German Chocolate Brownies
As good as plain chocolate brownies are, we wanted brownies sturdy enough to be topped and flavored with a variety of options.
Why This Recipe Works
Adding baking powder to this German chocolate brownie recipe lent the brownies a slightly cakey, very sturdy texture that didn’t crumble when sliced; unsweetened chocolate added the richest chocolate flavor. Ensuring that a toothpick inserted in the middle of the pan of brownies came out with some moist batter or crumbs attached indicated the brownies were baked perfectly; around the edges the toothpick should come out clean. For the easy frosting, we covered the just-baked brownies with butterscotch chips, and then sprinkled it all over with toasted sweetened shredded coconut.