German Chocolate Cake Brownies

Yesterday you were in trouble and today you need to impress a girl or boy? Well, you're in luck. I like to call these "Fall in love with me" brownies. It works. Trust me.
Girls like chocolate. And you know what they like even more than that? Boys who can bake them something with chocolate. True story.
Boys are suckers for a good baked good. Just show up with these and you're set. If he isn't impressed well...he's clearly crazy.
So go grab some chocolate and impress some people.
These brownies are more cakey than fudgy. The brownie itself isn't hugely sweet but the frosting makes it perfectly sweet. As a last minute idea, I added some Almond Joy Pieces that I had left over. You can leave them out but I thought they added a nice touch to the brownie and made it a little more interesting.

German Chocolate Cake Brownies
Recipe adapted from The Taste of Home Baking Book


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3-1/2 cup Almond Joy Pieces

  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 350.

In a heavy medium saucepan, melt the butter and chocolates until smooth. Remove from the heat and cool. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add the eggs until well mixed. Then add the flour, baking powder, and salt until fully combined.

Pour mixture into a greased 9x9 baking pan.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

For the topping, combine all ingredients and mix well. Drop by tablespoons onto warm brownies and spread.
Broil brownies for 2-4 minutes until topping is slightly browned.
Cool brownies and enjoy.

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