TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 132 calories, 5g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 0 fruit, 0 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter; remove from the heat. Stir in sugar and cocoa until smooth. Add the egg white, milk and vanilla; stir just until blended. Combine flour, baking powder and soda; stir into chocolate mixture just until blended. Stir in nuts.
  2. Pour into a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
  3. In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over brownies. Yield: 16 brownies.
Originally published as Favorite Cake Brownies in Country Woman May/June 2000

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