I found myself in the need for a chocolate fix today. I debated between brownies and cupcakes.... and ended up with brownies. Make these... you will never use a mix again. They are between fudgy brownies and cake brownies. I adore them.
1 cup butter
2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 9x13 pan.
In a large saucepan, melt butter.
Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, and vanilla.
Stir in eggs.
Beat in cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder.
Spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Check with a toothpick, should come out mostly clean, remember these are gooey brownies.
Sometimes I ice these, sometimes I do not. Today I used Mint Buttercream with Andes mint chunks. Oh sooooo good.