Saturday, June 9, 2012

Birthday Treat Scores Big

<p>Yesterday was my husband's birthday. He really doesn't like cake, which is a problem I solved a few years ago by substituting a different treat on his birthdays. You see, my hubby loves brownies, so we started a tradition of making a brownie cake for his special day every year! A big pan of thick brownies, uncut, with icing and candles! I made everything from scratch this year! And I'm sharing the super easy recipe and a pic or two at the bottom. Still using my phone till I can get my computer repaired (hopefully tomorrow) so I hope the pics upload okay. Do you have any birthday traditions in your family?
Brownie Cake:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup chocolate chips
Combine the flour, sugar, and cocoa well. Add the eggs, butter, and vanilla and mix again. Stir in chocolate chips and pour into a 13x 9 greased pan. Cook on 350 for about 30 minutes till a dork comes out clean.
When cake is 5 minutes from done, start icing.
Icing:
5 tbsp butter
1/3 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
Combine butter, milk, and sugar in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Allow to boil for one minute before removing from heat and immediately stirring in chocolate chips.
Pour over cake as soon as it comes out of the oven if you want it soft and thin. Or let it cool to thicken.
I poured it warm and we ate it when it cooled. Of course we added a few sparkler candles and turned out the lights! They were trick candles...to test his aging lungs! :)







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