Yummy Brownies

I have never really been a fan of brownies until I stumbled upon this recipe from a blog by Amanda Peterson. it's quick, easy, and most importantly absolutely yummy! i can't stop making...and eating em! so because i'm an extremely nice person, i've decided to share. happy baking!

  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 1 cup of butter (i have used margarine and it's ok too)
  • ½ cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of all-purpose (cake) flour
  • ½ tsp. of baking powder
  • ½ tsp. of salt
If you are like me and you want to try a little first before doing the whole recipe, you can half the measures and it would be just fine.


  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius ( gas mark 4)
  • Melt butter in a saucepan on low heat. Do not allow to boil. Alternatively, you could boil some water and put in a bowl, and place a heat-proof bowl with the butter in the bowl with the hot water. Stir continuously until it melts.
  • Mix all ingredients in the order listed above. I usually use just a wooden spoon and a mixer bowl instead of an electric mixer, and it comes out great! Be careful when adding the eggs, be sure to add a little at a time and mix in.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 175 degrees Celsius for 20 to 30 minutes. Test with a fork to be sure that it has baked all the way through. I like my brownies a bit cakey, rather than fudgy. For fudgier brownies, allow for a little bit of gooeyness on the fork...and for cakey brownies, the fork should be clean when you bring it out.
  • Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before removing, cutting into squares, and serving.

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