Mexican Brownies

Mexican Brownies

A brownie for the grown-up taste. They have the flavors of chocolate, vanilla, Mexican cinnamon, and ground pequin chiles.

Ready in: 1 h 10 m

Calories: 206

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons ground Mexican cinnamon (canela)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pequin chile pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Recipe Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 12×15-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving about 3 inches of paper overhanging 2 sides to use as handles.
    2. Place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and cook on Medium until the butter is about half melted, about 1 minute. Mash the butter with sugar until well combined, and stir in eggs one at a time, incorporating each one before adding the next. Mix in vanilla extract.
    3. Sift the cocoa, flour, cinnamon, pequin pepper, salt, and baking powder into a bowl. Sprinkle in any salt caught in the sifter. Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture, stirring to blend well, and pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan, and use parchment paper handles to remove the brownies for slicing.

    Directions

    • Prep20 m
    • Cook20 m
    • Ready In1 h 10 m
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 12×15-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving about 3 inches of paper overhanging 2 sides to use as handles.
    2. Place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and cook on Medium until the butter is about half melted, about 1 minute. Mash the butter with sugar until well combined, and stir in eggs one at a time, incorporating each one before adding the next. Mix in vanilla extract.
    3. Sift the cocoa, flour, cinnamon, pequin pepper, salt, and baking powder into a bowl. Sprinkle in any salt caught in the sifter. Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture, stirring to blend well, and pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan, and use parchment paper handles to remove the brownies for slicing.

      Footnotes

      • Cook’s Notes
      • If you can’t find ground pequin pepper, substitute ground cayenne pepper.
      • Partner Tip
      • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

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