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French Silk Brownies. A homemade fudgy brownie topped with a smooth and creamy French Silk topping. The ultimate in chocolate desserts.
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French Silk Brownies

French Silk Brownies. A homemade fudgy brownie topped with a smooth and creamy French Silk topping. The ultimate in chocolate desserts.
Prep Time2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9
Calories: 442kcal
Author: Serene


Brownie Layer

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

French Silk Topping

  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate I used Ghirardelli -melted and cooled
  • ¾ cup ultra fine sugar white granulated sugar that has been blended or through a food processor
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs cold



  • Preheat the oven to 350℉ degrees. Line an 8×8 baking dish with foil or parchment paper, spray with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In large mixing bowl prepare the brownie batter. Beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugars and cream until fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla extract, mix until combined.
  • Add the flour, salt, and cocoa powder. Mix until fully combined and mixture is smooth. Will be thick.
  • Pour into the prepared baking dish. Use a rubber spatula to spread the batter into an even layer and smooth the top.
  • Bake for about 30-35 minutes until the brownies are baked through. Remove from the oven and allow the brownies to cool to room temperature.

French Silk Topping

  • Melt the chocolate and allow it to cool. It should still be stirrable but cool. Melt in the microwave heating in 30 second increments and stirring in between until all chocolate is melted.
  • Add white granulated sugar to the blender or processor and pulse until sugar is powder like and ultra fine.
  • In mixer cream the butter and the ultra fine sugar together. Pour in the cooled melted chocolate and mix until combined. Scrape the sides to ensure completely mixed.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and mix on low to combine.
  • Add in one egg, cold from the fridge. Mix on high speed for 5 minutes.
  • Scrape the sides and add the second egg, cold from the fridge. Mix for another 5 minutes on high speed. The mixture will be smooth and silky.
  • Spoon onto the top of the cooled brownies. Don't put on while the brownies are hot, it will melt the french silk. Smooth the top with a rubber spatula or offset spatula.
  • Place in refrigerator and allow to cool for at least 2 hours. Store in refrigerator covered.


Top with whipped cream and chopped chocolate if desired!
Total Time includes chilling time.


Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 736IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg