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Easy Fudgy Cocoa Powder Brownies

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These brownies are simple to make. They are rich, fudgy and delicious and get their big chocolate flavor from cocoa powder. They are ready to hit the oven in just a couple of minutes.

close look at a stack of brownies

     Rich chocolaty brownies can be whipped up in just a few minutes. This recipe uses pantry staples to make fabulous brownies.  They are great as a base for a fancy dessert or on their own.  Do like we do and enjoy them slightly under baked with a scoop of ice cream for an over the top treat.  Or cook them fully and cut them into portable squares for picnics and more.

     Sometimes a brownie is just what you need.  They are simple but oh so delicious.

     There are so many different ways to make them.  Many use specific kinds of chocolate to give them their flavor.

pan of chocolate brownies made with cocoa powder.

      The fudgy brownies I use for my brownie cheesecake are an example of that.  If I know I am planning to make them, I have plenty of time to put the chocolate on my shopping list.

      But I don’t always have baking chocolate on hand.  I do always have cocoa powder on hand!

looking across a stack of brownies

      So these brownies can be made almost any time with almost no notice.  When that sweet tooth hits, these can be ready in a jif!

      They are so easy to make that Little Dude made this batch practically by himself.  I still put them in the oven and pull them out, but otherwise he can do most of the work!

brownie topped with ice cream, hot fudge and a cherry

    This brownie recipe yields really fudge brownies and they come together super quick using nothing but the ingredients you already have on hand.  These would be perfect with Marlene’s Fudge Frosting and a scoop of ice cream if you really want to take it over the top.

Yield: 16 Servings

Easy Fudgy Cocoa Powder Brownies

stack of rich brownie slices

These brownies are simple to make. They are rich, fudgy and delicious and get their big chocolate flavor from cocoa powder. They are ready to hit the oven in just a couple of minutes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan, then remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in the cocoa and sugar until dissolved.
  4. Whisk in eggs, vanilla and almond until shiny.
  5. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until just combined.
  6. Spread in a 8x8 pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until set to your liking.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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These brownies are simple to make. They are rich, fudgy and delicious and get their big chocolate flavor from cocoa powder. They are ready to hit the oven in just a couple of minutes.

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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

I've been wanting to make these since watching your video. Definitely making these soon!

Carlee

Friday 24th of April 2020

You are going to love them!

Andrea Nine

Friday 3rd of April 2020

Love how quickly you can whip up this deliciousness. I even have a fairly new can of cocoa. Love watching little man mix em up! Virtual hugs friend.

Carlee

Saturday 4th of April 2020

They are so quick and easy! Isn't he the cutest?! Thank you!

Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

Wednesday 15th of July 2015

I love this recipe and will definitely try it especially if it is 'ooey gooey' as you say. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

Carlee

Thursday 16th of July 2015

They really are good. Thank you so much for hosting!

Organized Island

Tuesday 14th of July 2015

I love brownies and adding frosting and ice cream sounds really good! Thanks for the recipe!

Carlee

Wednesday 15th of July 2015

Me too! And the more ooey gooey and decadent the better! Thanks for stopping by!

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