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There are two types of people in this world…those who like fudgy brownies and those who like cakey brownies. What about those who don’t like brownies, you ask? I don’t believe they actually exist. At least I have not met them anyway. I come from the “fudgy brownie” camp. It is perhaps that reason I am not the biggest fan of this recipe. This is a cakey brownie topped with a luscious and simple chocolate frosting. If I want cake, I’ll make a cake. If I want a brownie, I want a BROWNIE. Fudgy, dense, rich. It is after as legend has it the brownie’s origin is that a housewife while making a cake forgot to add the baking powder and voila! the brownie was born! So to me, this recipe just doesn’t cut it when I am craving a brownie due to its more cake-like texture.
But you knew it was a cakey brownie recipe when you started, you cry!
Yes, yes I know. Oh well perhaps all you cakey brownie fans will enjoy this recipe. I know my co-workers still did despite my warnings (I don’t know how good it is! I won’t be offended if you throw it out!)
**P.s Although I was at first not a fan, it did not stop me from devouring one as soon as they came out the oven and one more this morning for breakfast. (and packed one away for lunch). Ok–by lunchtime I was a fan. Who am I kidding? It was chocolate covered chocolate.
From Food Network
1 3/4 flour
3 Tbs. cocoa powder
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 sticks Butter
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup water
6 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 tsp. vanilla
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Coat a 9-by-13 inch pan with cooking spray. (For easy removal, line with foil).
2. Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Set aside.
3.. In a large saucepan bring the butter, brown sugar, and water to a simmer.
4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the chopped chocolate. Cool slightly.
5. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time.
6. Stir in the flour mixture.
7. Spread in a pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
8. Once cooled, top with chocolate frosting.
4 oz butter, softened
1 1/4 cups confectioner’s sugar
3 Tbs. cocoa powder
2 Tbs. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Beat butter, sugar, cocoa powder, milk and vanilla until a creamy consistency is reached.