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Dark Chocolate Brownies

BROWNIES when made with double the flour

By popular demand, the recipe for my Dark Chocolate “best brownies evar”. This makes 6-8 brownies but you can double or triple the batch to make more. Go easy on your first batch; these are surprisingly filling for such a small treat.

Heads up, budding bakers: I’m looking for someone to experiment with vegan alternatives for this recipe. I have used applesauce to sub for eggs in other baking recipes, but I’ve never tried it on brownies. See other tweaks you can do with sugar, avocado, nuts, and more at the end of this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1/4 c white sugar (or unbleached sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp and 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease (I use cooking spray) cupcake pan(s) for 6-8 brownies.
  • In a small saucepan melt butter on low heat. Remove from heat , stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla until dissolved.
  • In a small bowl mix cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder. Beat in wet mixture from saucepan.
  • Add batter to cupcake pan. If each space is about half full this should make 6-8 brownies.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. I prefer to cook them toward the 30 min end, but don’t overcook.

BROWNIES, pictured with cranberry orange marmalade cupcakes

Tweak the Recipe (pick one per batch)

  • Regular Brownies: double the sugar
  • Better Fat Brownies: sub 1/4 cup ripe avocado for butter, bake at 325 F
  • Cupcake Brownies: double the flour
  • Nutty Brownies: add walnuts, almonds, or pecans
  • Coconut Brownies: add unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Special Brownies: add drugs, lol

BROWNIES when made with double the flour

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5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Lindsay, Coconut oil, same amount as butter and egg replacer (from Ener-G Foods) will make these vegan…works great..I’ve made them often.

    July 31, 2012
  2. Thanks to Susan (via Facebook) for sharing:
    “In response to the question posed in your recipe, here is the very best gluten free vegan brownie recipe. You don’t have to do GF, but it does show that applesauce works fine. I’ve made them for my mother in law and brother in law who have gluten allergies and they love them. The batter tastes weird (due to the gf flour – it tastes like beans) but the finished product is almost indiscernible from “real” brownies.”

    http://clclt.com/charlotte/vegan-brownies/Content?oid=2140630

    July 31, 2012
    • The gluten free mixes taste awful because of the soy, chickpea or potato starch they use. If a recipe calls for 1 cup of regular flour, for Brownies use 2/3 sweet rice flour and 1/3 cup tapioca flour. I use this in cakes also. Using applesauce to make them leaves most of the calories coming from carbs and they tend to be dry. Coconut oil make them rich and moist and makes them lower on the glycemic level…far healthier!

      July 31, 2012
  3. Oh my. I might have to make this along with the pepper eggs I saw.

    July 31, 2012
  4. Jill #

    Awesome Recipe :)
    These are great… here is another recipe you might like to try.

    http://www.wascene.com/food-drink/perfect-chocolate-brownie-recipe/

    Thanks for sharing,
    Jill

    September 6, 2012

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