Thursday, March 4, 2021

Blow out the candle already


I need to eat something decadent, and it should be unique.  in fact, I absolutely deserve something beyond decadent. I think these could handle this assignment. But, how about these?

Enough of the sugar, flour, eggs, and oil.  Brownies will meet the ticket.

· 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

· 2 1/4 cups sugar

· 4 large eggs

· 1 1/4 cups Triple Cocoa Blend or Dutch-process cocoa

· 1 teaspoon salt

· 1 teaspoon baking powder

· 1 teaspoon espresso powder

· 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

· 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

· 2 cups chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan. Line with parchment paper, optional.

2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the sugar and cook until mixture is hot (about 110°F to 120°F), but not bubbling.

3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla until smooth. Add the hot butter/sugar mixture and stir until smooth. Add the flour and stir until smooth.

4. Let the batter cool in the bowl for 20 minutes then stir in the chips. Spread batter into prepared pan.

5. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the brownie edges are set and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it. Remove them from oven and cool completely on a rack before cutting. 

Or, if you are like my 15 year old, use a spoon while the brownies are still on the warm side. Don't be ashamed. You deserve it.

Have a new cast on!  can one finger type, but it is exhausting.


  1. Okay, after seeing these I'll bet there's gonna be a cake in the near future here too!

  2. Those cakes are hilarious, especially the projective vomiting one!

  3. Cake Wrecks are often worth a look aren't they? I hope that you can get that cast off soon.

  4. Those cakes take the cake! I did laugh at the date on the wedding one...our anniversary falls on 8-31! I hope your hand heals quickly. I need that surgery along with carpal tunnel on both hands...not happening for a bit though!

  5. Good choice, pretty fancy cakes!

  6. Bet those made for some memorable occasions!

  7. Espresso powder? I'm out. But I do normally love brownies. And cakes.

  8. I've never used espresso powder in brownies, but I have used coffee frosting. Usually I just eat them plain, no frosting.

  9. I like cake, but an not a fan of sweets. HOWEVER today I did buy a 1/2 gallon of Butter pecan Ice Cream. One should NEVER grocery shop hungry! LOL
    We enjoyed the read, hope you are free to type with two fingers soon! ;-) ! Glad you are hanging around but know it must be tough on you.
    Love generated from Florida
    Sherry & jack....

  10. Haha those cakes made me laugh but I'd still eat them!

  11. cakes are delightful and hope brings joy to your world dear Susan

    blessings and best wishes!

  12. If I could eat any of this my choice would be the last one. The brownies I much prefer brownies over cake

  13. Those brownies are tasty. Thank you.

    God bless.

  14. My word, are those all Wal-Mart cakes, LOL? Your brownie sounds so delicious with the expresso powder and chocolate chips. It's been ages since I made from scratch brownies but I used to, years ago. Alana

  15. Ah cake wrecks. There's a whole blog devoted to them. Cake Wrecks On Sunday, Jen showcases what elaborate cakes should look like. Brownies are such a classic. Thanks for the recipe especially if you had to type it with one finger. Hope your hand/arm is better

  16. I haven't had brownies in awhile. I've never had a cake mess up so far (knock on wood). The one about the cat is funny, but ew.

  17. I'll have one of those beautiful looking and delicious brownies.

  18. Most of those people probably should have sent flowers.

    Anyway, i hope you get your decadent brownies and enjoy them thoroughly.

  19. I've been to the Cake Wrecks blog before and she certainly knows how to get people to share their cakes. Your brownies sound wonderful. Get better soon, dear.

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