Saturday, April 19, 2008

Dessert-Buttermilk Brownie Cake

This recipe was in the newspaper and I just had to clip it because there is just something about brownies that I can't resist. Now, I am on a diet and have shed 20 pounds since last June so desserts are all I ever seem to notice. Maybe you can cook it and post a comment about what you think. The person posting this recipe said that it has been a family favorite for five generations and was a favorite at all their gatherings. Must be good!

2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
1 (1 -pound) box confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a 15-by-10-inch baking pan.
  2. To prepare brownies, combine granulated sugar, flour and cocoa; mix well.
  3. Combine 1 cup water with oil and butter in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; add to flour mixture and mix well. Add buttermilk, baking soda, eggs and vanilla. Beat well by hand and pour into pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out almost clean. Cool completely on wire racks.
  4. To prepare frosting, combine butter, cocoa and buttermilk in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla with a mixer at low speed. Spread evenly over cooled brownies.

Serves 48.

Nutrition facts per serving: 140 calories, 7g fat, 1g protein, 20g carbohydrates, og fiber, 60mg sodium

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