Cakey Brownies from Stuff You Probably Already Have

Know what I love? Brownies. Problem is, sometimes I want brownies and am out of butter. Or chocolate (OK, I never run out of chocolate, but I hear some people do. It sounds terrible.) Anyway, I’ve designed this recipe to be slightly more cakey (Cakier? Cakeyer? Cakeier? How the hell should I spell that?). And it’s out of staples that don’t go bad, except for the eggs. 

 

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Cakey Brownies

Ingredients
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (NOT alkalized/Dutch processed)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
Chips or nuts (up to 12 oz, which is one bag of chips)

Instructions
Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). line a 9×13 inch pan with foil and grease. 

In a large bowl, stir together the cocoa and baking soda and 1/3 cup vegetable oil until smooth. Add boiling water. Mix until well blended and thickened (it will froth up, I promise).

Stir in the sugar, eggs, and remaining 1/3 cup oil. Finally, add the flour, vanilla and salt; mix just until all of the flour is absorbed. Add chips or nuts.

Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Use foil to lift from pan and allow to cool before cutting into squares.

Yield: 24 2”x2” squares

Notes:
Sprinkle top with brown sugar before baking

 

 

 

 

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One Response to Cakey Brownies from Stuff You Probably Already Have

  1. pheonixgate says:

    That sounds awesome – why must I be at work where I cannot bake!

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