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Brownies are a great dessert, there is something very comforting about them, and of course they are exceedingly delicious.  There are two ways to make brownies; one is with melted chocolate, and the other is with cocoa powder – both equally delectable and mouth watering. Today I will be teaching you how to make them with cocoa powder.  By cocoa powder I mean; Milo, Cadbury or Galaxy cocoa powder i.e. the stuff that you use to make hot chocolate.  Yummy! The great thing about this recipe is you probably have all of these ingredients in your pantry and won’t need to go out and buy them.  So what are we waiting for?  With these 5 simple ingredients you will make these extremely fudgy and incredibly tasty brownies.  Let’s get started!

Preparation and cooking time: 45 minutes

Serves: Makes 8-16 servings


  • 115g cup flour
  • 225 sugar
  • 113g salted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g cup cocoa powder


Measure and prepare your ingredients. Preheat the oven to 175°C. Grease a 9-by-9-inch baking tray. You can line it with grease proof paper or just dust it with flour to help prevent the brownies from sticking to the tray.

In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients; flour, sugar and cocoa powder.  In another small bowl, whisk together the butter and eggs. Add the egg mixture into the flour mixture, stirring until just combined.  Pour the mixture into the baking tray; using the back of a spoon to spread evenly.

Bake the brownies for 25 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove them from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes. Cut them into 16 squares and serve, or for bigger portions, cut less squares e.g. 8 or 12.

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Once your brownies are cut, serve them with; whipped cream, icecream, a drizzle of honey or syrup.  To be honest you can have these in any way that you want.  Enjoy your sugar overload!!


Kanta Temba is a cake maker and decorator. She is also the owner and founder of Kanta Kakes – cake shop.

You can find her work on www.kantakakes.comFollow her on twitter @KantaKakes and Instagram @KantaTemba.

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