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High Altitude Brownie Recipe

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I may have said it before that I love to bake. When we lived in Florida at seal level baking was easy. Moving to Mexico City where the altitude is 7500ft above sea level has really make baking a challenge for me! I found this recipe at and it worked really well for us. I think these are the first brownies that I have made here that have not sunk in the middle or been undercooked! Here is the recipe:

High Altitude Brownies

* 7/8 cup all-purpose flour (1 cup minus 2 Tablespoons)
* 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 3/4 cup butter, melted
* 1 1/2 cups white sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 3 eggs
* 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional – I added them and I don’t think they are optional!)
* 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch square baking dish.
2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a separate bowl, stir together the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla. Mix in the eggs. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients just until blended. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans if using. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.
3. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan and the top appears dry, 35 to 40 minutes. I had to bake them about 45 minutes but that could have been my oven.

Not sure how they will work at lower altitudes but we are happy we have a good brownie recipe and I usually have the ingredients in the house. Let me know what altitude you are at and how they work for you!

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Tuesday 5th of January 2010

I'm looking for a receipt for Blondie Brownies that I can make at High Altitude. Do you know of any?

Ranee Owenby

Saturday 14th of November 2009

Where do you live in Mexico City? I also live in MC and my brownies are always terrible. I am able to make everything else ok.

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