Homemade Brownies

Homemade Brownies

These homemade brownies are hands down the best brownies you will ever have the pleasure to eat. They are fudgey and gooey and chocolaty and moist and chewy . . . absolute divine perfection.

Although I also make homemade brownies with melted chocolate, these are made with unsweetened cocoa powder which gives them a deeper, more concentrated chocolate flavor. I have yet to meet someone who does not fall in love with these as soon as they take their first bite.

Make sure to cool down the melted butter before you add it to the beaten eggs or they will scramble.

Perhaps the only downside to these is that you have to wait for a minimum of 3 hours for them to be completely cooled down. Otherwise you will miss out by eating a cakey brownie.

This is what you are going to need for these delectable homemade brownies:

Makes 16
4 eggs at room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup melted unsalted butter — cooled down
1 ¼ cups unsweetened cocoa –sifted
½ cup flour – sifted
1 tsp. salt

Heat oven to 300 degrees F and prep an 8×8 inch square brownie pan by buttering and flouring it.

Mix the sifted flour, cocoa and salt in a bowl.

Place the eggs in a bowl and beat until they are pale – about 3 minutes. Add the sugar and mix. Add the vanilla and butter and mix. Do not over beat, just mix it. Add the flour and cocoa and mix. Again, do not over beat, just mix it.

Pour the batter into the pan and place it in the oven. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool down completely – about 3 hours.

Once the brownies are completely cooled, cut them into squares. Serve and enjoy!

CALORIES 247.95; FAT 13.48 grs (sat 8.11; mono 3.77; poly 0.64); PROTEIN 3.42 grs ; FIBER 2.34 grs; CARBS 32.26 grs; CHOLESTEROL 74.28 mg; IRON 1.35 mg; SODIUM 166.19 mg; CALCIUM 19.65 mg

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

43 Comments

  • March 25, 2013

    Ali Haseeb

    Wow! great! Magnificent great dishes

  • March 25, 2013

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Ali!
    Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by! I am happy you like my recipes!
    Mary Ann

  • January 12, 2014

    ann

    Thank you thank you Chef!!! i really love your recipe (cocoa brownie) sooo moist and chewy never changes even after you put in the fridge overnight! thumbs up for this 🙂 thank you God Bless

  • January 12, 2014

    theFrugalChef

    Ann!
    You are more than welcome! This is one of my very favorite recipes. I love these brownies! I am very happy these work so well for you as well.
    Thank you very much for stopping by and letting me know. Have a great week!
    Mary Ann

  • January 14, 2014

    Peter E

    What size pan would you recommend? Picture looks like an 8×8 pan?

  • January 15, 2014

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Peter!
    That is a 9×9 pan. I actually went and measured it to make sure!:) Thanks for stopping by. I hope you make these and love them as much as we all do! Have a great 2014!
    Mary Ann

  • April 25, 2014

    Josh

    Hello, would you recommend chocolate to be added to this recipe? Or is cocoa enough?
    Thanks, Josh

  • April 27, 2014

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Josh!
    Please do not add any chocolate to this recipe. The cocoa is enough. You will end up with delicious brownies! remember to let them cool down completely before you cut them. Thanks!
    Mary Ann

  • June 3, 2014

    Lewhat

    Hi my name is Lewhat I am 13 and these are the best brownies I have ever tasted. I made them with my mom and I just fell in love with them… Thank you thank you thank you!

  • June 3, 2014

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Lewhat!
    I am so happy to hear this! Thank you for letting me know. I really appreciate it!
    Mary Ann

  • August 6, 2014

    Nidhi

    Hiii…would you mind putting in the link of the recipe that uses melted chocolate please 🙂 btw the brownie looks delicious..thank you..

  • August 10, 2014

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Nidhi!
    I was certain I had posed this already. I will make the video this week and let you know. Thank you!
    Mary Ann

  • August 28, 2014

    Sharon Az

    Hi Chef. I just tried your brownies in a 8×8 for about 50 minutes or so. The top layer and its sides are a little hard when i took it out frm the oven. as it cools down, it got even harder.But the the inside is just purfect. What could hv gone wrong? Do i need a 9×9 pan instead? Pls help.

  • September 2, 2014

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Sharon!
    I believe that the problem is the oven temp. All ovens are different and sometimes even though you have it at the temp you want they can be too hot. Perhaps next time you bake them at a slightly lower temp? I hope that works for you. Thank you very much!
    Mary Ann

  • November 24, 2014

    Linda

    hi just wanted to say these are the best brownies ever my family loves them
    Thank you

  • November 26, 2014

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Linda!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know. I really appreciate it. We all love these as well!
    Mary Ann

  • January 22, 2015

    Prachi Singh

    Hi Mary Ann,
    I saw the video of this recipe and it looks really good and simple. I intend to make these brownies today but I have 2 questions if you could please answer them for me.

    1. Can I use Vanilla essence instead of Vanilla extract as I can’t seem to get it here easily. Also how many teaspoons do I need to put of the same.

    2. Do I need to bake the brownies at 300 degrees F. I usually bake at 180 -200 degrees.
    Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

  • January 22, 2015

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Prachi!
    Thanks for the message. You can go ahead and use vanilla essence. No problem. Use the same quantity. As for the temp these actually do cook at a very low heat 300 F (148 C) but if you want to cook them at a higher one make sure you check them earlier. They will cook faster.

    I appreciate you stopping by and hope these come out perfect for you. I hope this is not too late but I live in the South Pacific and it is only 7 am of Friday over here! Take care!

    Mary Ann

  • January 23, 2015

    Prachi Singh

    Thanks for a quick reply. I really appreciate that you take time out to interact will all those who want to try out your recipe. I am just heading into my kitchen to try out the brownies. I hope I am able to do justice to them. Will keep you posted on how they turned out.

  • January 25, 2015

    Prachi Singh

    Hi Mary Ann,

    I tried out the brownies yesterday and they were awesome. My kids and hubby just loved it. I am definitely gonna be making them again. Thank you once again for sharing the recipe.

    Prachi

  • January 25, 2015

    theFrugalChef

    Yay! I am so happy to hear they worked out for you Prachi! Thank you for letting me know. Have a great week!
    Mary Ann

  • January 28, 2015

    zarin i aarif

    hi…your brownies look just yum…aren’t you using any baking pwd. or soda in the recipe

  • January 28, 2015

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Zarin!
    No. You do not need baking powder or baking soda for this recipe. The brownies will be perfect. Thanks for stopping by!
    Mary Ann

  • January 29, 2015

    Kelly Cowan

    Hi I live in Northern Ireland, and I am looking to know if you could give me the quantities in ounces please. My 12 year old son loves to bake with his father, and our scales work with pounds and ounces. Thank you in advance x

  • January 29, 2015

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Kelly!
    Thank you for stopping by! Here is a link to a site that converts cups to ounces. I hope it helps! http://www.metric-conversions.org/volume/cups-to-ounces.htm
    Take care and happy baking!
    Mary Ann

  • March 23, 2015

    rechil advani

    Hi I’m so amaze while reading all tje comments..I try this tomorrow I think this is d best brownies I watched.

  • March 24, 2015

    theFrugalChef

    Thank you Rechil! I hope these come out perfect for you.

    Mary Ann

  • May 13, 2015

    Lailatul Haqqiyah

    Good Morning..
    Nice to know you..
    First time I watched your brownies homemade video, I think soo WOW, I like this one
    And I want to make blog, soo May I post your recipe in Indonesian Language? I will add your video url and this recipe url on my blog ..^^..

  • May 14, 2015

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Lailatul,
    Thank you for the message. Yes. You can use my brownie recipe on your website as long as you link it to mine. Take care!
    Mary Ann

  • October 3, 2015

    William Burnett

    Haven’t made them yet but had 1 question. My girlfriend’s sister was just recently diagnosed with cancer and has now completed 2 chemo treatments and has gotten a marijuana prescription but isn’t supposed to smoke it so I was wondering if I could drop the temp to @250 and cook them longer and get similar results. You probably won’t get this before they go in the oven but would be more than happy to let you know the outcome since this cancer thing gets bigger every day. Thanks in advance for your time and effort.

  • October 4, 2015

    mary ann allen

    Hi William!
    I am sorry to hear about your girlfriend’s sister. I hope she is doing better. I honestly have no idea how this would work and would love to hear about the outcome. Thank you so much for stopping by!
    Mary Ann

  • October 12, 2015

    Fatema

    The brownie I made did not rise….it was flat…Please Guide.

  • October 12, 2015

    mary ann allen

    Hi Fatema!
    My guess is that you did not beat the eggs long enough. This recipe requires no baking powder or soda because the eggs work as a leavening agent. You have to beat them for at least three minutes. Another thing that could have happened is that you used a pan that is too large. Sorry this did not work for you. I hope you give them another chance as they are absolutely perfect. Thank you!
    Mary Ann

  • November 30, 2015

    Rachelle

    Hi! These brownies look divine! Was wondering if I could use all purpose flour for this recipe or does the type of flour even matter. Thanks!

  • December 2, 2015

    mary ann allen

    Hi Rachelle!
    All-purpose flour is perfect for this recipe! I hope you make these. They are perfect! Thanks for stopping by!
    Mary Ann

  • April 4, 2016

    Pallavi

    Can you please, please tell the measurement in grams? Dying to make these!!! Not sure how to measure in cups, by scooping or spooning.

  • April 5, 2016

    mary ann allen

    Hi Pallavi!
    I will try and do this for you. Unfortunately, I am very busy at the moment. However, here is a page with substitutions for you if you would like to do it yourself. Thank you!
    http://thefrugalchef.com/2014/01/how-many-grams-in-a-cup/
    Mary Ann

  • April 27, 2016

    Chado

    Hello there Mary Ann!
    How long do I have to preheat my oven ? 🙂

  • April 27, 2016

    mary ann allen

    Hi there!
    15 t0 20 minutes should be just fine! Thank you for stopping by!
    Mary Ann

  • May 14, 2016

    Suzanne

    Hi the video is a great idea

    Where can I find the melted chocolate recipe

    Thanks

  • May 17, 2016

    mary ann allen

    Hi Suzanne!

    Thank you for stopping by! Here is what you are looking for – http://thefrugalchef.com/2015/02/brownies-from-scratch/

    Take care!

  • August 1, 2016

    May

    Can i put nuts on the top?

  • August 1, 2016

    mary ann allen

    Yes you can! Thank you May!

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