Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cake-ish Chocolate Brownies

During my last India trip, I met Aparna of 'My Diverse Kitchen'. We had lunch together and chatted about our common interest - food. Aparna brought with her some chocolate walnut brownies for my family which all of us enjoyed.  I got the recipe from her and tried my hand at these brownies.

As Aparna mentions in her blog, the brownies have a slightly cake-ish texture. I made some minor changes - I had run out of baking powder so haven't added any. I also added some salt since I used unsalted butter. I used half white sugar and half light brown sugar (next time I will probably opt for 3/4th cup white sugar and 1/4th cup brown sugar, since I found the brownies a tad less sweet). For the original recipe, go here.

Ingredients :
3/4 cup butter
4 tbsp cocoa powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Method :
Preheat the oven to 375ºF
Melt butter (completely) in the microwave. Add cocoa powder, mix with a fork or whisk and microwave for a few seconds to form a smooth paste. Cool.
In a large bowl mix sugar and eggs thoroughly with a wooden spoon or a whisk. Add the butter-cocoa paste and mix well.
Add flour, salt, vanilla and mix further. Pour in the chopped walnuts and mix well.

Pour into a greased or lined 8" square pan (I used a rectangular pan of similar proportions). Bake for 25 to 30 minutes till brownies are done. Allow to cool.

Cut into squares. Enjoy hot with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce if you please!

Sending these to Divya's Brownie event.



  1. A delicious recipe, appreciate the illustrative clicks.

  2. Chocolate brownies looks delicious and moist.

  3. the brownies look swell aparna- yes it would taste heavenly with an icecream dollop

  4. wow brownies look so goey.. love their texture!!

  5. good one aparna ..thanks for the nice photos and recipe , i hope to try n bake these at home soon ...Madhukantha

  6. Very tempting and absolutely delicious

  7. Looking at the photographs I don't think i can stop after having just one piece. Delicious...

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Great recipe!! They look delicious!

  9. Those look SOOO good! Cake brownies, I like the sound of that -

    be sure to check out the March events on my blog -- Look forward

  10. Am glad you enjoyed them. They are good provided you like cake-ish brownies, which I do. :)
    It was nice meeting you, Aparna.

  11. Hi Aparna,

    The brownies look yummy and delectable :)

  12. Wow. first time to ur blog. perfectly baked. absolutely chocolateeey.

  13. Meeting a fellow food blogger is always a pleasant experience.Lucky you to get baked goodies from Aparna..lucky me to have got your entry to my event..thanks for sending these across to my event!!



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