The great thing about Cup4Cup flour is that they provide recipes on each packaged good. So, all I had to do was follow the instructions on the back in order to make light, cakey and delicious brownies. However, it should be noted that I only used half of the brownie mix bag instead of the whole bag (which is what the baking instructions say to do) for one batch because I wanted to make 2 batches of brownies (one for brownies, and one for a Brownie Cake Stack). So, chances are, that your brownies will end up being slightly thicker than mine were.
The Recipe (from Cup4Cup):
1 bag of Cup4Cup Brownie Mix
2 tablespoons water
½ cup melted butter or coconut oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (optional)
Note: ½ cup of butter = 1 stick of melted butter
What You Will Do:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) Mix all wet ingredients into a large mixing bowl until thoroughly combined (use a whisk).
3) Add brownie packet into bowl. Mix until completely combined (use a whisk).
4) Pour batter into a lightly oiled baking pan.
5) Cook for 30-40 minutes.
6) After completely baked, let cool for 15 minutes.
Note: Rub a piece of butter over your baking pan to oil it.
Pro Tip: To test if your brownies are thoroughly cooked, stick a toothpick into the center of the pan. If the toothpick goes in and out of the batter smoothly and cleanly, your brownies are cooked. If the toothpick gets covered in brownie batter or gets stuck in the mixture, then the brownies needs to be cooked for longer.
I decided to get crafty after I poured the brownie mixture into a baking pan by putting marshmallows on one third of the brownie mix, and caramels on another third. I left the marshmallows on top of the brownie to bake for a melty marshmallow cover, but I pushed the caramels into the batter so that they would melt into the chocolate while baking. Then, when the brownie batter was cooling after baking, I sprinkled sea salt on the section with the caramel. I made sea salt & caramel brownies, s’mores brownies, and original brownies. For serving, I drizzled some buttercream frosting on top of the original brownies to give them an extra kick of sweetness. And boom! All done. Serve with your favorite in-season fruit or some ice cream and enjoy!