These brownies kick all my other brownies asses.
I was really uninspired today and when I was looking through some of the brownie recipes I had, I decided to play. I love adding cayenne pepper to cookies, brownies, cakes, etc. That combined with the cinnamon gives it a nice kick and keeps it from being that same old been-there-done-that brownie.
These are really good….spicy, fudgy and thick. They might not be for the kids, but would be perfect for the holidays or Superbowl parties or sneaking into a closet and eating by yourself.
Do yourself a favor and make these now.
Caliente Cayenne Brownie
3/4 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all dry ingredients together and then add the oil, eggs and vanilla. Stir in the chocolate chips. I made mine in a 8×8 because I wanted them to be thick, but they took about 50 minutes to bake and the edges are a bit dark. This would probably work with a 13×9…..start off at 30 minutes and check. Brownies are done when whatever you stick in them comes clean:) I love the thickness of my brownies so I may try cooking them at 325 for longer.
I do not fuss with sifting dry ingredients or adding them in bowl separate….and you don’t need a mixer of any kind for these. Just stir them by hand until they are well blended.
UPDATE: We went through the first batch so fast, I had to make them again. This time I baked them at 325 in my 8×8 pan for about 50 minutes and they came out perfect! I put tin foil around the edges for the last 15 minutes to avoid burning. My family is going crazy for these brownies. My teenage daughter took a bite and called them beautiful. My husband keeps telling me how great these are and sneaking back for more. I really need to stop eating these! But how good would they taste with a cup of hot coffee in the morning……I may have to put Jenny Craig on my speed dial.
Ok update to the update……the younger kids really wanted to try these so I gave them one today. I figured they would taste too different or too spicy, but I got raving reviews on them. These are officially my go-to brownies and will definitely make it to the cookbook.
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