The Best Fudgy Brownies Recipe

If you’re in search of the ultimate fudgy brownie that will make your heart sing, you’ve found the right recipe. These brownies are rich, dense, and loaded with chocolatey goodness. The perfect balance of ingredients ensures each bite is moist, fudgy, and utterly irresistible. Here’s how to make them for yourself.

Servings: 9


  • 8 ounces good-quality chocolate: The key to delicious brownies is using high-quality chocolate. Choose a brand that you enjoy eating out of hand for the best flavor.
  • ¾ cup melted butter: Butter adds richness and flavor to the brownies, and melting it helps create that fudgy texture we’re after.
  • 1¼ cups sugar: Sugar not only sweetens the brownies but also contributes to their moist, tender crumb.
  • 2 eggs: Eggs bind the ingredients together and add to the richness of the texture.
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract: Vanilla enhances the chocolate flavor and adds depth to the brownies.
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour: Just enough flour to bring the brownies together without making them cakey.
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder: For an extra chocolate kick. It intensifies the chocolate flavor and contributes to the fudgy texture.
  • 1 teaspoon salt: Salt balances the sweetness and enhances all the flavors in the brownies.
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  1. Preheat the Oven: Begin by heating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Prepare an 8-inch square baking pan by lining it with parchment paper, ensuring there’s extra paper on the sides for easy lifting later.
  2. Melt the Chocolate: Cut the chocolate into small chunks. In a medium heatproof bowl, combine the chocolate with the melted butter. Melt the mixture either in the microwave, using short bursts and stirring in between, or over a double boiler, stirring until smooth.
  3. Mix the Wet Ingredients: Whisk in the sugar to the chocolate and butter mixture until well combined. Incorporate the eggs one by one, ensuring each is fully mixed in before adding the next. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Add the Dry Ingredients: Sift the flour, cocoa powder, and salt together. Carefully combine the dry ingredients with the wet mixture by folding them in gently using a spatula. Be careful not to overmix; stop as soon as you no longer see dry flour.
  5. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, smoothing the top with a spatula. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center is still slightly soft. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out with a few moist crumbs attached.
  6. Cool and Serve: Let the brownies cool completely in the pan set on a wire rack. Once cooled, use the parchment paper overhang to lift the brownies out of the pan. Cut into 9 squares and serve.


  • Don’t Overbake: To achieve that perfect fudgy texture, it’s crucial not to overbake the brownies. They should still seem a bit underdone in the center when you take them out of the oven.
  • Cool Completely: As difficult as it may be, wait until the brownies have completely cooled before cutting into them. This waiting time allows the brownies to set and makes them easier to cut.
  • Customize: Feel free to add nuts, chocolate chips, or a swirl of peanut butter to your brownie batter before baking for an extra special treat.

Indulge in these fudgy brownies, knowing you’ve created something truly spectacular that will be a hit with all who try them. Enjoy the rich, chocolatey pleasure with each bite!