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Fudgy Chocolate Brownies Recipe

by Nick Makrides
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If you’re looking for a really Fudgy Chocolate Brownies Recipe these are simply divine! They’re rich in chocolate flavor, not overly sweet and fudgy! Plus, these are cocoa brownies, so they’re big on chocolate flavor.

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What makes a really good brownie?

Using the combination of cocoa and chocolate and butter instead of oil. It results in a chewy brownie that is rich and not overly sweet!

How to make them more gooey!

These bake for 25 minutes but you can bake them for 5 minutes or even 10 minutes less for an extra gooey brownie.

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My fave thing about these Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

I absolutely adore how easy these are to make. There are only a few simple ingredients that go together to make up these brownies. There’s no baking powder or bicarb soda in them which results in a super fudgy brownie. If that’s your thing, then this is the recipe for you!

What do they taste like?

So chocolatey! Other chocolate brownies recipes use only melted chocolate. This has the addition of unsweetened cocoa powder which really intensifies the chocolate flavor! I’m susceptible to a cocoa-ey brownies as opposed to one that’s too sweet.

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Can I add things to this recipe?

Yeah, you can! You can add:

  • White chocolate chips for a nice contrasty look and creamy chocolate flavor!
  • Nuts! Walnuts or even pecans would go well in this recipe!
  • Candies like m&m’s and anything you can think of.
  • Coconut
  • Dried fruit
  • Peanut butter swirls
It’s really up to your imagination!

What are the ingredients I need?

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Brown sugar – this helps make the brownies chewy. Light or dark is fine. Both will work.

Sugar – I used caster sugar, also known as superfine sugar, but granulated sugar also works.

Butter – I used salted butter because this recipe doesn’t have added salt in it. If you only have unsalted butter you can add 1 tsp

Dark Chocolate – I used chocolate chunks meant for baking. In hindsight it might have been better to use chop my own dark cooking chocolate because the chocolate I used kind of bubbled. Cooking chocolate is guaranteed to just melt, look glossy and gooey.

Eggs – I used large eggs. The addition of an egg yolk helps make these chewy and rich!

All-purpose flour – also known as plain flour.

Cocoa powder – I used unsweetened cocoa powder.

Vanilla Extract – Always use good quality vanilla extract when baking, it makes a huge difference. I have a great recipe here for it if you’d like to try your own!

Making these Fudgy Chocolate Brownies is really easy!

  1. Combine both sugars in a bowl. Add the chocolate and butter together. Microwave them together for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until smooth. There’ll be some sugar granules.
  2. The rest is easy! Add the remaining ingredients and mix using a whisk. Transfer to a square baking tray and bake for 25 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool and then use a large knife to cut up! Serve them warm with ice cream for an extra indulgent experience.

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My top tips for making this Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Recipe!

  • Don’t overbake your brownies. They just turn into rocks.
  • The centre continues to bake once they come out of the oven so even though it may not look cooked, it will be.
  • Measure your flour correctly! The amount used in this recipe is exactly the right amount to get that fudgy goodness!
  • You can add chopped chocolate or chocolate chips. Make sure it’s cooking chocolate either way though.
  • This batter is thick, so use a spatula to spread it out to the corners of the baking tray before baking.
  • Line your baking tray with baking paper for easy removal once the brownies have baked and cooled.
  • Make sure you measure all of your ingredients out before you begin baking these brownies to make sure it all goes smoothly and easily!

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Fudgy Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Serves 9

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


Ultimate Chocolate Brownies

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk see notes
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


Ultimate Chocolate Brownies

  • Preheat your oven to 170C / 350F. Spray a 8x8 (20cm) square baking tin with oil spray and line the bottom and sides with baking paper.
  • Add the brown sugar, white sugar, butter and chopped chocolate to a heatproof bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Use a whisk to stir each time until melted and smooth. Add the eggs and egg yolk and whisk to combine, Then add the flour, cocoa powder and vanilla extract and mix.
  • Pour into your prepared baking tin and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool down completely before slicing.


These brownies can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days. You can even freeze them. They don’t freeze solid, they just get super chewie. So delicious!
Why the egg yolk?
So the egg yolk helps make these brownies richer and chewy. It’s a remarkable thing and works with cookie recipes too!
How to stop your baking paper from sticking to the sticky brownie batter as it bakes
It’s simple! Just use little metal clips. I bought mine from amazon. But you can find them anywhere. Just make sure they’re not coated in paint. The plain shiny metals ones are best.


Calories : 345kcal
Carbonhydrates: 46g
Protein: 4g
Fat: 17g
Saturated Fat: 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 3g
Trans Fat : 1g
Cholesterol: 88mg
Sodium: 113mg
Potassium : 83mg
Fiber: 2g
Sugar : 36g
Vitamin A: 440IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Calcium: 49mg
Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclosure

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Lexi April 23, 2022 - 9:56 pm

Hey! I think you forgot to include eggs in the steps!

Nick Makrides April 26, 2022 - 12:02 pm

Yep just fixed it, thanks for letting me know! N x

HASMITA April 24, 2022 - 5:20 am

5 stars
please advise what can i substitute for eggs when baking any cakes or browmies.
thank you 🙂

Nick Makrides April 26, 2022 - 12:31 pm

Hi Hasmita! Unfortunately, for this recipe it must be eggs. Would you like to see me make and eggless brownie recipe? N x


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