Cocoa Cake Brownies Recipe
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Cocoa Cake Brownies Recipe

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These fudgy brownies are delicious. People say that the moist treats have a texture somewhere between chewy and cake-like brownies. We like to break them into pieces and create a trifle with chocolate pudding, toffee chips and whipped topping.—Helen Turner, Upland, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 7 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 109 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture just until moistened.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cocoa Cake Brownies in Quick Cooking March/April 2004, p7

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2016

"Love these cake like brownies so much! They are perfect as is or with frosting or whipped cream."

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2015

"Great brownies"

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2009

"I thought these brownies were very dry as well. If not for the ice cream and fugde sauce we put on them, i would have ditched them in the trash."

Reviewed Jun. 8, 2009

"These were really dry, we were quite disappointed in them."

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