Decadent Brownies

1 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

1. In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy.
2. Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
3. Beat dry ingredients into butter mixture.
4. Mix in chopped nuts.
5. Pour into a greased and floured 7 X 11 pan.
6. Bake in 325 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes.
7. Cool completely.
8. Frost with chocolate butter cream frosting.

Butter Cream Frosting

3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 softened butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/8 to 1/4 cup half and half or whole milk 

In medium bowl, cream butter, sugar, and cocoa. Add cream or milk to thick frosting consistency.

This recipe satisfies a chocolate craving like no other dessert to date! One of the best brownies you will ever sink your teeth into. Death by chocolate wouldn't be such a bad way to go!