How to make it

  • In mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan combine the 1 cup butter, the water and the 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. Bring mixture just to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add the chocolate mixture to dry ingredients and beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed till thoroughly combined. Add eggs, the 1/2 cup buttemilk, and the 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat for 1 minute (batter will be thin.)
  • Pour the batter into a greased and floured 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 25 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile:~for frosting, in a medium saucepan combine the 1/4 cup butter the 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, and 3 tablespoons buttermilk. Bring to boiling. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat till smooth. Stir in chopped nuts, if desired. Pour warm frosting over the warm brownies, spreading evenly. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
  • Makes 36.
  • You can add nuts to batter or for topping~your desire~

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  • taylorsue82 9 years ago
    Sounds great.
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  • lovingmybabbyalways 10 years ago
    Looks good
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  • lor 11 years ago
    You know ladies... I give the credit to Nancerose because she shared it!!! Quite honestly, I've been given recipes from friends who say that it's a family heirloom recipe and lo and behold, I read it in a magazine or a cookbook. Well, maybe it was a family recipe and whoever submitted the recipe to a magazine or a cookbook duplicated it!!! Picky, picky picky... this is a great opportunity to share and I love reading all the recipes no matter where they come from. If someone wants to use my recipes and pass them along then I feel honoured. Thanks Nancerose and Cheers!!!
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  • nancerose 11 years ago
    In Canada~I have a Cowan Cookbook from was from that recipe...I give credit to Community of Cowan Woman who put this together in Manitoba, Canada....
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  • momofsix1969 11 years ago
    This is Pioneer Woman's recipe, and her photo. I love her site (, so I wanted to give credit where credit is due. :)

    It is a great cake, though!
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  • nancerose 11 years ago
    I do too~love it...
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    I love this cake as well..... and also make it often...... wonderful post...
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  • clbacon 11 years ago
    I love this cake! I make it often. I've seen it done with a smidge of cinnamon in the cake batter which gives it a different flavor.
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