A plain cake-like brownie, moist with great chocolate taste. Easy to make.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
25
Yield:
1 - 9x9 inch pan
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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x9 inch pan. In a microwave oven or over a double boiler, melt shortening and chocolate together, stirring frequently until smooth. Set aside to cool.

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  • In a medium bowl, blend together the sugar, eggs, applesauce and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, gradually stir into the chocolate mixture. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

106 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 13.1g 4% DV; fat 5.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 17mg 6% DV; sodium 48.7mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2011
I used margarine instead of shortening and cooked it a lot longer. I used whole wheat flour too. I put a chocolate icing using Hersheys cocoa powder and confectioners sugar (recipe is on Hershey's box). It was delicious! Not exactly a brownie but not exactly cake either. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/19/2003
these were ok. it was more like cakes than brownies. i melted the shortening and chocolate mixed the flour baking powder soda and salt. then in a seperate bowl i mixed the eggs sugar and vanilla. i took the applesauce out of the fridge and when i opened it i was disgusted to find green mold at the top of the applesauce. i used shortening instead. the brownies turned out kinda dry but thats mostlikely my fault. thanx anywayz. Read More
(6)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2011
I used margarine instead of shortening and cooked it a lot longer. I used whole wheat flour too. I put a chocolate icing using Hersheys cocoa powder and confectioners sugar (recipe is on Hershey's box). It was delicious! Not exactly a brownie but not exactly cake either. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2003
YYYYYUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYY!!! thanks! Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2003
these were ok. it was more like cakes than brownies. i melted the shortening and chocolate mixed the flour baking powder soda and salt. then in a seperate bowl i mixed the eggs sugar and vanilla. i took the applesauce out of the fridge and when i opened it i was disgusted to find green mold at the top of the applesauce. i used shortening instead. the brownies turned out kinda dry but thats mostlikely my fault. thanx anywayz. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2003
They were good but more like cake then brownies. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
01/06/2015
While this recipe looked totally like a cake when it came out of the oven wasn't dry wasn't even very moist. Very bland lacked any good "brownie" quality flavor wasn't sweet either. While I don't mind a cake style brownie but this really wasn't that at all. My apologies I will not be making this again no one cared for it at all. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2006
Kinda bland I made a chocolate frosting to put on when hot so it made them more flavorful. I did not think they were all that moist either. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/17/2006
Very bland and did not take nearly as long as the recipe said it would take for them to cook. I was going to put them in tins with other assorted goodies and give them out during the holidays but not now that I've tried them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2008
These were definitely very cakey but they were also very tasty. Consider frosting it. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2009
nice choc cake-nothing special-kk Read More
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