I have talked about this before, but I am trying to get my family to eat better. Part of this quest is using more of my own homemade mixes in my everyday cooking. Today’s triumph is the homemade brownie mix. Last week I made Homemade Taco Seasoning to much success. And coming will be an all-purpose mix, sloppy joe mix, and cake mix. I do not post recipes I have not tried and so I was happy to test this recipe out for you all.
My Homemade Mix Containers
It took me awhile to figure out and find what I wanted to house my homemade brownie mix and all my mixes. I like everything to line up and look the same. I admit I have OCD and I am okay with that. So I settled on two different types. Then it was how will it be labeled? I am the type that will throw it all out and start over to make it all look uniform. So here is my final product.
Homemade Brownie Mix
- 8 cups sugar
- 6 cups unbleached flour
- 2 cups cocoa powder
- 1 ½ tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon salt
This recipe will make about 8 batches of brownies and it all fit in a one gallon container. I mix my homemade brownie mix and all my big mixes in a dishwashing tub from the Dollar Tree.
It’s best to use a whisk to make sure everything is blended well. Before “mix” day, I usually go to Sam’s or Walmart and buy my product in bulk. Not only does it save money, but I am also able to make sure that we will be eating food with no preservatives.
How to Use Your Homemade Brownie Mix
So now your thinking, how do I use my homemade brownie mix. Well here you go. I searched the internet all over when I started my “mix” conquest. Some things I have made up, some things are a combination of several recipes. But my homemade brownie mix is straight from a blogger who I worship. Her blog was Heart Hands Home but she no longer posts. Not only are her recipes amazing and right on, but for her mixes she provided alternatives to her mixes so her homemade brownie mix will make brownies and a scrumptious Texas Sheet Cake. My mom has a recipe she has been using for years to make a Texas Sheet Cake but it calls for buttermilk and that is something I never have on hand for a last minute sweet tooth craving.
- 2 ¼ cups brownie mix
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 Grease an 8×8 pan Mix all ingredients and beat lightly (or will make a cake like texture) Bake in oven 30-35 minutes
Additional add on options: ½ cup chopped nuts ½ cup chocolate chips
Additional topping suggestions: marshmallows, butterfingers crushed, other chocolate candies crushes or chopped, chocolate chips
Texas Sheet Cake
- 4 cups brownie mix
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Grease sheet cake pan. Put mix in bowl. On stove in saucepan, bring vegetable oil, water, and sour cream to a boil. Add to mix. Stir in eggs, vanilla, and baking soda. Pour batter into cake sheet pan. Bake 20-25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. While baking, prepare frosting and pour over cake while hot.
Texas Sheet Cake Frosting
- ½ cup evaporated milk
- ½ cup butter
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 3 cups powder sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Directions: Mix well and pour over hot cake
I have to tell you this cake turned out so well. I was afraid I would be tempted to eat it all. Plexus is wonderful and I consider it my miracle drink, but I think if I were to eat the whole cake, all the Plexus Slim in the world could not keep me from gaining weight. So to prevent me from devouring the cake, I took it to work to share with my co-workers. It was just about all gone so I assume they liked it too.
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