Hello my friends! I am super excited about today's post. My favorite baking buddy and bestie is doing a guest post on some delicious brownies! So without further ado welcome Ashley!
My First Guest Post: Cake Brownies
Oh hello there! Since you don’t know me and I’m sure your momma taught you not to talk to strangers, let me introduce myself first! I’m Ashley! Best Friend to Cassie, baking enthusiast and lover of all things miniature and fuzzy. I live in St. Louis with my dear husband and 2 fluffy kittens. I work in Broadcast Media but my true passion is baking. Cassie asked me to share a little something with you today and so I thought, what better way to make new friends than to feed them tasty treats!?
These brownies are my husband’s personal favorites. He doesn’t eat much in the way of sweets but brownies are always on his treat list and these brownies especially. We also practice clean eating, so box mixes are not allowed, and since these are so simple, there’s no need for a box mix anyway!
My favorite details about this recipe are that it calls for butter instead of oil, which is much healthier in the clean eating world and you could easily use applesauce instead to make them with less fat and calories. Also, they are not super sweet, so if I am really craving some chocolate, I can whip up a batch of frosting to put on top for some extra sweet flavor. I mean, who doesn’t love a reason to add MORE chocolate!? The texture is more like a chocolate cake anyway, so much so, I have actually adapted this recipe a few times to make chocolate cake. Bouncy and soft and simple! I really hope you enjoy them. Let us know how you like them or how you adapted them in the comments below. Thanks again to Cassie for letting me share!
Pour evenly into prepared pan and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
½c melted butter
1c white sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
½ c flour
1/3c cocoa powder
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ chopped walnuts (optional)
○ Preheat oven to 350०
○ Greast 9x9 pan
○ In a medium bowl, mix butter, sugar and vanilla
○ Beat in eggs one at a time until well blended.
○ In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
○ Gradually stir into egg mixture until well blended.
○ Stir in walnuts, if desired.
○ Pour evenly into pan.
○ Bake 20-25 minutes or until brownie begins to pull away from edges of pan.