These homemade chocolate fudge brownies are delicious and so easy to make.  It takes only 10 minutes to prepare these from scratch, soft and moist brownies with the crackly top!

Stacked Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Today I am sharing my deliciously rich, fudgy brownie recipe.   The steps are very simple that once you make this yummy recipe, you‘ll want to make it over and over again.

As usual, I’ll try to give answers to questions that you may have and we will continue with the recipe.

Let’s start!

What Makes Brownies Fudgy?

Low amount of flour and higher amount of butter makes these brownies fudgy. Mixing sugar and eggs just to combine-not overmixing also creates fudgy brownies.  Besides all, you shouldn’t overbake the brownies, there should be wet crumbs when you insert a toothpick.

A hand is holding a chocolate fudge brownie

The Ingredients For Brownies

  • All-purpose flour- I use a little amount of flour to make these brownies fudgy, just enough amount to give a structure
  • Granulated sugar- gives moisture  
  • Butter-adds moisture and richness
  • Eggs-give structure and richness
  • Chocolate– I use both roughly chopped chocolate that I melt with butter and chocolate chunks that I fold into the batter, they both make these brownies rich
  • Vanillaenriches the flavor

Chopped chocolate and sharp knife on a wooden chopping board.

How to Make Brownies with a Shiny, Crackly Crust

After mixing the eggs and sugar, adding the melted butter-chocolate mixture will give you a shiny, crackly crust.

How to Cut Brownies

Once cooled, remove the brownies from the dish with the parchment paper.  Run a sharp knife over warm water.  Wipe the knife and start to cut.  Wipe the knife and run under warm water as needed between the stages.

Brownies on a white surface

How Long Do Brownies Last?

You can keep in an airtight container up to 3 days at room temperature or up to a week in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer.

They become chewy as you keep them in the fridge.  Let them cool for 10 minutes at room temperature before eating.  They’ll be yummy.

How to Freeze Brownies

If you want to make brownies ahead, let the brownies totally cool at room temperature and don’t cut into pieces.   Next, cover the brownie with a plastic film and then cover with an aluminum foil/plastic bag. Let it thaw at room temperature for a couple of hours.  Finally cut into pieces and enjoy!

Stacked Fudgy Brownies

How to Make Fudgy Brownies

First I melt the butter halfway over medium heat and then remove from the heat and stir with a spoon till totally melts.  This ensures that butter is not too hot or boiling as I mix in the chopped chocolate next. But if you like you can just completely melt the butter but make sure it is not too hot when mixing with chocolate.

Step by Step Pictures of Brownie Batter: Butter in a pan with a pink spoon spatula.

Next, I add the chopped chocolate into the butter and stir with my spatula.  It may take up to 20-30 seconds until all the chocolate melts. I stir until there are no chocolate pieces and they all combined well.

Step by Step Pictures of Brownie Batter: Chopped chocolate is added into the melted butter. Mixture of butter and chocolate in a pan with a pink spoon spatula

Then I place the sugar and eggs into a large bowl and stir until they are just combined for almost 20-30 seconds.  I don’t over mix which is the secret of fudgy brownies instead of cakey ones. Later I mix in the vanilla.

Step by Step Pictures of Brownie Batter: Sugar and eggs in a bowl with a whisk, vanilla is added into the mixture.

I pour the butter-chocolate mixture into the sugar mixture and mix until combined, not overmix.  

Step by Step Pictures of Brownie Batter: Butter-chocolate mixture is added into the egg mixture

Then I add the flour and gently stir with a spatula.  Later I fold in the large chocolate chunks into the mixture.

Step by Step Pictures of Brownie Batter: Flour and chocolate chunks are added into the mixture
Finally, I place the mixture into the dish.  The batter will be thick as you can see in the picture below.  I spread it evenly with a spatula.  I bake for 25 minutes or until the toothpick has some wet crumbs on it.

Brownies batter that is spread into the dish

I let it cool in the pan at least for 1 hour and then cut into 12-16 pieces.  

Chocolate Fudgy Brownies that are cut as bars

If you like you can top these bars with ice cream and pour chocolate ganache sauce over top! (You can use any of the ratios among three if you want to make ganache sauce.)

Chocolate Brownie is topped with ice cream and chocolate ganache sauce.

Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

These homemade chocolate fudge brownies are delicious and so easy to make.  It takes only 10 minutes to prepare these from scratch, soft and moist brownies with the crackly top!

Course: Dessert
Keyword: fudgy brownies, from scratch, homemade
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 231 kcal
Author: Pastry and Beyond
Ingredients
  • 170 grams (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped into small pieces
  • 150 grams (2/3 cup) unsalted butter
  • 170 grams (3/4 cup and 1 tablespoon) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 105 grams (3/4 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt to taste (optional)
  • 130 grams (4,6 oz) semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F(177C°).  Grease 8 inch (20cm) square oven-proof dish and line the bottom and sides with parchment paper, about 2 inches(5 cm) of overhang on each side.

  2. Melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat until it is halfway melted. Take it from the heat and stir until it is all melted.  The butter shouldn’t be very hot but warm. Add the roughly chopped chocolate (with small pieces-170 grams-6 ounce) into the butter and stir with a spatula.  It may take 20-30 seconds until all the chocolate melts. Set aside.

  3. Place the sugar and eggs into a large bowl and stir until it is just combined for almost 20-30 seconds. Don’t over mix not to make cakey brownies. Mix in the vanilla.

  4. Pour the butter-chocolate mixture into the sugar mixture and mix until combined, do not overmix.  


  5. Add the flour and gently stir with a spatula until just totally combined.

  6. Fold in the large chocolate chunks into the mixture. Place into the dish and bake for 25 minutes or until the toothpick has wet crumbs when inserted.


  7. Let it cool in the pan at least for 1 hour and cut into 12-16 slices.

Recipe Notes

*You can click here for dip and sweep method if you use cup measurements.

The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator

Chocolate Fudge Brownies
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Chocolate Fudge Brownies

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