Have you ever wanted warm, fresh-baked brownies to eat whenever you want? Do you find yourself spending way too much money on sweets? Does baking intimate you with all its measurements and ingredients?? Hello, there! My name is Tiffany, and I am a chocoholic. 🍫 I have such a sweet tooth, and brownies are one of my biggest weaknesses, second only to ice cream. Today, I’m introducing you the EASIEST, the YUMMIEST, and most COST-EFFECTIVE recipe for all the chocolatey and fudgy goodness~~
I’ve experimented with this popular recipe I found online the past couple of days, and I finally discovered my perfect ratios and add-ons to take it from good to GREAT. 💖 Please know that I am not the original creator of this recipe. I just wanted to share my modifications and adaptations that I feel helped improve the flavor and taste. Also, I know that I personally don’t like reading recipe posts where I have to scroll all the way to the bottom to find the recipe, so I’ll be including it right upfront but feel free to read my ramblings as I walk you through my baking process and all the fun details!
Brownie Recipe 🥣
This recipe makes 24 brownies in a 13x9x2 inch pan.
- 1 Cup Butter (2 Sticks)
- 2 Cups White Sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- Chocolate Chips (or 2 Hershey’s Chocolate Bars)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, or 205 degrees Celcius. 🔥
- Melt 2 sticks of butter in the microwave. Let rest on the side.
- Mix all your dry ingredients in a bowl with a fork.
- Add in the butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. For extra fudginess, add in 4 handfuls of chocolate chips, or 2 Hershey’s Chocolate Bars. 🍫 Make sure everything is well incorporated, but be careful not to overmix!
- Pour the mixture into a greased baking tray. Sprinkle some sea salt on the top for a more complex flavor profile, and set a timer for 25 minutes.
- Voila! Your brownies are done. 🌟 Enjoy your super yummy and chocolatey brownies!
The Long Recipe Explanation 🍰
I know most people prefer to see the recipe and only the recipe which is why I included it right away, but for those of you who are interested in my baking process, I still wanted to write and ramble about what I love doing while baking and why I made some modifications to the original recipe.
Step 1: Gather all your ingredients
Personally, I’m not the type of person who likes cooking or baking in silence so this is the perfect time for me to get caught up on watching my friends’ BookTube videos. 📹 If you’re looking for some amazing and diverse BookTubers, you have to watch Fadwa from Word Wonders, Melanie from Mel to the Any, Kate from Your Tita Kate, and the OG Alexandra from TwirlingPages. I wrote down the ingredients needed at the top of this post so once you gather all your ingredients you can move on to Step 2.
Step 2: Mix Mix Mix!!
Okay…so this step is very very intuitive. I read a lot of baking recipes that say you should mix things in a specific order or in separate bowls before combining but I just do what I can to avoid washing the least amount of dishes as possible. 😅 I’m also super Asian and have to hand wash all my dishes because I use my dishwasher as a drying rack. SO if you would like to follow the Tiffany method, I recommend mixing all your dry ingredients in a large bowl with a fork (or a whisk but I don’t own a whisk) and then adding all your wet ingredients and mix to fully incorporate.
The major modification I made to the original recipe that I linked above is that I actually doubled the recipe. Typically, most brownie recipes are baked in a square pan, but seeing as how I do not own a square pan or want to go out of my way to buy one, I decided to make do with the existing pan I had. 🍩 I actually tried the recipe once as stated by sectioning off my rectangle pan into a square with aluminum foil, but I found that the brownies were too thin for my liking. The rectangle pan is 1.5x bigger than a square pan, but doubling the recipe turned it into the perfect thickness for a fudgy brownie. I also add chocolate chips to the batter before baking because it helps prevent the batter from becoming too cakey. Finally, sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top of the batter to help contrast the sweetness!
Step 3: Bake, Wait, & Wash Your Dishes
The brownies will need to bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Originally, the recipe calls for the brownies to be baked for 35 minutes, but after some very scientific trial and errors, I discovered that baking the brownies for too long makes them too hard and a weird mix of chewy and cakey. 😌 My perfect texture for brownies is soft, fudgy, and a little bit silky on the inside yet crispy on the outside.
💡 Protip: Wash the dishes while youre waiting for your brownies to bake. No one likes washing dishes, but this is the best time to be productive!
Step 4: Enjoy!
Whoooo!! 🎉 You just made an amazing batch of brownies! They deserve to be shown off to all your friends and proudly eaten. Put your wonderful creations on your Snapchat story, or show them off in an Instagram post. Better yet…pull out a bunch of books, and give your brownies their very own photoshoot!! Either way, you should be proud of your culinary accomplishment, and you have a delicious pan of brownies to show for it. 😍🌟
Do you have a favorite brownie recipe?
What other desserts would you like you to see #ontheblog?
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33 thoughts on “Easy Brownie Recipe: For All The Chocolatey and Fudgy Goodness”
I love how you bake while watching booktube 🙂 Also using the dishwasher as a drying rack only is such a mood–particularly when I get a million dishes dirty while baking complex stuff and then the dish washing takes as long as the actual baking lmao
Yes~! It’s honestly the perfect way for me to pass time and have something planning in the background. and omg FOR REAL i hate washing the dishes, especially when it takes longer than the actual baking 😭
i hope you try out this recipe sometime!! it’s super yummy~
Yummm they look so nice! Could so do with a brownie right now💛
yes!! this was such an easy recipe. if you ever try it out, please let me know. i’d love for you to try it~
Yes I am a chocoholic too!! 😍 I love it so much!! This post has come at the perfect time as I have been craving brownies lately and yours look absolutely delicious!! 😍 I will have to bake them!!
I usually listen to music (and dance) whilst baking but booktube videos are actually a great idea!!
I’m so excited to try this recipe out– I usually stick to baking chocolate cookies so it shall be fun to try brownies out!!
Great post 💗 The pictures have made me very hungry 😉
YESSS CHOCOHOLICS UNITE!! (but also omg we need to be stopped) Please Sophie you HAVE to try to bake them. They’re super yummy and also super easy to make. Share with my your chocolate chip cookies recipe!! I’ve been wanting to switch things up. I also tried making them last time, but it didn’t come out that great 😅 Thank you for reading my post!!
Yes!!! 😍 But also true– sometimes I really do need to stop 😂
I will– I have the leftovers of my sister’s birthday cake so after that I will be able to bake lots of brownies and eat them!! 😂
Yes the chocolate cookie recipe I use is the Tanya Burr best chocolate cookie– the recipe is here http://louloves01.blogspot.com/2015/08/tanya-burrs-triple-chocolate-cookies.html?m=1 but I don’t use daim bars when I do it!! They are very chocolatey and not the most “chewy” cookies but I still love them!!
Of course!! 💛💛
This looks like such a yummy recipe! I’m so happy you shared it! (And that you put the recipe first!) I love how you experimented to make a good brownie recipe to your specific taste! I’m on vacation for the next week or so, and plan on baking a bit, so maybe I’ll try out this recipe the next time I’m craving chocolate!
Yes!! Send me all the pics when you do make them. I’m sure it’s going to turn out super amazing 🥰 and omg I had to include the recipe first because I hate reading blogs when I have to scroll 100000x years to just find it! I hope you have a great vacation Malka!
Ohmygosh you’re a genius to figure out how to make enough batter for a 13 x 9 pan!!!! That’s my favorite pan to use because the one we have has it’s own lid for easy storage. Can’t wait to try this recipe!
Yes!! I feel like that’s my favorite pan to use too so I always prefer to find recipes or cook to fit this pan. That’s actually amazing that it has its own lid. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before, but I can imagine it be super useful for storage!! Let me know your thoughts when you try 😍❤️
OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!! I’m gonna have to try this recipe ASAP, it’s probs the easiest one I’ve come across 😍 Also I love that there’s double the amount of goodness – that’s *my* kinda brownie 😂
YES!! Ngoc it’s actually super easy. I literally just throw everything into a a bowl to mix together and then pour it into a pan. It’s so chocolatey and amazing and sweet. I hope you try it some time 💖
!!!! BAKING WHILE WATCHING BOOKTUBE! SO SMART! I have switched on audiobooks while cooking, that’s also pretty fun. But also these brownies look amazing, I gotta check if I have enough egg substitutes to try them at home.
Cookies next, yes?
YES!! DO ITT!! But I also love doing the same with audiobooks. I always listen to audiobooks while I’m doing things around the house so I can understand why you love listening while baking. I haven’t tried personally, but I believe you can use apple sauce as eggs? Hopefully, I can perfect a cookie recipe sometime soon!! They haven’t been too great lately 😌
I have never made brownies from scratch and I always use brownie mix, lmao (but Ghirardelli is the best. GET IT FROM COSTCO. COSTCO IS LIFE.) so I am not a True Connoisseur of baking!! I actually am terrible at making things from scratch.
YES OK GHIRARDELLI IS SUPER YUMMY AND MY FAVE BROWNIE MIX BUT JU YOU GOTTA TRY THISSS It’s honestly pretty darn similar (if i do say so myself) and i honestly sucked at making things from scratch until like this summer. 😅 if you ever try them, let me know!! SEND PICS
ghirardelli is high quality and 10/10 but you know what… I WILL TRY MAKING THESE FROM SCRATCH WHEN I GET COCOA POWDER AND STUFF!! JUST FOR YOU ❤ I will make one of those baking youtube vids lmao I WILL BE NERDY NUMMIES
YES BE NERDY NUMMIES!! I WANNA SEE IT
i’m rosanna pansino
Okay washing the dishes while waiting for something to bake is genius and such a game-changer for me, lol. I can’t wait to try this recipe soon!
yes!! no one likes washing dishes so i try to get it out of the way asap since after the brownies are baked, i want to eat them and not do anything else 😋 let me know what you think if you do try it!!
TIFFANY I AM SO HUNGRY RIGHT NOW WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO MEEEEEEEEEEE.
I love this post so so much and thank you for sharing this awesome recipe, I can’t wait to try it out. I have such a sweet tooth as well and I ADORE brownies, they’re my favorite haha so I can’t wait to try this one out. I’m just so hungry now haha. Also, A+ photography and I’m spotting If I’m Being Honest and this makes me happy haha ❤
MWAHHAHA THAT WAS MY MASTER PLAN!!
I LOVE Brownies almost as much as I love ice cream!! These are SO EASY and SO YUMMY marie!! (I think they might be a little sweet because there’s a lot of sugar, but you should totally experiment with it still because I think it’s delicious!) and yes!! I needed to show off my creations and I love that you spotted IIBH!! 💖
Aaaah this makes me want to have a dedicated notebook for baking recipes I gather from book bloggers now. I am definitely going to be writing this one down and giving it a try and see how it turns out! Eeek *bows to the baking queen* gotta say though, we down own a dishwasher in my house. I’ve been used to washing by hand since I was a kid and my parents aren’t planning on having a dishwasher soooo I’ve always hated washing up.
yes!! let me know if you find other baking recipes from other bloggers that you really enjoyed. and OMG i am not a baking queen in the slightest but thank you for thinking so kindly of me 😭❤️ washing dishes is the worsttt but i’m glad we can relate. let me know if you try these brownies because they’re so freaking delicious!!
I shall, I’ll begin my hunt shortly and I need to find a notebook to use. *looks at all the stacks of notebooks* not like I have enough haha, and when I get round to baking the brownies I’ll tag you in the photo I share on twitter hehe
okay i’m officially drooling
HAHA I’m glad!! I hope you try the recipe sometime 🥰
Even though I don’t like chocolate (I know, I know, you must be thinking something along the lines of: GASP MUCH SHOCK right now), reading this a total delight! Tiffany, you are too cute and I love the wholesomeness of this post. I would totally read more of these if you decide to do more!
YOU KNOW THAT WAS MY EXACT REACTION!! I’m an honest chocoholic SO I AM SHOOKETH KAT!! I’m definitely going to try to make other recipes, and I’ll keep you updated on them ❤️ Maybe waffles?? (jk i don’t have a waffle maker #SADNESS)