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Yummy Chocolate Brownies

Brownies are quick and easy to make and this recipe that I've been making for years with great success has a really nice flavor and texture. Some of my recipes for chocolate brownies need both chocolate and cacao for the batter but this one, that is reliably superior, you only need high quality cacao for the brownies themselves and chocolate for the topping . . . . that is of course optional!

Actually, in spring or around Easter time I love to make these brownies and serve them with raspberries and or strawberries . . . or topped with ice-cream and strawberries or served separately with whipped cream and/or ice-cream and berry compote of your choice!

Chocolate Brownie Recipe


2 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/4 cup sifted all purpose flour

3/4 cup sifted cocoa

1 full tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

5 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla essence

200 g (8 oz) unsalted melted butter

1 tblsp vegetable oil


Using a mixer with paddle, mix sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt, eggs and vanilla essence. Slowly add melted butter and vegetable oil and mix until you have a smooth batter.

Pour batter into a 9 x 13” pan which has been greased and lightly dusted with flour. Bake in preheated oven, 180 C, (375 F) for about 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a little batter and a few moist clumps clinging to it. Take out of oven and let cool before cutting into squares.

Optional - Chocolate topping

200 g (8 oz) semisweet dark chocolate

3 tblsp strong coffee

1 tblsp vegetable oil

In small saucepan, melt chocolate in coffee over low heat, stirring continuously. Add vegetable oil and mix.

Pour chocolate mixture over warm cake and using a small spatula spread evenly over top. Let cool completely before cutting cake into squares.

The chocolate topping makes these brownies especially rich but oh so good for a special occasion. Without the topping the brownies are great with strawberries and vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream.

Yield: 16 generous servings

*1 cup = 2 dl

©KaritasM – April 2022


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