Thank you Martha for being so fabulous (and slightly neurotic)! She was right in that it makes a lot of frosting – I used it on a box cake mix of Betty Crocker Carrot Cake mix (not bad for $1.50) and made an 8×8 pan and 12 cupcakes to boot and still had about 1.2 cup left over. I also added coconut shavings to the 8×8 pan to add more texture and flavor to the box mix. Continue reading
I have yet to try and cut this recipe in half because it bakes a full 9×13 pan of ooey-gooey delicious brownies. I worked it out to create an 8×8 square pan & a 9in. glass dish (about half of the batter in each cooking around the same time). It came out miraculously still (although I know I like my brownies to be thicker and plumper…yes…plumper) and thus I encourage you to make the full size pan if you intend on having many guests. I would say the original recipe could easily yield 12-15 pieces depending on the size of the cut and remember: these are so moist and indulgent, I promise you and your guests will be unable to eat a big piece.
…Now onward to the baking….
Tip: No hand-mixer needed! Best Part! Nothing more is needed than a sturdy wooden spoon and you have brownies in less than 15 minutes to prep and 30 mins to bake and voila!