Chocolate Brownies

I made these last night. Perfect to eat in front of the tv with a cup of tea or coffee; especially with the cold JHB weather lately. Admittedly, it has made me a little lazy, its just so comfy with the heaters switched on. Mums out there – make these for the kids, they will love it!

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies

  • 125g butter
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1t bicarb
  • 1t vanilla essence
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (optional)


Boil 1st 3 ingredients together. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Whisk eggs, oil, vanilla and buttermilk in a separate container.
Sift dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add whisked mixture and beat with electric beater. Add cooled cocoa/butter mixture and continue to beat until a smooth batter is formed.
Pour into large  greased pyrex dish and bake in preheated oven (180 degrees) for 25-30 minutes.

Once done, remove from oven and prick all over with a fork.

Make sauce as follows:

  • 80-100 g butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 1t vanilla essence
  • ½ – ¾ cup buttermilk

Add all ingredients in pot and bring to the boil slowly, stirring often.
Pour on cake whilst both sauce and cake are still warm.
Decorate with chopped pecans on top of sauce

I sprinkled some flake on half.