Friday, June 26, 2009

Cocoa Brownies (recipe)

My husband and I agree about nearly everything, but we can't agree on the best brownie recipe. I like the chewiest, fudgiest brownies I can make, and he likes a cake-like brownie. For Father's Day, of course, I made the cakiest brownie recipe I have.

For some reason, though, it was not very cake-like this time. And the frosting turned out more like a glaze: it was good, but not what we had in mind. If you have a great recipe for cake-like brownies, please share! In the meantime, I'll share my middle-of-the-road brownie recipe.

Cocoa Brownies

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Heat oven to 350F. Mix sugar, butter, vanilla, and eggs. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread in greased square pan, 8x8 inches.

Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Hide from family until cool. :)


BTW, check out Stephanie's recipe for Fudge Topped Shortbread. I just stumbled across it, and it looks absolutely delicious.

For more chocolate recipes, see Lisa at Stop and Smell the Chocolates.


  1. I just made brownies the other day...but my entire family agrees on brownies...we like 'em good and fudgy. :)

  2. I've had a very hard time finding a really good homemade brownie recipe that I like as well as an Aldi's mix with added chocolate chips! I'll have to give these a try - especially because I've been craving brownies this last week and DON'T have a mix in the pantry at the moment!!

    Thanks so much for the link to my blog!! And, the fudge topped shortbread IS delicious!! ;-) I hope someone makes it and enjoys them!

  3. I like all brownies - LOL! I do prefer fudgy brownies though. This recipe sounds yummy - thanks for sharing!

  4. From all I have ever read, the more eggs you add to brownies, the more cake-like they will be. Try adding one or two more to your recipe and see what happens.

  5. I love brownies! But I like them chewy too.

  6. Can't help on the "best brownie" recipe for you, but I've never met a brownie I didn't like! Roll called below at SITS, so stopping on by to say Hi! Have a great weekend. Love your blog btw.

  7. these sound great, thanks for stopping by my blog!

  8. OMG i think i just had a food-gasm looking at that picture!


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