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Graduation Brownies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Author abountifulkitchen


  • 1/2 cup cocoa unsweetened
  • 4 squares 1 oz. each unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 4 sticks unsalted butter 1 lb
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups cake flour all purpose flour also works


  1. Preheat oven to 325° place rack in middle of oven
  2. Generously spray a large cookie sheet (jelly roll pan) with cooking spray
  3. Melt butter, baking chocolate and cocoa together in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat and stir until smooth.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Gradually whisk in sugar by hand with a wire whisk.
  6. Add eggs, two at a time and stir until well blended after each addition also using a wire whisk, by hand.
  7. Whisk in vanilla.
  8. Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl and stir.
  9. Fold flour mixture into chocolate mixture in three additions. Do not over mix, do not use a mixer.
  10. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake about 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.

Recipe Notes

-Important for this recipe-Do not mix brownies with an electric mixer. This recipe may likely overflow if not mixed by hand in large pan or a large bowl. -The brownie batter fits perfectly into a 12x17x1 jelly roll pan. The batter will almost fill to the top of the pan before cooked. -Laurie tried the brownies both with cake flour and regular flour and didn't notice a significant difference.