Classic Fudge Chocolate Brownie Recipe

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Want to know a secret about this baker? I can not tell you the last time I ate a full piece of cake. Usually, I simply taste my creation and move on to the next project feeling a satisfaction knowing it i’ve created something delicious. However, put a pan of brownies in front of me and I will deeevooourrr the whole pan. I have a SERIOUS weakness for brownies. They are like kryptonite for this baker and as such I don’t make them very often, knowing my own weakness.

However, will the crisp air of fall rolling in i’ve been wanting to bake those hearty comfort treats we all love and enjoy. I decided to take my trusted brownie recipe i’ve been making for years and give it a makeover (there is always room for improvement, right?), and see if I could make it EVEN better. Last week, I pulled my newly revised recipe out of the oven and I was mostly satisfied with the flavor but I also knew they were good, not GREAT. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I ate four pieces from that pan but I knew they could be even better. So, I made another batch….changing a couple of things and after testing the second batch I was on a serious sugar rush. One would think I was able to resist eating more brownies…nope, not this girl! Finally, I made a few adjustments on the third batch and WOW!!

KRYPTONITE!! Before I knew it I had eaten half the pan and immediately knew I had a winner recipe and would not be making any more revisions. In fact, I dare say I will never make another base brownie recipe again! One thing is for certain, these brownies will not be made often for the sake of my waistline but as a special treat…..these are my new go to brownies and have a new page in my “homebaker’s bible”” recipe book. Not to mention, they can easily be made dairy free and/or gluten free to satisfy my circus simply by substituting in equal rations for GF flour blends and oil instead of butter! So, if you are looking for a delicious, moist, dense and fudge brownie recipe. Look no further!

Liberty Tabletop’s 360 Stainless Steel Baking Pan made these delicious brownies bake perfectly.

Liberty Tabletop’s 360 Stainless Steel Baking Pan made these delicious brownies bake perfectly.

People always ask me…Andrea, why do you give your recipes away? Are you nervous others will use your recipes for their own gain? My response is always the same. Recipes are meant to be shared. My entire goal is the hope that a mom or dad will make these in their kitchen instead of a box mix and feel the satisfaction knowing they created something with real ingredients for their family. Or a child will try this recipe and develop a love for cooking and baking. Or that someone who has never made a brownie before will search online and find mine to try. THAT is why I share my recipes. The pure joy for baking.

So, take this recipe, pin it for future use, tuck it into your recipe box and just know that when you make these delicious brownies….you wont be able to eat just one!

From my kitchen to yours,

Andrea

CLASSIC FUDGE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE RECIPE:

  • 1.25 C Unsalted Butter - melted (Dairy Free Substitution: 1.25 C. vegetable oil

  • 1 C. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (about 8 oz.) - melted

  • 1.75 C. granulated sugar

  • .25 C. Brown Sugar

  • 4 Large Eggs

  • 1 T. Pure Vanilla Extract

  • 1 C. All purpose flour (GF Substitution: King Arthur Measure to Measure flour)

  • 1.5 C. Cocoa Powder

  • 1/2 t. salt

  • 1/2 t. Baking Powder

Pre-heat oven to 325. Prepare and grease a 9 x 13 baking pan. Melt chocolate and butter together in a double boiler on the stove just until melted (the microwave will work as well at 30 second intervals mixing between until melted) set aside to cool slightly. Sift flour, cocoa, salt, ,baking powder and set aside. Place sugar and melted butter/chocolate in a mixer and mix until fully combined. Add vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time scraping the bowl with a spatula between each addition. Finally, add your dry ingredients and mix with a paddle attachment until fully mixed. Place the brownie batter in the baking pan and bake for 30 -35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the brownies cool on the counter for at least 30 minutes before cutting. This will probably be the longest 30 minutes of waiting then enjoy your special treat!

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