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.
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!
- 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
– 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.
– 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.
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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.
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.
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
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Outrageously Fudgy Brownies + Video
- 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!
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.
Recipe adapted from Ina Garten
Originally published December 2013. Updated and republished December 2020.
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Fudgy brownies with shiny tops? Outrageous alright!
Sounds like a Paula Deen recipe
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.
That is part of the ingredient list. Add 1 cup at first. Hope that helps. Enjoy!
Thank you Donna. It helps me. 🙂
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!!!
Glad you like them! Thanks for stopping by.
Can you melt on the stove top?
Set up a double boiler and melt chocolate.
Can you use pan spray instead of the butter and cocoa?
Yes! That would be good too. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.
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.
another brownie in my book is a bonus! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe xoxo
no unsweetened baking chocolate where I live. Can I substitute with baking cocoa?
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
can I substitute bittersweet chocolate with good quality dark chocolate?
Donna, do you know if expresso powder can be subbed for the instant coffee granules? Is so, how much? Thx!
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
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!
can you give smaller size ingredient measurements?
You simply cannot get a better brownie recipe. This was easy and absolutely great!