Jul 14, 2014

Make Me Smile Monday-Brownie recipe and tutorial

How about some brownies to make you smile????

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.

YES, I think I might could even dip my tater chips in this!

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 


  1. Hi sweet Cindy! OH, how nice to get home and hear from you! Now first, a belated happy birthday to your daughter! Those brownies look so delicious! I love brownies and never can get enough. I cheat and by a mix this recipe is going to change my brownie ways! Yum! I'm surely going to try these and thank you for the recipe. Thank you for your well wishes as we start another journey! :)
    You're always a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Happy, Happy birthday to your daughter!! What a treat these brownies are! I'd love to have one or three with a glass of milk! Thanks for the recipe. I'll give it a try the next time I have a crowd...otherwise, Wonderful Hubby and I would eat them all!! Have a great week, Cindy!

  3. Yummy! Looks so delicious and moist, Cindy. Thanks for sharing and also thanks especially for the prayers for Rea. Today we should get her CT scan results to find out what the chemo has done to the tumor so far and I am praying so hard for a good result so they can take it out easily and safely. She has been through so much at a such a young age and I hope this will be over very soon and we can have our baby back with no more problems. Thanks always for the continued prayers....Christine

  4. I just got through saying that I wish I had something chocolate and now my mouth is watering!
    Connie Royals

  5. Oh my, Cindy! Those brownies look amazing...both kinds! Thank you for sharing the recipe and the difference in the baking times.
    Hugs, Dianna

  6. Brownies, ice cream and hot fudge...right up my alley! These look amazing!

  7. I'll take a couple of the ooey-gooey ones, please. Could you mail those to Tennessee? :)

  8. These look so delicious Cindy. Ummmm!!! But I'm even more in awe of your photography. I'm sorry but I'm so jealous of your skills. Great pictures. <3


So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy