter/sugar mixture, stirring until smooth.
  4. Add the flour and chips, again stirring until smooth.
  5. Spoon the batter into the pan and bake the brownies for about 30 minutes. Remove them from the oven and cool on a rack.
  6. In a medium sized saucepan, heat the sugar over medium-high heat, whisking as the sugar begins to melt. You might get clumps of sugar, but keep whisking as they will melt away as you continue to cook. Cook the sugar until it reaches a dark amber color. Whisk in the salt, and then add the butter all at once and whisk until it is totally melted and mixed in with the sugar. Remove the pan from the heat and pour in the room temp heavy cream. Continue to whisk until it forms a smooth sauce.
  7. Drizzle cooled sauce over brownies and serve!

 

 

Comments

  1. These look and sound great. I’ve never had salted caramel before don’t think that is something we get here.

  2. These brownies sound delicious. The salted caramel sauce sounds like it would go great with the brownies.

  3. King Arthur Flour recipes are terrific. This one looks over the top!

  4. You picked two of my favorite blogs to create this brown– I’m a big fan of KAF and Brown-Eyed Baker. Caramel is my drug of choice. Seriously, I love it. I can see how one would scratch anyone’s chocolate itch. They look rich and decadent. PS: I couldn’t find your email, so I wanted to tell you that the grave shot I took on my blog was a photo-shopped ghost. LOL! No need to freak out, though I gotta say that I got some goose bumps just editing that photo. It’s a little creepy.
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I’m glad I found your blog.

  5. brownies don’t NEED a sauce, which is a good thing for me because it means i can sneakily consume most of what i make of said sauce as i make it. :)

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