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Lunch Lady Brownies Recipe

The recipe for these Lunch Lady Brownies has been passed down for generations and is the actual recipe used in schools over 50 years ago! These fudgy brownies are soft and thick with the most delicious chocolate frosting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best brownies, Brownies, lunch lady brownies
Servings: 15
Calories: 425kcal



  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, use a mixture to mix butter and cocoa together until smooth.
  • Add flour and sugar; beat together.
  • Mix in eggs and vanilla until just combined.
  • Pour batter into a greased 9x13" baking pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the brownies cool for about 10-20 minutes and then frost while still warm.


  • Mix all ingredients together and frost as desired.


Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 543IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg