Gingerbread Brownies with Eggnog Frosting

Is this what brownie heaven tastes like?! This dessert is a seasonal twist on a classic brownie. We added some spices to the brownie batter to give it a more gingerbread taste. The brownies are chewy and rich with the addition of the chocolate chunks. You could even give it a further punch by adding little pieces of bite sized candied ginger. Oh and don’t forget that luscious eggnog frosting that totally just falls down the sides of the brownie because its so soft. Pair it with a glass of milk or the obvious choice, Eggnog. You have to give these a try and bring them to your next party or cookie exchange!

December 3, 2023

Gingerbread Brownies with Eggnog Frosting

Alissa DiSanto
  • Prep Time
    20 min
  • Cook Time
    25 min
  • Total Time
    45 min
  • Servings
  • Difficulty



  • ¼ cup salted butter melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs at room temp
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1½tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½tsp salt
  • ½tsp baking soda
  • 2 oz semi-sweet chocolate chopped


  • 5tbsp salted butter softened
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups powder sugar
  • 2tbsp flour
  • 2tbsp eggnog
  • ¼tsp nutmeg
  • 1tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and line your 8×8 or 9×9 square dish with parchment paper. Allow the parchment paper to hang out to make removal of the brownies easier.
  2. Whisk together the melted butter, eggs, molasses, sugar, and brown sugar until fully incorporated.
  3. Into the same bowl add the cocoa, flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Combine until everything is just mixed.
  4. Fold in your chocolate and pour batter into your parchment lined baking dish.
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to fully cool before frosting. I allow the brownies to slightly cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing them from the pan with the parchment paper and allowing them to finish cooling on a cooling rack.
  7. While the brownies are baking and cooling, prepare your frosting by combining all ingredients using a hand mixer in a medium sized bowl. If you feel your frosting is too soft, add a little extra flour. If you feel it’s too firm, add a teaspoon more of eggnog. You want it spreadable.
  8. Frost the cooled brownies and sprinkle with extra nutmeg or cinnamon. Cut into 12 equal portions and serve!

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