Minnesota Cooking: Crispy, Chewy Cocoa Powder Brownies

Updated on January 10, 2020
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Brownies!
Brownies!

Brownies With Cocoa Powder Are Tasty

Brownies, historically, are my downfall. I hate cake. Even though they are "technically" cake, I still think that they are different.

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
Yields: 1 pan of brownies

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 Nestlé's Toll House

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Recipe From Nestlé

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 Nestlé 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.

Visual Guide

Recipe Preparations

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Metal pan: 9x13 Add the sugar—about 1 3/4 cup.Butter: stick and a halfmelt the butter in a cup in microwave. It will fit in a regular glass cup. Yes.
Metal pan: 9x13
Metal pan: 9x13
Add the sugar—about 1 3/4 cup.
Add the sugar—about 1 3/4 cup.
Butter: stick and a half
Butter: stick and a half
melt the butter in a cup in microwave. It will fit in a regular glass cup. Yes.
melt the butter in a cup in microwave. It will fit in a regular glass cup. Yes.

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

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Flour: 1 1/4 cupBaking powder: 1/2 teaspoon  Salt: 1/4 teaspoonTwo bowls
Flour: 1 1/4 cup
Flour: 1 1/4 cup
Baking powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Baking powder: 1/2 teaspoon
 Salt: 1/4 teaspoon
Salt: 1/4 teaspoon
Two bowls
Two bowls

Step 2. Melt Your Butter

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shovel cocoa powder from can with spoon—about 1 cup.Shoveling the powder.Eggs: 2Melter butter: 3/4 cup I used dirty spoon to stir water in cocoa powder in cup to use up.
shovel cocoa powder from can with spoon—about 1 cup.
shovel cocoa powder from can with spoon—about 1 cup.
Shoveling the powder.
Shoveling the powder.
Eggs: 2
Eggs: 2
Melter butter: 3/4 cup
Melter butter: 3/4 cup
I used dirty spoon to stir water in cocoa powder in cup to use up.
I 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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The dirty cocoa water in sugar.Butter is then added to the sugar.Next, add the vanilla in sugar.
The dirty cocoa water in sugar.
The dirty cocoa water in sugar.
Butter is then added to the sugar.
Butter is then added to the sugar.
Next, add the vanilla in sugar.
Next, add the vanilla in sugar.
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Add the eggs to the sugar mix.Stir until smooth.Add cocoa flour.Stir together.Butter paper towel to grease inside of pan.Butter up the sides, too.Spread brownie mix in the pan.
Add the eggs to the sugar mix.
Add the eggs to the sugar mix.
Stir until smooth.
Stir until smooth.
Add cocoa flour.
Add cocoa flour.
Stir together.
Stir together.
Butter paper towel to grease inside of pan.
Butter paper towel to grease inside of pan.
Butter up the sides, too.
Butter up the sides, too.
Spread brownie mix in the pan.
Spread brownie mix in the 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.
5 stars from 1 rating of Brownies Made with Cocoa Powder

Questions & Answers

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      • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

        Char Milbrett 

        2 years 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.

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        Tori Leumas 

        2 years 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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