We call them "whole" because the ingredients are just that. No additives or preservatives.
I'm not saying they're fat free. Or carb free. Or gluten free. They're just "extras" free. And by "extras" I mean things with long complicated names our bodies don't really need to function.
And so I give you our favorite....
2 sticks butter (butter, folks...not margarine)
1 1/4 c sugar
(soften the butter and whip this together)
1t baking powder
1 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa
(add to the other ingredients and whip)
2 squares of unsweetened chocolate which have been softened
(whip it. whip it good.)
1 1/4 c unbleached flour
Spread into 9x13 which has been lightly greased. Bake in a 350 oven for about 30 minutes.
I'm no food photographer so trust me - the photo does not do the food justice! Our version is a bit cake-like. to get a gooey version eliminate an egg (or two).