My middle daughter just celebrated a birthday so I asked her what kind of cake she wanted? Her answer? Brownies, Ice cream and Hot fudge. A woman after my own heart...
And yes, I could have made some out of the box and usually would have but decided...Let's do some from scratch. Needless to say I went CRA-CRA and made two big old batches. One that I call ooey gooey and one batch was more cake like. Had so many brownies that I winded up freezing a large Ziploc bag full. Will come in handy on one of these Sundays when my family is eating dinner with us after church.
Okay now for the recipe and tutorial.
3 1/3 cups of granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups of butter melted
4 tablespoons of water
4 whole eggs
4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups of All Purpose flour
1 1/2 cups Cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Let the fun begin! Grab all of your items needed. (Or you might do like I have done before and leave out an ingredient) BUT, I blamed it on the recipe!
OOH...don't forget the eggs!
Preheat your oven to 375.
Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. I used olive oil. (thought that might off-set those 3 1/3 cups of sugar! LOL!
NOW....in one mixing bowl combine your sugar, butter and water.Mix well. Then add your eggs and vanilla extract and mix well and set aside.
In another mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, cocoa, and salt. Mix well.
Take your powdered mixture and add a little at a time to your wet mixture and stir.
Then you get this....
Good grief I do believe this may be a sin! LOL!
Pour mixture into your greased dish.
Bake for 35-40 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean) and let cool completely before cutting.
Cut into squares and enjoy!!!!!!
As you can see if you look closely I have some ooey gooey and some cake like brownies. (Also had another platter full)
For the Ooey Gooey brownies I cooked for 25-30 minutes and for the cake like ones I cooked for 35-40 minutes. ( I just eyeballed the ooey gooey ones till they looked like I thought they should.
Come on over and we'll have a glass of milk or a cup of coffee with our brownie!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy