An Easy Chocolate Brownie Recipe that Produces the Best Brownies Every Time
I Love Fudgy Chocolate Brownies!
The aroma of chocolate brownies baking in the oven fills the house and my family comes running. Like me, they know that nothing is beats the consistently perfect result of my chocolate brownie recipe. Straight from the oven whilst still warm and slightly gooey, they are at their best; but even days old these simple to make brownies are better than any other we have tried.
What was once reserved only for special occasions is now an anytime treat. In less than an hour from concept, we can be enjoying fudgy, rich, gooey chocolate brownies. They melt in our mouth and almost magically disappear from the pan, as everyone comes by and sneaks off a strip or a little corner.
Are you wondering the secret to creating perfect chocolate brownies every time?
It's easy, simply follow the Recipe: (I know what you are thinking, it's not much of secret, but this recipe is perfected, so simply follow it to get the gooey, chocolate brownies that I have become known for making - every time.)
Shopping for the Ingredients
Here is the best part: If you bake, you probably already have all the necessary ingredients in your cupboard to follow this recipe, as these brownies are made from basic baking ingredients.
- On the baking shelf I will find: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and vanilla essence.
- In the refrigerator I always have butter and eggs.
Take a Deep Breathe and Maybe You can Smell the Chocolatey Goodness
These Chocolate Brownies are so Easy my Kids have been Making Them Since age 10
(with supervision at the stove and oven).
Super Easy Chocolate Brownie Recipe
*Remember to supervise children when they are melting the butter or working with hot ingredients.
- Prep time: 15 min
- Cook time: 25 min
- Ready in: 40 min
- Yields: 20 large or 24 small
Ingredients List for Super Easy Chocolate Brownies
- 3/4 cup butter (175 gm)
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence (extract)
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350F (180C) degrees
- Melt butter in medium size sauce pan
- Add cocoa, stir until dissolved, then remove from heat
- Add sugar and vanilla to sauce pan, stir
- Mix in eggs one at a time
- Stir in remaining ingredients
- Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and bake for 25 minutes
- Cool completely before cutting into squares
Cooking Tip To Make Clean Up Easier:
After we melt the butter, we use the pot as our mixing bowl. Without the added mixing bowl, clean up is quicker. Plus we don't loose any of the butter.
Did You Know They Make Special Brownie Pans?
This was a big surprise to me. Personally, I prefer to eat the brownies from the center of the pan, the ones that are a bit gooey as they have no solid edges. Therefore, I prefer a use a traditional rectangular pan. However the rest of the family loves the edges (which I think is what most people prefer).
If you need uniform brownies (or other treats) this would be the easy way to get them. The divider is a separate piece added after the batter.
This pan is a bit of a compromise. I visualize cutting four per row, so there will be a few with two edges that are still soft and gooey the way I like them, along with more corners and crisp defined edges for everyone else.
Do you prefer fudgy, gooey brownies or ones that are light and cake like? - (the recipe on this page produces the more solid, fudge like style).
Do you prefer fudgy, gooey brownies or ones that are light and cake like?
How Do You Eat Your Brownies? - Plain or With Ice Cream?
I think a really good gooey fudge brownie is a stand alone treat. My kids think it is a better treat with ice cream (and hot fudge sauce). Here’s your chance to tell us what you think. There are no right or wrong answers, just opinions.
Should brownies be served as is, or topped with ice cream and hot fudge?
As Is with no toppings
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Looking for a bit of variety? Check out this Brownie Cookbook
I love the brownie recipe on this page so much, I have never needed more. However, should that change, this is the five-star rated brownie cookbook I think I would select. Written by an actual pastry chef, and award the top rating at Amazon, I can admit, it was the photo on the front cover that really called to me.
Are you going to try this chocolate brownie recipe?
© 2009 Rhonda Albom