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Lenten cookbook

Chewy brownies


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unpacked brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Tbsp unpacked brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp table salt
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ tsp vinegar, cider
  • 1 ½ tsp margarine, melted
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In a second bowl stir together remaining ingredients. Pour water mixture over flour mixture and stir until batter is smooth.
  3. Pour into a nonstick 12-hole muffin tin coated with cooking spray, filling until half full. Bake until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven. Let sit 5 minutes, then turn out onto rack to completely cool.