Dolce per la domenica

Giuseppe and I truly disagree about consists of a healthy breakfast, as I explained here.  I think that breakfast should be a healthy meal, while he thinks that it should really just be desert at 8am.  Lucky for him, Paolo is still a baby (and can’t request cookies for breakfast) and I love to cook.  And Giuseppe begins his clinical rotations on Monday morning; I decided I could spoil him a little before he starts. So last night I whipped up these yummy cake brownies for Giuseppe.  Again, easy and delicious:

Cake Brownies

1. Grease a 15x10x1 inch pain with olive oil; set aside. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, heat 3/4 cups butter in the microwave until completely melted. Stir in 1 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder until combined.  Add in 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla.  (I usually substitute vanilla with maple syrup.)  Beat combination slightly with a wooden spoon.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.  Measure 1 cup milk.

4. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to the chocolate combination, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition.

5. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the brownies.  Sprinkle powdered sugar until completely covered.  Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours. Cut into squares and serve.

Buon appetito!

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