Outrageous Brownies

As my daughter said, “You need a big glass of milk when you have one” of these brownies. They differ from my usual brownie recipes because they call for cocoa (not unsweetened or bittersweet chocolate), they have both granulated and confectioners’ sugar and there is no vanilla called for. So easy – one bowl – and they have a fabulous thick, moist texture. If you don’t like chocolate, don’t make them, but if you do, run, don’t walk to the kitchen. Outrageous.


  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa (I used Ghirardelli brand)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons brewed coffee


Pre-heat the oven to 350°F and grease a 8-inch x 8-inch or 9-inch x 9-inch square pan.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugars, salt, flour and chocolate chips. Add the eggs, oil and coffee, mixing just until smooth. Spoon the mixture into pan, smoothing the top.

Bake the brownies for about 35 minutes (for the 9-inch pan), or 45 minutes (for the 8-inch pan), or until a knife inserted in middle comes out with a few moist crumbs. Place the pan of brownies on a cooling rack and allow them to cool for 1 hour before slicing into small squares. Store the brownies in an airtight container with wax paper in between the layers for up to 3 days. 

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