Minnesota Cooking: Crispy, Chewy Cocoa Powder Brownies

Updated on May 16, 2018

Brownies With Cocoa Powder are Tasty

Brownies, historically, are my downfall. I hate cake. But, brownies, even though cake, are different.

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
Yields: 1 pan of brownies
5 stars from 1 rating of Brownies Made with Cocoa Powder

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Melt your butter. Mix the sugar, butter, water in large bowl. Stir in eggs and vanilla. In second bowl, mix your flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
  2. Add flour mixture to egg mixture. Place in buttered pan. Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Recipe from Nestles

I actually sort of used the general gist of the recipe, but, I had a two cup tin measuring cup and a 1 cup glass measuring cup.

I did not use Nestle products, but instead had a tin of Hershey's Cocoa powder. I was listening to some women in church discussing how their mother or grandmother had a great recipe using the old chocolate syrup cans. But, now, since everything has gone plastic, she was unsure how much syrup to use.

The other person was discussing how their mother had used cocoa powder and 3/4 cup of flour.

I googled 3/4 cup of flour brownies. I even looked through some older cookbooks. Well. I found a few recipes and decided if there was cocoa and flour and eggs, how could I do it wrong. So. I share with you what I discovered.

Recipe from Nestles Toll House

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metal pan 9 x 13 sugar about 1 3/4 cupbutter - stick and a halfmelt butter in cup in microwave. The question was will it fit in a glass cup.  Yes.
metal pan 9 x 13
metal pan 9 x 13
sugar about 1 3/4 cup
sugar about 1 3/4 cup
butter - stick and a half
butter - stick and a half
melt butter in cup in microwave. The question was will it fit in a glass cup.  Yes.
melt butter in cup in microwave. The question was will it fit in a glass cup. Yes.

Step 1: Mix Flour, Cocoa Powder and Salt - Set Aside

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flour 1 1/4 cup1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salttwo bowls
flour 1 1/4 cup
flour 1 1/4 cup
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon salt
two bowls
two bowls

Step 3: Melt Your Butter

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shovel cocoa powder from can with spoonabout 1 cup2 eggs3/4 cup melted butterused dirty spoon to stir water in cocoa powder in cup to use up
shovel cocoa powder from can with spoon
shovel cocoa powder from can with spoon
about 1 cup
about 1 cup
2 eggs
2 eggs
3/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup melted butter
used dirty spoon to stir water in cocoa powder in cup to use up
used dirty spoon to stir water in cocoa powder in cup to use up

Step 3: Mix sugar, water, butter, and eggs Together.

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dirty cocoa water in sugarbutter in sugarvanilla in sugar
dirty cocoa water in sugar
dirty cocoa water in sugar
butter in sugar
butter in sugar
vanilla in sugar
vanilla in sugar
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eggs in sugar mixstir until smoothadd cocoa flourstirbutter paper towel to grease inside of panup the sides, toospread brownie mix in pan
eggs in sugar mix
eggs in sugar mix
stir until smooth
stir until smooth
add cocoa flour
add cocoa flour
stir
stir
butter paper towel to grease inside of pan
butter paper towel to grease inside of pan
up the sides, too
up the sides, too
spread brownie mix in pan
spread brownie mix in pan
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spread out to cornersbake at 350 until tooth pick is clean. 25 minutessee how clean this pick is?Let cool.
spread out to corners
spread out to corners
bake at 350 until tooth pick is clean. 25 minutes
bake at 350 until tooth pick is clean. 25 minutes
see how clean this pick is?
see how clean this pick is?
Let cool.
Let cool.

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      • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

        Char Milbrett 

        12 months ago from Minnesota

        Renee21, these were good. Really good! Thank you for your comment! I did not see any Special Dark cocoa, but I will have to look.

      • renee21 profile image

        renee21 

        12 months ago

        These look good. I love using Hershey's cocoa. If you like dark chocolate, Hershey's Special Dark cocoa is really good in brownies, cakes, etc. I made a cake recently with the Special Dark cocoa and my family raved over it.

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