Double Decker Brownies: Bloggy Progressive Dinner Dessert

This recipe was adapted from the Tate’s Bake Shop cookbook. I saw this double decker brownie recipe and had to try it. It might seem a little complicated, but it really is very basic, and the results are totally worth it!  I thought this was a perfect way to end our Bloggy Progressive Dinner week.

Double Decker Brownies at The Happy Housewife

Double Decker Brownies


Bottom Layer

  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Top Layer

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 large eggs


Bottom Layer Instructions

  1. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Melt butter.
  3. Add brown sugar and vanilla to the melted butter.
  4. Allow mixture to cool slightly and mix in the egg.
  5. Combine butter mixture with flour mixture.
  6. Mix together until combined.
  7. Mix in chocolate chips by hand. (Using a mixer will break-up the chocolate chips)
  8. Press into a greased 9×13 pan.

Top Layer Instructions

  1. Mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together chocolate chips and vanilla.
  3. Melt butter, then add sugar and water to the melted butter and bring to a boil.
  4. Pour the butter mixture over the chocolate chips and stir until the chips are melted.
  5. Mix together the melted chips and the flour.
  6. Finally, mix in the 2 eggs.
  7. Pour over the bottom layer in the 9×13 pan.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Do not over bake.
  9. Cool slightly, then serve.



  1. My favorite dessert is anything chocolate, so I’ll definitely have to try this recipe!

  2. Drool. My favorite dessert is banana split cake, But these brownies look delicious.

  3. My fave dessert is really well made tiramisu but since that’s hard to find I’ll take any kind of cheesecake any day of the week. Mmmmm, cheesecake!

  4. My favorite dessert would have to be creme brulee. I love that stuff!

  5. I became a fan of Tate’s Bake Shop on Facebook.

  6. If it is a quick dessert then I love Reeces Peanut Butter Cups. If it is something on a grander scale then Apple Crisp with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. YUM!

  7. I’ve never seen a double layered brownie. Awesome!

  8. My favorite dessert is chocolate cake! But brownies and chocolate chip cookies take second place so this recipe is awesome!

  9. My current dessert fave is chocolate-pecan-banana milkshake. YUMMY!

  10. My favorite dessert is anything chocolate.

  11. My favorite dessert is soapapilla cheesecake–cinammony, flaky, cheesecakey goodness!

    Also I liked Tate’s Bake Shop on Facebook.

  12. I love too many desserts to list them! If it has chocolate, I probably will love it!

  13. I also became of a fan of Tate’s on Facebook.

  14. I think monster cookies my be my favorite dessert.

  15. My favorite dessert is cookies. Any kind. Love them all.

  16. pavlovas! I have one about once a year at best, but I adore pavlovas!

  17. I’m a fan of tate’s on fb!!!

  18. I just made pumpkin cookies! They smell pretty good! I don’t know if they’re my favorite, but I sure do like them!

  19. Just became a fan of Tate’s! Their page actually looks pretty cool. Really hope I win!

  20. Cheesecake is my fav!

  21. like Tate’s Bake shop on fb.

  22. I’m a fan of Tate’s Bake Shop on Facebook.

  23. I love almost any kind of dessert, especially things with chocolate.

  24. My favorite dessert is banana’s foster! Yum. These brownies look divine!

  25. I’m a fan of Tate’s on facebook.

  26. Brownies are the all time best dessert in the world!!! These look yummy!

  27. My favorite dessert is Mississippi Mud Brownies….. Soo good!!

  28. I liked them on facebook!

  29. LOVE tate’s cookies 🙂 … my favorite desert would probably have to be pumpkin pie! i like to stick to the classics

  30. My favorite cookie is walnut butter balls–small, not too sweet, but then rolled in sugar =)

  31. Also, a Fan of Tate’s on Facebook =)

  32. My favorite dessert varies with the day, but if it’s a cookie or chocolate, then I’m happy!

  33. Cheesecake, please!!! Or a warm turtle brownie with ice cream on top 🙂

  34. My favorite dessert is anything to do with peppermint! Peppermint ice cream, hot cocoa with peppermint candy canes in it, those peppermint oreos that I really need to learn how to hand make! 🙂

  35. I forgot to link up this weekend! But I just did and linked up my current favorite holiday cookie, Chocolate Gooey Butter cookies. They are super simple and so delicious!!

    I have a 12 Days of Christmas Cookies series running right now on my blog, so if anyone is looking for some more cookie ideas, please stop by.

    I have other favorite holiday desserts that I haven’t linked up (because I haven’t posted the recipes yet!) Those desserts include an apple cake, a chocolate cake, and really anything sweet that you put in front of me this time of the year!!

  36. My favorite dessert is homemade chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven.

  37. I am a Tate’s fan on FB

  38. And my favorite dessert is the Lemon Tart, although I would be very happy with anything that is homemade with real butter and real sugar!

  39. Hmm… Well, my current favorite dessert is Blue Bunny’s Boredeaux Cherry Chocolate Frozen Yogurt. LOVE that stuff!

  40. I’m a fan of Tate’s on facebook!

  41. I love raspberry shortbread bars, particularly the ones from Smitten Kitchen:

  42. I’m also a fan of Tates on FB! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  43. I love oatmeal rasin cookies!!

  44. i tried submittng my link, but it tells me it’s forbidden?

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  45. My favorite goodie is whatever kind of cookie my sister bakes….without her we would have no homemade christmas cookies. She is the baker in the family, not me.