Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies
Serves about 8, generously.
I'm usually a sucker for box mixes when it comes to cakes and brownies. I just haven't been able to find a from-scratch recipe that I thought was better than the mix, but this brownie recipe is the closest I've come. These had the dense, fudgey taste of box-mix brownies, and topped with a good frosting? YUM.
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 c. white sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.
In a medium bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; gradually stir into the egg mixture until well blended. Stir in walnuts, if desired. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the brownie begins to pull away from edges of pan, or if you're using a smaller, deeper pan similar to mine, your baking time will be increased, 45-50 minutes.