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June 13, 2014

TopDeck Brownies

TopDeck Brownies ~ Chocolatey bottom brownie with a gooey topping in the center {the very top bakes to a crispy deliciousness} #Brownies #TopDeckBrownies #Desserts

Of all the brownies we have ever eaten, this is most certainly the best ! Moist, chocolatey bottom, with a gooey center between the two layers and the best crunchy topping.

I found this recipe for these TopDeck Brownies on a local magazine's online recipe site and was immediately drawn to it.

TopDeck Brownies ~ Chocolatey bottom brownie with a gooey topping in the center {the very top bakes to a crispy deliciousness} #Brownies #TopDeckBrownies #Desserts

I made these TopDeck Brownies on a Friday morning together with some other sweet treats, as both the kids were home for most of the weekend and I wanted to treat them with a variety.

Well, the Brownies disappeared almost immediately and everyone loved them. I had quite a few myself ;-)  Maybe one or three too many, but hey, I want to see any brownie lover only have one or two of these awesome sweeties.

The Top layer reminds me a lot of sugar cookies, but not quite - it is just one of those things you have to try yourself ... oh, and by the way - try not to eat most of the Top layer's dough before it reaches the cake pan {thought I'll just mention it ..}




100g Dark Chocolate, good quality, chopped roughly
250g Butter, softened
2 cups Brown Sugar
4 Eggs
2 t Vanilla
1 1/4 cup Flour


160g Butter, softened
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Caster Sugar
1/4 cup Milk
1/2 TB Vanilla
1 1/2 cups Flour
1/3 cup Chocolate Chips


1.) Pre-heat oven to 18 deg C (350 deg F) - line a 20 x 20cm cake pan with baking paper - let the edges hag over for easy removal.
2.) BOTTOM: Melt the Chocolate and cool for a minute or two.
3.) Meanwhile, beat together the Butter and Brown Sugar until creamy - add the Eggs one by one, beating continuously - add the Vanilla.
4.) Stir in the melted Chocolate to the Butter mixture - add the Flour and mix only until mixed {do not over mix}
6.) Pour batter into the prepared pan - bake 30 minutes or almost done - remove from the oven.
7.) TOP: While the Bottom is baking, start the Top dough - beat together the Butter, Brown- and Caster Sugar until creamy - add the Milk and Vanilla - mix well {it is a stiff dough}
8.) Stir in the Flour and mix until just mixed - stir in the Chocolate Chips.
9.) Once the Bottom is almost baked, scoop the dough for the Top over the baked Bottom half.
10.) return to the oven and bake 15 - 20 minutes or until done.
11.) Remove from the oven - cool in the pan and then chill until firm.

Slice and serve - keep any leftovers in a sealed container.

TopDeck Brownies ~ Chocolatey bottom brownie with a gooey topping in the center {the very top bakes to a crispy deliciousness} #Brownies #TopDeckBrownies #Desserts



  1. Fantastic brownies Linda

  2. What a unique recipe! I can't wait to try them:)

  3. Mmmm top deck is my fave chocolate bar these would be awesome!

  4. I love brownies! Thanks for joining Merry Mondays!

  5. I love the contrast!! I bet these are fantastic, Linda!!

  6. These brownies disappeared quickly??? I can't think LOVE love love brownies, and this recipe looks delicious :-)

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

  7. I sure want one of these! Thanks for linking up to Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

  8. Visiting from Weekend Re-treat link party. I love the two toned appearance of these, they sound yummy! I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us. Have a great day! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

  9. Love the different textures in the layers. These won't last long in my house (mainly because of me).
    Thank you for linking Linda!

  10. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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