Homemade Brownie Mix & Recipe

One of our favorite things to make anytime, even for the holidays, is brownies. They are pretty much a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and fit with any occasion. My husband is a brownie connoisseur, so if he has approved this recipe, you know it has to be good.  I had an old recipe for a brownie mix, but it called for vegetable shortening and I just don’t use that stuff, except for seasoning my cast iron pans (actually I use lard for that now).

Anyway, see what we made for my husband’s birthday one year?  We stacked a pedestal cake plate on top of another platter and just loaded it with brownies.

Brownie Mix

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 8 cups sugar
  • 1 8 oz. can unsweetened cocoa powder

In a large bowl, combine together flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add sugar and cocoa.  Blend well.

Store in an airtight labeled container.

Cardamom’s Best Brownies

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup oil or melted butter
  • 2 cups Brownie Mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350º.  Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.

In a medium bowl, mix eggs, vanilla, oil/melted butter, and Brownie Mix.  Beat until smooth.  If desired, stir in nuts.

Pour into prepared pan.  Bake 30-35 minutes.

My notes on this after I developed this recipe say, “Perfect!  Nice & chewy, not too crumbly or sweet.  Nice, crunchy top.”

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