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A stack of the best ever fudgy brownie recipe on a plate.

Best-Ever Fudgy Homemade Brownie Recipe


Source: Fine Cooking


  1. A digital scale is best for measuring flour and cocoa powder. This one costs less than $9. Buy it! Baking by weight will change you forever. There’s no better time than right now. Do it. 
  2. Hershey’s cocoa powder. This is not a sponsored post. I have tried so many cocoa powders, fancy-ish and otherwise, over the years, and I swear these never turn out so well as when I simply use Hershey’s natural cocoa powder. Not Hershey’s special fancy dark cocoa powder or other; simply their unsweetened natural cocoa powder. 


  • 8 oz. (1 cup) unsalted butter; plus more for the pan
  • 15¼ oz. | 432 g (2 cups) granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2½ oz | 72 g (¾ cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 oz | 84 g (2/3 cup) unbleached all-purpose flour; plus more for the pan
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. table salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and position rack in the center of the oven. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan or line with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the sugar and whisk until well combined. Add the beaten eggs and vanilla and whisk until well blended. In a large separate bowl whisk together the cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt. Transfer butter mixture to bowl with flour and stir with spatula or wooden spoon until batter is smooth.
  3. Spread into prepared pan and bake for approximately 37-40 minutes. Insert a pairing knife or steak knife straight into center. If it comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs, the brownies are done.
  4. Let cool completely in pan on rack. Brownies can be made two to three days in advance.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: brownie, chocolate, rich, fudgy, cocoa, powder, dessert, birthdays