Sure, I’m single, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know what people want for Valentine’s Day. No one wants flowers, stuffed animals, or cheesy heart-shaped jewelry; they want brownies.
- 3/4 Cup Vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 3 Eggs
- 3/4 Cup Flour
- 1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking powder
- A Pinch of Salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, mix oil, sugar, vanilla, and eggs. To get the best result, mix until the egg yolks are broken and are fully combined with the other ingredients.
- Then in another bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the wet ingredients to the flour slowly, and mix on a slow setting. When the batter doesn’t have a gritty/ powdery texture anymore, it’s ready. At this point, if you want to add anything extra, such as chocolate chips or nuts, mix it in now.
- Pour this into a greased pan, and tap the pan onto a hard surface to remove any air bubbles. At the last minute, I decided to add caramel into the batter. To do this, I put five big dollops of premade caramel sauce into the batter and swirled it around the pan with the back of a spoon.
- Even though I recommend using an 8×8 square pan for this recipe, I made mine in a 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 sized glass pan. Whatever size you end up using, check the brownies after the 25-minute mark with a toothpick. Keep in mind that they continue to bake even after they are removed from the oven.