Friday, March 14, 2008

I'm addicted to chocohol

After this week's pizza and teriyaki posts, I thought it was time to rock the choc up in here. These rich, cakey brownies aren't as chewy as some, but your brain will be so busy being stimulated by chocolate that it probably won't even notice.

Double dark chocolate vegan brownies

1 3/4 c. flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. fancy cocoa
1 t. baking soda
1/3 c. oil
1/3 c. applesauce

For the frosting:
1/4 c. soy margarine
scant 1/4 c. non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. fancy cocoa

Preheat oven to 350. Make the batter by mixing the dry ingredients, then adding the oil and applesauce. Pour into a baking pan and bake for about 20-30 minutes. (Just check it a lot. You would not believe how different oven temperatures can be. Just take the pan out when a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out with just a couple of crumbs on it... if it comes out totally clean, your brownies might be a little dry.)

Make the frosting by melting together the soy margarine and shortening. Place the brown sugar, powdered sugar, and cocoa in a mixing bowl, add the melted mixture, and whip it all together. When the brownies are cool, frost and cut into squares.

P. S. Have you seen the episode of "The Simpsons" that this post's title references? Homer gets a giant SUV and, beginning to indulge his road rage, is forced to admit that he is a rageaholic. "I'm addicted to rageahol," he laments.


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