1. Oma's Easy Brownie Recipe

This easy brownie recipe may just become one of your favorites. It's quick and has an easy frosting recipe.

The German twist? Almond flavoring! And that turns them into Schokoladenschnitten

Prep Time

15 minutes

Bake Time

30 minutes

Total Time

45 minutes


  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup flour, all-purpose
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1½ tablespoons hot coffee


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease an 8x8-inch pan.
  2. In a small pot, heat butter and cocoa over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.
  3. In mixing bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Add sugar, flour, walnuts, almond extract (optional), salt, and cocoa mixture. Stir together well.
  4. Spread in prepared pan, smoothing top.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until wooden pick inserted in center comes out moist, not wet, with batter. Do not over-bake.
  6. Cool slightly in pan on rack before icing.
  7. For icing, beat powdered sugar, cocoa, butter, and coffee until smooth, adding more powdered sugar or coffee as needed until proper consistency is reached.
  8. Spread over warm brownies. Cut into squares.


  • Sift cocoa and/or powdered sugar if lumpy
  • Sprinkle chopped walnuts over top of icing, if desired.
  • Using vanilla instead of almond extract will give you a delicious variation on this easy brownie recipe.

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