Cashew Brownies

Cashew Brownies

These brownies were so good!  I can’t get over it.  The secret ingredient is cashews.  Okay, so it’s not really a secret ingredient since the brownies are called cashew brownies.  Do you love cashews as much I do?  It’s why I order cashew chicken… it’s more for the cashews – not the chicken.  Ugh now I want cashew chicken.

I can’t decide if cashews or pecans are my favorite nut.  This is a very important question to ponder.
Anyway, so the brownies are made with basic brownie ingredients (melted chocolate, cocoa powder, flour, sugar, brown sugar, butter, oil, chocolate chips) + finely ground cashews.  And there’s toasted cashews and melted chocolate on top.  I wish I had caramel sauce to put on top, too.


I’m surprised these pictures turned out well.  I’m having trouble with the lighting in my new home.  I’ve been taking pictures on the back porch, but it doesn’t ever seem bright enough there.  The neighbors are always out there and I feel like such a weirdo.

So, you could make these brownies for your mom for mother’s day, but I don’t know.  They’re not very mom-like.  Whatever.  I bet my mom would like them.  She’s awesome.

Are you doing anything fun this weekend?  I’m going home with Ericcakes to see our families.  It should be fun.  I better get going because I still have to pack, and I have to take pictures of a few things I’ve made over the past few days.  Lots of baking going on this week.


Cashew Brownies

1 cup all purpose flour (120 grams)
5 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup finely ground cashews (should be powdery – not a paste)
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Caramel sauce (optional)
Melted chocolate or hot fudge (optional)
1/3 cup roasted salted cashew halves

Heat oven to 350 degree F.  Coat an 8×8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Whisk in cashew powder until combined.  In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, oil, sugar and brown sugar until well combined and creamy – about 1 minute.  Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.  Stir in flour mixture, alternating with milk, until just combined.  Stir in chocolate chips until combined.

Spread batter into prepared pan.  Bake 25 minutes, or until well risen and set.  Top brownies with caramel, chocolate, and cashews.  Cool before slicing.

Makes 12 brownies

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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