19 August 2010

Coca-Cola Brownies

Tink found a recipe for Coca-Cola Brownies online and asked me if she could make them.  I've been trying to encourage both of my girls to get more active in the kitchen.  Once I start culinary school I won't be home for dinner on Thursdays and the girls will be in charge of making something.  They are excited and it has inspired them to start trying out more recipes. Tink made my banana bread last week and Goose made my breadsticks.  They set up their laptops in the kitchen and just followed along.  So cute. Anyway, this recipe for Coke brownies was easy and fun.  Tink really enjoyed herself and we both enjoyed finishing off the Coke (a rare treat in this house).  These brownies are much, much, much better the next day.  They are great the first day, but something happens when they sit for 24 hours--they plump up and the flavor deepens.  So, make them the day before you want them!

You will need:

1 box fudge brownie mix (1lb. 2.3oz)
2T oil
1 egg
1/2 cup Coca-Cola
1/2 cup buttermilk
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For the frosting:

1/2 cup butter (Smart Balance)
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup Coke
4 cups powdered sugar



Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease just the bottom of a 9x13 pan.

Empty the brownie mix into a large bowl and add the buttermilk.



Then the Coke...



the oil...



and the egg.



Mix thoroughly and then pour into your greased pan.





Bake for around 25 minutes and then let them cool for at least an hour, 3 is better.  You just want to make sure that they are completely cool before you frost them.



After they are cool you can make the frosting.  Melt the butter and then add the cocoa and Coke.



Whisk for 2 minutes on medium speed.



It looks awesome, but don't give in to temptation like Tink and try it. No sugar yet! :)

Now add the powdered sugar, whisking after every cup until combined.



(This recipe makes quite a bit of frosting.  You could halve the recipe and still have plenty to cover the brownies.  Using the full recipe makes for a thick topping.  Absolutely delicious, but maybe a bit excessive.)

Spread over your cooled brownies.



Now, as Tink likes to say, it's time to feast!



These brownies are moist, fudgy, and decadent.  And soooo much better the next day!  I don't know why it happens, but the Coke and even the chocolate flavor is stronger the next day.



You won't be disappointed if you have to eat them the first day. Believe me, I understand! :) :)  But if you can wait...wow.



Enjoy!!

Tink's Coca-Cola Brownies

1 box fudge brownie mix (1lb. 2.3oz)
2T oil
1 egg
1/2 cup Coca-Cola 
1/2 cup buttermilk
*****************
For the frosting:
1/2 cup butter (Smart Balance)
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup Coke
4 cups powdered sugar

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees 
and grease just the bottom of a 9x13 pan.

2. Empty the brownie mix into a large bowl
and add the buttermilk.

3. Then add the Coke, the oil,
and the egg.

4. Mix thoroughly and then pour into your greased pan.
 
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
6. Cool completely.

7. For the frosting:
melt the butter and then add the cocoa and Coke.
 
8. Add the powdered sugar, whisking after every cup until combined.
 
9. Spread over the cooled brownies and feast!

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6 comments:

Alwayzbakin said...

Mmmmm. This is a brownie recipe I haven't tried! Looks yummy. I love that it has frosting on it.

mr. pineapple man said...

oh my! how exciting is that!! I was just in orlando ;)

kitchen flavours said...

Looks good! I have never tried a brownie with coke before!

Callie said...

mmm... chocolate! They look sooo good and more like cake. yummy!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I need to try these! My hometown had a CocaCola manufacturing plant in it, and I LOVE Coke. (Though I try not to drink as much of it these days.) These sound so yummy!

Anupama Gummaraju said...

This looks simple enough and deelish! I will definitely try baking this!