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Impromptu Entertaining: Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies

When I think about coming up with a quick, easy, and delicious dessert for a little “Impromptu Entertaining”, Brownies often come to mind!  I discovered this recipe from a great blog called ‘Hospitably Yours‘.  Stephanie frosted hers which looks like a wonderful and yummy chocolate decadence!  However, for mine I wanted to keep things even more simpler so I just dusted them with powdered sugar.  What I love about her recipe is that it doesn’t call for chocolate bakers squares (which I never seem to have the right amount for).  Instead it only uses cocoa powder — something I always have on hand in the pantry!

Chocolate Browniesslightly modified from Hospitably Yours

  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Allow melted butter to cool completely.

Combine cocoa powder and butter.

In an electric stand mixture with the paddle attachment, beat eggs and sugar on low-medium speed until light.

Add cocoa mixture and mix until incorporated.

In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt.

Add flour mixture and beat until blended.

Add vanilla to mixture and combine until smooth.

Grease a 9×13″ pan.

Pour brownie batter into the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until passes the toothpick test.

16 comments on “Impromptu Entertaining: Chocolate Brownies

  1. Home Seasons
    February 15, 2013

    This looks amazing! First you got us thinking about sandwiches, and now we’re dreaming about brownies!

  2. petit4chocolatier
    February 15, 2013

    Okay, I am definitely craving chocolate brownies and a glass of milk now!! These looks scrumptious 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      February 18, 2013

      Hehe 🙂 Now you know how it feels when I look at everyone of your amazing desserts! 🙂

  3. gotasté
    February 17, 2013

    I love brownies but have not started baking because of the chocolate bakers squares too. I don’t think I am ready for that. This recipe is less stressful. Thanks for sharing kenley.

  4. gentlestitches
    February 17, 2013

    Oh dear, there is lick on my computer screen. They look and sound divine!

  5. Valentina
    February 17, 2013

    So tempting, but I am on Lent until Easter, I am eliminating sweets this year.

  6. Stephanie
    March 5, 2013

    I love your take on these! They look beautiful with the dust of sugar! Yum:)

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  8. Time With Thea
    February 10, 2014

    OK! You have totally found my weak spot. I love chocolate brownies! Pinning!

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