Someone once compared fudge brownies to New York cheesecake. You are dying to have it, you have a slice and then you are done. But cake brownies... they are in a different class altogether. Especially with ganache on top. This really IS a cake, why it's called a brownie I do not know. Adapted from Taste of Home

Cake Brownies

2/3 cup butter, cubed
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 batch of chocolate ganache

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Line a 13x9 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Melt the butter in a large heavy skillet.
  • Add the cocoa and the oil and stir smooth.
  • Cook over low heat stirring continuously until well combined.
  • Transfer mixture to a large bowl and stir in the sugar.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and the salt.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the cocoa mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Spread the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  • Prepare the ganache and spread over the top.
  • Let the ganache set a bit before cutting into squares.

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