Sometimes, my family gets a craving for chocolate, preferably in brownie form. And usually, that craving hits right after dinner. Those times call for something quick and easy.
Every since I started baking from scratch and keeping a supply of baking ingredients around at all times, I’m usually able to whip something up. But just because I bake from scratch doesn’t mean it has to be complicated. I still prefer simple and easy recipes. This one fits the bill.
And when it comes to adding chocolate or cocoa to a recipe I’m a staunch Hershey’s supporter. (No, I’m not being paid for this.) My family, especially the boys, love all things Special Dark. So that’s what I usually use.
I’ve also been trying to incorporate healthier ingredients like whole wheat flour and all natural sugar and stevia blends. So far, I haven’t gotten any complaints and the recipes still come out tasting just as delicious as with regular flour and sugar.
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil
- 2 cups of flour ( I used 1 cup white and 1 cup whole wheat)
- 2 cups white sugar ( I used 1 cup Domino light all natural sugar & stevia blend)
- 1/2 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup of boiling water
In a medium bowl, blend flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt together. Set aside.
In a big mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract until well blended.
Add the flour blend to the bowl and mix together.
Batter will be very thick.
Add 1/2 cup of boiling water, blend together and pour into greased 9×13 baking pan.
Bake at 350° degrees for 20 – 25 minutes.
(Recipe adjusted from allrecipes.com)