Cinnamon Chocolate Brownies


Thick chocolate brownies are soft and fudgy and bursting with cinnamon!

Holiday baking has begun!  One spice that stands out for me as the quintessential spice of the holiday season is cinnamon.  You can find it in so many recipes, including savory recipes like chili or sweet holiday favorites such as snickerdoodles, pumpkin cupcakes, cinnamon rolls and gingerbread!  Cinnamon has a way of permeating the air, instantly  making you feel warm, cozy and hungry!!!  I just love using cinnamon.

This weekend, I made cinnamon chocolate brownies.  These are rich chocolate brownies with a healthy dose of cinnamon.  You many not pick out the cinnamon right away, but it’s there, taking over your taste buds.   The frosting is really amazing.  It’s so light, fluffy, rich and packed with both cinnamon and chocolate .  I’m not sure I can ever go back to eating plain brownies again!

If you are in the mood for chocolate brownies, but want to give them a little kick, I urge you try these cinnamon chocolate brownies!  Better stock up on the cinnamon as I am sure this will be a new family favorite!

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I’ll be linking this up to Iron Chef Mom at Growing Up Gabel who is hosting the Cinnamon Edition!
Cinnamon Chocolate Brownies
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Rich chocolate brownies with lots of cinnamon!
Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 24
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • For frosting
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 pan and set aside.
  2. In a bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, combine sugar and cocoa powder.
  3. In a large bowl, melt butter in microwave. Stir in sugar mixture. Add eggs one at at time until well blended. Add in vanilla. Slowly add in flour mixture and stir until incorporated. Spread in prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from pan. Let cool completely before frosting.
  5. For the frosting:
  6. In a mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla and melted chocolate. In a separate bowl, combine confectioners sugar and cinnamon. Gradually add sugar mixture to butter, beating until well blended. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Carefully and slowly beat in the milk until frosting is smooth.

Recipe adapted from McMormick

I’ll also be linking this recipe up to these fabulous parties as well as to Jam Hands

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32 Responses

  1. I’m a big fan of chocolate brownies and especially brownies that are frosted. I don’t recall having any made with cinnamon, however, and would love to give these a try. The do sound good!

  2. BIG HUG !!!!
    I LOVE cinnamon (soooooooo much) and of-course I love brownies.
    These are soooooooo perfect for me and they look decadent
    I’m pinning this and I can’t wait to make them

    • Thanks Winnie! Let me know how they turn out for you!

    • Thanks April! It didn’t take them long to disappear!

    • Thanks Jessica, I could have eaten the frosting on its own.

  3. These look delicious! I love cinnamon and a LOVE brownies so I’m pretty sure I’m on to a winner here! :) Pinning for later!

    • Thanks for pinning! My son could not get over the frosting!

  4. These sound so good! I have a chocolate Texas Sheet cake that calls for cinnamon and I love them, so I will have to give these a try!

    • Thanks Rita! Cinnamon would be so perfect in Texas Sheet Cake!

  5. I absolutely, positively am a die-hard cinnamon + choc fan. I LOVE IT SO MUCH OMG. And these brownies look so ridiculously fudgy and spicy, I die. Need, love, want!

  6. Love your blog! Found this recipe at the seasonal nspiratioj party! I thought I was following you somewhere already…but anyway I’m following through email now!

    • Thanks Shiloh! Can’t wait to come see your blog!

  7. YUM!!! That combination sounds PERFECT!!! Yummy!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening :)

  8. I love chocolate mixed with a little bit of spice….and, of course, the frosting is a sure win. Love this recipe, Tanya!

    • Yes the frosting is divine! Thanks Cathy!

  9. Cinnamon + chocolate are magical together. . love these brownies! Pinned!


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