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Spicy Brownies

Spicy Brownies

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  • Yield: 24 brownies
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Bake 25 mins

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  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup The Spice House Natural Process Cocoa Powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 -4 teaspoons The Spice House Ground Korintje or China Tunghing Cassia Cinnamon or ground cinnamon
  • 1 -2 teaspoons The Spice House Freshly Ground Spanish Anise Seed (see note) or ground anise
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon The Spice House Ground Cayenne Pepper or cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup cooking oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon The Spice House Pure Madagascar "Bourbon Islands" Single Strength Vanilla Extract or vanilla


  1. Line a 13x9x2-inch pan with foil; lightly grease foil. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, ground anise, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper. In a medium bowl whisk together oil, eggs and vanilla; add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon just until combined. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  2. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. (Edges will be firm and center set.) Cool in pan on a wire rack. Lift up on foil to remove brownies. Cut into bars to serve. Makes 24 brownies.


  • To get 1 to 2 teaspoons freshly ground anise, place 3/4 to 1-1/2 teaspoons of whole anise seeds in a spice grinder or coffee grinder. Grind to a fine powder. Mixture will fluff up when ground.

Nutrition Facts

(Spicy Brownies)

cal. (kcal) 163, sodium (mg) 119, fiber (g) 1, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 35, pro. (g) 2, carb. (g) 22

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