When the aroma of freshly baked chocolate brownies wafts through the house, my family comes running. They know that nothing beats the consistently perfect result of our ultimate gooey chocolate brownies recipe. Rich, dense, and gooey, they are enormously popular amongst chocolate lovers.
Straight from the oven, whilst still warm, they are at their best, but even days old these easy-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, family and friends can be enjoying fudgy, rich, gooey chocolate brownies. A melt in your mouth texture, they almost magically disappear from the pan, as everyone comes by and sneaks off a strip or a little corner, often before they are cut into squares.
Shopping for the ultimate gooey chocolate brownies ingredients
More good news, these easy-to-make brownies use everyday kitchen ingredients. If you bake, you most likely have all of the necessary ingredients in your cupboard already.
But just in case, you will need:
- cocoa powder
- vanilla essence
- baking powder
- mixing bowl
- baking pan
Take a deep breath 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).
- 3/4 cup butter (175 gm)
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (extract)
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) degrees
- Melt butter in a medium-size saucepan
- Add cocoa, stir until dissolved, then remove from heat
- Add sugar and vanilla to the saucepan, 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 20 squares
Pro-tip: Rather than using two mixing bowls (one for wet and the other for dry ingredients), we add all wet ingredients to the saucepan after melting the butter. This makes clean up a bit easier and doesn't waste any of the melted butter.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 199mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information is estimated and may fluctuate based on your ingredients and the size of your brownies.
Homemade chocolate brownie serving ideas
Personally, I am a purist and believe good brownies are best right out of the pan. I prefer to pick them up and enjoy as each bite melts in my mouth. However, I know I am not in the majority so I tried it out, and these brownies are also great dripping in chocolate sauce or a la mode.
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Brownies on the plate by Cindy Fernandez on Unsplash
Stack of brownies by Sheri Silver on Unsplash
Brownie with chocolate sauce by Marta Dzedyshko on Pexels
Brownie a la mode by Kobby Mendez on Unsplash
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