Mel's Awesome Brownies


The best brownies ever! This is a very cakey version.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 - 9x13 inch pan


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup water

  • ¾ cup butter

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda and 1/3 cup cocoa. In a small saucepan, combine water and 2/3 cup of butter; bring to a boil. Allow the butter and water to cool down a bit before adding to the dry ingredients. Beat in the buttermilk and eggs last. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before frosting.

  4. To make the frosting: In a large bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa, milk and vanilla until smooth. Beat in the melted butter until light and fluffy. Spread over brownies while they are still slightly warm. Cut into squares when cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

281 Calories
11g Fat
46g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 70mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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