B is for Brownies #AtoZChallenge

The last brownie in the glass baking pan with crumbs

The last brownie in the glass baking pan with crumbs

Thank you to King Arthur Flour for this recipe for brownies. I love it because I always have the ingredients on hand, so it makes a good go-to if I need to make some in a hurry. These fall more into the cake-like brownie category rather than the fudge-like brownies. But if you find yourself out of baking chocolate and it’s time to bake some brownies, this recipe won’t disappoint you.

From the King Arthur Flour 10-lbs. bag of all-purpose flour.

Quick & Easy Fudge Brownies


1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/4 tsp. salt*
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. espresso powder, optional
3 large eggs
1/2 cup (8 TB) butter, melted
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
*increase the salt to 1/2 tsp. if you use unsalted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F
  2. Lightly grease a 9″x13″ pan
  3. Put all of the ingredients into a large bowl in the order in which they’re written.
  4. Stir, then beat the mixture until smooth
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan
  6. Bake the brownies for 25 to 30 minutes, or until they’re just barely beginning to pull away from the sides of the pan.
  7. Remove the brownies from the oven; let them cool completely before cutting.
  8. Store any leftovers, well wrapped, at room temperature for 5 to 6 days.
  9. Freeze for longer storage.

Yield: about 2 dozen 2″ brownies

4 thoughts on “B is for Brownies #AtoZChallenge”

  1. Cynthia you can never go wrong with brownies whether cake or fudge. The last three summers we have taught the high school children during Vacation Bible School. Yes, I meant to type that, teens! But we have made a huge pan of brownies because every child save one or two that might be allergic, which I can’t remember if they were, loves brownies. I will save this recipe to show my wife. Thanks for making your A to Z practical.

    I am laying out the plot of a new historical fiction novel over my 26 A to Z posts. I’d love to have you stop by.

    The Steel Horse Saviors is a story about three civil war veterans who head west in 1866 with their Steam Locomotive to seek their fortune. They encounter a beautiful redhead trying desperately to save her family business that threatens to complicate their plan to escape their past.

    Joe @ the Fiction Playground visiting from the A to Z Challenge

    1. Hi Joe, thanks for stopping by. Always happy to meet a fellow brownie lover. They are my favorite dessert. I hope you and your wife like this recipe. Good luck with your novel, I will check it out!

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