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Deandona has a friend spending the night this evening and after the nummy Turkey burgers with Feta in the patty we both unanimously decided that brownies were necessary.  One problem- we don’t have any brownie mix.  This small little hurdle can be overcome very easily so long as you have a few key ingredients in the cupboard, mainly- cocoa powder, powdered sugar and butter.  All other ingredients can be substituted except for these and we were thankfully in luck!  Here is a simple brownie recipe that takes about 20 minutes to mix and 25 minutes to bake- Enjoy 🙂

We couldn't wat to take a picture....


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.
  2. Melt 1/2 cup butter and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
  4. To Make Frosting: Combine 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar. Frost brownies while they are still warm. I used a pastry cutter and a wooden spoon to make sure that the butter mushed up enough to come together into a frosting.