An easy recipe for homemade fudgy brownies made in one bowl with just a few simple ingredients!
There are a few recipes that I feel like everyone should have in their recipe box. The first one is a really good chocolate chip cookie recipe and the second one is a good brownie recipe. Not just any brownie recipe, but a super chocolatey, fudgy, and dense one.
This fudgy brownie recipe delivers all of that and guess what? They’re so easy to make that you’ll feel like you’re doing something wrong. Or wondering if something so delicious can really be that easy. The answer is YES!
You only need one bowl, 7 ingredients (including the vanilla extract and salt!), and about 10 minutes to prepare these brownies. It really doesn’t get much easier than that.
To make these brownies, you’ll melt some unsalted butter and set it aside to cool for a minute or two. You don’t want the butter piping hot, otherwise you may end up with some scrambled eggs in your batter. Once the butter has cooled for a couple of minutes, you’ll whisk in some granulated sugar.
Then, you’ll mix in a few room temperature eggs and vanilla extract. I suggest room temperature eggs because they incorporate into the batter more thoroughly. If you forget to set them out ahead of time, just fill up a small bowl with some warm water and let the eggs sit in it for about 5 minutes.
Then, you’ll mix in some unsweetened cocoa powder, flour, and salt. I suggest sifting the dry ingredients, especially the cocoa powder, to prevent any lumps in your batter. Once it’s all mixed up, pour it into a pan and bake it for about 30 minutes. And that’s it. I told you these were easy, right?
It’s best to let the brownies cool for a little bit before you cut into them. But let’s be honest here, does anyone really wait for brownies to cool before eating them?
- 1 cup (230 grams) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 2 and ¼ cups (450 grams) granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup (80 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour, spooned & leveled
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with foil, making sure to leave some overhang for easy removal, spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray, and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter and sugar until well combined, then mix in the eggs and vanilla extract until fully combined. Sift in the cocoa powder, flour, and salt and continue whisking until just combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it around into one even layer. Bake at 350°F for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before slicing into bars.