Outrageously Fudgy Brownies + Video

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Homemade Fudgy Brownies are ultra chocolaty, outrageously delicious, and loaded with chewy goodness! This recipe makes the perfect dessert for any occasion.

This is absolutely the best fudgy brownie recipe you’ll ever make! It’s one of our most requested desserts and every chocolate lover’s dream. 

fudgy brownies stacked


Homemade Fudgy Brownies

Not only is this fudgy brownie recipe great for parties and bake sales, but chocolate chips in brownies make the perfect homemade gift for the holiday season!

Pair them with other baked goods like Pecan Pie Bars or Lemon Bars to make a delicious treat basket to share.

Or, make Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies with nutty brown butter frosting for a little extra kick!


Watch the video to see how easy it is to make the perfect brownies!

ingredients in glass bowls on table

Recipe Tips

  • Don’t Overbake
    – Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center. As soon
    as it comes out clean, remove the pan from the oven since the brownies
    will continue to bake as they cool.
  • Mix By Hand – Using an electric mixer will add too much air to the batter, causing them to come out tough and dry.
  • Add Toppings
    – Make the dessert even more decadent by sprinkling more chocolate
    chips on top of the batter before baking. You could even crumble your
    favorite candy bar over the top once they’re done for added flavor and

Ingredients for Fudgy Brownies

  • Butter
    – Using unsalted allows you to control how much salt goes into the
    recipe. If salted butter is all you have on hand, omit the extra salt.
  • Chocolate
    – I like to use a blend of semisweet chips and bittersweet chunks, but
    milk chocolate would work as well. Still use a blend of two different
    chocolates for the best flavor.
  • Instant Coffee
    – If you don’t like the flavor of coffee, don’t worry! This just helps
    bring out the richness of the chocolate. Be sure to choose one without
    any added flavoring.
all ingredients for fudgy brownies in bowl

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chocolate mixture in bowl

Storage and Freezing

Cut and store brownie squares in an airtight container, or wrap them
well with plastic wrap. They’ll stay fresh for a few days at room
temperature, or up to a week in the refrigerator.

You can also freeze individual squares or a full pan for up to 3 months.
Thaw on the counter until softened, or warm individual slices in the
microwave for 15-second increments at half power.

chocolate mixture in bowl

Fudgy Brownie Recipe FAQ

How do I melt chocolate using the stovetop?

Use a double boiler, or make your own, by placing a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water.

The bowl needs to be large enough to rest securely over the pot. This is
because the chocolate will seize if any water or condensation gets into

Also, make sure to keep the water at a low simmer, because chocolate will burn and take on a bitter flavor if it gets too hot.

chocolate mixture of ingredients with whisk

Can I use cooking spray instead of butter?

Yes, any cooking or baking spray can be used instead. Just know that
baking spray may create a white powdery appearance on the outside of
your dessert.

outrageous fudgy brownie in glass pan


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Outrageously Fudgy Brownies + Video

Donna Elick
Fudgy Brownies from scratch are ultra chocolaty, outrageously delicious, and loaded with chewy goodness!
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 24 or 48 small brownies


  • 1 pound unsalted butter, 4 sticks
  • 28 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, divided (1 pound + 12 ounces)
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • unsweetened cocoa, to dust pan


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter a 12 x 18 x 2-inch baking pan and dust with cocoa (this keeps the brownies from having a white powdery appearance)
  • Melt together the butter, 1 pound of chocolate chips, and the bittersweet chocolate in a microwave safe medium bowl. Heat in 30 second increments until melted. Stir between each heating. Allow to cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, stir (do not beat) together the eggs, coffee granules, vanilla, and sugar. Stir the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Add 1 cup flour, baking powder and salt to a sieve and sift into chocolate mixture.
  • Toss the remaining 12 ounces of chocolate chips with 1/4 cup of flour. Add them to the chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Half way in between cooking time; rap the baking sheet against the oven shelf to force the air to escape from between the pan and the brownie dough. Use care not to overbake! Allow brownies to cool thoroughly, cut into 48 brownie squares.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Donna’s Notes

You can also cook this recipe in (2) 9×13 pans. Or bake one 9×13 and halve the recipe if you like.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 489cal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 177mg | Sugar: 34g | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Recipe adapted from Ina Garten

outrageous fudgy brownies

Originally published December 2013. Updated and republished December 2020.

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  1. The 1/4 cup flour used with the 12 oz. chocolate chips, is that in addition to the 1 1/4 cups called for or is it the 1/4 cup?
    Sorry if it's a dumb question, just want to get it right.
    I can't wait to make them.
    Happy Holidays

  2. Made several times, took me an hour to make it first time, had to keep rewinding TiVo while Ina breezed along like it was no big deal, made a huge mess of my kitchen but in the end, coworkers devoured the whole huge pan in minutes!!! Since then, I've made them several times and it's become easier and easier and quicker too, it's just way too expensive with the amount of stuff but I never managed to halve the recipe; it's surely the best tasting brownies ever!!!

  3. I made these brownies and they were fabulous. When I went to cut them, I found huge hunks missing. It seems my kids, grandkids and daughter in law decided to to "taste". We wound up putting the cooled pan on the table and just cutting out chunks.

    1. I have not tested baking cocoa. So I can not say how it would work. Where do you live? In the baking aisle near the chocolate chips you will find all sorts of baking chocolate bars. Look for one that says unsweetened. Or you can pick it up here: http://amzn.to/1Rxn7hd

  4. Hi! I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I want to prepared a Layer Cake with at least three or four cakes with an 8" round pan. Do you think this quantity should be enough to make four cakes? Thank you

    1. This is a BROWNIE recipe not a cake recipe. They are the complete opposite of a cake. If you want variety in your desserts instead of all cakes, this could be an option. Just Google what you're wanting to do (cakes), double check serving size and how many your pan serves and go from there in deciding what you want to do………Good Luck!

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