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The Best Fudgy Brownies

The BEST Fudgy Brownies – These brownies are incredibly soft and fudgy, rich in chocolate flavour, and have a shiny, crinkly top. These really are the best brownies!

An overhead view of Fudgy Brownies with shiny, crinkly tops.

I originally brought you this brownie recipe back in March 2016, but from then and now I have been trying to improve it. I’m very happy to say that today I bring you the BEST fudgy brownies you’ll ever try!ย 

In my opinion anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Of course everybody has their own version of what a “best” brownie recipe is. Some like rich and fudgy brownies, while others might like their brownies more cakey. But if you’re the ones that like them fudgy and oh so rich, you need to try this recipe. Like, right now.

A sideview of a tall stack of Fudgy Brownies.

As well as being incredibly delicious, these fudgy brownies are also very quick and easy to make! You only need one bowl and a spatula for these easy homemade brownies, and they take just 30 minutes in the oven. Here are some notes on the ingredients used in this recipe.

Ingredients you’ll need for these Fudgy Brownies:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar:ย You’ll need 1 and 1/2 cups (300g) which is the perfect amount of sugar – do not try to use less as this may affect results.
  • Cocoa powder: I usedย Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder.
  • Salt
  • Large eggs:ย Cold, straight from the fridge.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Plain/all-purpose flour:ย You only need 1/2 cup (60g) of flour. Using a small amount of flour is what makes for extra fudgy brownies!
  • Chocolate chips:ย These will start to melt against the warm batter once you start mixing them in, but only fold them in a bit so they don’t all melt.

An overhead view of a tall stack of Fudgy Brownies with crinkly tops.

How to make Fudgy Brownies:

  1. Add the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt to a large microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Heat for 1 minute, then stir well. Heat for another minute and stir again. The mixture should be very warm to the touch.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix in until fully combined.
  4. Add the flour and fold in until combined.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and gently fold in. Be sure not to let them all melt into the batter.
  6. Pour the batter into an 8×8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper or foil, and bake for 30 – 35 minutes, or until the centre of the brownies is no longer jiggly and a toothpick inserted comes out almost clean with a few moist crumbs.
  7. Leave to cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares.

TIP:ย To speed up the cooling process, I like to put my pan of brownies in the freezer for a couple of hours. This also results in neat, clean slices!

To store these fudgy brownies, simply keep them in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 1 week. You can also freeze these for up to 3 months.ย Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving. ๐Ÿ™‚

A tall stack of Fudgy Brownies with the top brownie being picked up by hand.

The BEST Fudgy Brownies - These brownies are incredibly soft and fudgy, rich in chocolate flavour, and have a shiny, crinkly top. These really are the best brownies! #brownies #brownierecipes #chocolate #recipe

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Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

This post was originally published in March, 2016. Recipe and photos have been updated.

A sideview of a tall stack of Fudgy Brownies.
5 from 4 votes
Fudgy Brownies
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Yields: 20 brownies
Calories: 168 kcal
These brownies are incredibly soft and fudgy, rich in chocolate flavour, and have a shiny, crinkly top. These really are the best brownies!
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Ingredients
  • 1 and 1/4 sticks unsalted butter 140g
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar 300g
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder 75g
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs cold
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain/all-purpose flour 60g
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 90g
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with foil or parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. Place the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt into a microwave-safe bowl, and heat for 1 minute. Stir well, then microwave for another minute. The mixture should very warm to the touch.

  3. Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix well until combined. Fold in the flour until fully combined, then gently fold in the chocolate chips. Be sure not to let them ALL melt into the warm batter.

  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 30 - 35 minutes, or until the centre in no longer jiggly and a toothpick inserted comes out almost clean with a few moist crumbs.

  5. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into squares.
Notes

Brownies stay fresh, stored in an airtight container, at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 1 week. They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

The calories are an estimate only.

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46 Comments

  • Reply
    grace
    11th March 2016 at 2:40 pm

    if i’m going to like a brownie, it HAS to be chewy. those cakey ones are not for me, and i don’t like it if they’re too fudgy either. this is a happy medium! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      11th March 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks, Grace! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    11th March 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Happy birthday Marsha! Having these brownies is a great way to celebrate! Cheers girlie!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      11th March 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Thank you, Shelby! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Tara | Deliciously Declassified
    11th March 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Happy Birthday, Marsha! These look like the perfect birthday treat – I can never resist a good brownie! Enjoy your weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      11th March 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks, Tara! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Tracy | Baking Mischief
    11th March 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Happy Birthday! I love brownies, especially chewy ones like these. These look soooo good.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      11th March 2016 at 11:40 pm

      Thanks, Tracy!

  • Reply
    peter @feedyoursoultoo
    11th March 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Nice B-day treat. These brownies look so chocolaty and so moist.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      11th March 2016 at 11:41 pm

      Thanks, Peter!

  • Reply
    Kaitie
    12th March 2016 at 1:00 am

    i love a chewy brownie! This looks so amazing!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      12th March 2016 at 11:50 am

      Thanks, Kaitie!

  • Reply
    Sam | Ahead of Thyme
    12th March 2016 at 2:29 am

    Yumm I need some thick and chewy brownies in my life. I think I will have to make some this weekend! Thanks for sharing

  • Reply
    Mahy
    12th March 2016 at 2:49 am

    Marsha your brownies look DIVINE! Love your bright clean photography too! Now I’m craving brownies and will make yours asap! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      12th March 2016 at 11:49 am

      Thanks, Mahy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    12th March 2016 at 3:05 am

    Never have tried brownies with cornflour in them before – definitely curious to try the addition out to mine next time!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      12th March 2016 at 11:49 am

      The cornflour adds to the chewiness, and thickness! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    AiPing | Curious Nut
    12th March 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Last week I was planning to make some brownies for a party. I came here to see if you had any classic brownie recipes but couldn’t find any. Now I’m totally just doing the happy dance seeing this here!!! Can’t wait to try em!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      12th March 2016 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you, AiPing! Hope you enjoy them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Immaculate
    13th March 2016 at 4:03 am

    Happy Birthday Marsha! This sure looks like a great recipe to have when the Brownie cravings kick in. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Reply
    Linda@ Today She Loves
    13th March 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Happy birthday Marsha!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      13th March 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you, Linda! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    All That I'm Eating
    14th March 2016 at 8:59 am

    You can just see how deliciously fudgy they are, my perfect brownie!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      14th March 2016 at 9:29 am

      Thanks, Caroline!

  • Reply
    demeter | beaming baker
    14th March 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Wohoo for yummy thick & chewy brownies! Loving the birthday month celebrations, Marsha. ๐Ÿ™‚ You know what’s funny? I’m gonna post a brownie recipe this week too. It’s true that great minds think alike. Haha. Love that yours are made with just a touch of cornflour. Is that the secret ingredient? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Great recipe, Marsha! Pinning, of course. xo

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    14th March 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Thick, rich and chewy?! I can totally see why these are your favorite brownies, Marsha! They look crazy delish! Cheers, girlfriend!

  • Reply
    Rahul @samosastreet.com
    14th March 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Belated Happy Birthday Marsha! Itโ€™s always a good time for brownies!

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    15th March 2016 at 7:52 am

    What an awesome way to celebrate Birthday, Marsha. It can’t get any better. These chewy brownies are amazing.

  • Reply
    kushigalu
    17th March 2016 at 1:00 am

    Belated Birthday dear. I love chewy brownies and this one is just amazing!

  • Reply
    RibDog
    19th March 2016 at 4:08 pm

    When you say “cornflour”, is this the same as cornmeal?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      19th March 2016 at 8:23 pm

      Cornflour is cornstarch ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Reply
        RibDog
        19th March 2016 at 11:36 pm

        Thank you!

  • Reply
    Linda @ Today She Loves
    7th September 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Hi Marsha,

    I’m coming back to this recipe. Out of all your brownie recipes, would you say this is the best one in terms of being full of chocolatey flavor? I had a brownie at work and I can’t get my mind off of it. It was delicious. LOL.

    Hope you’re doing well!

    Linda
    http://todaysheloves.com

    • Reply
      Marsha
      8th September 2016 at 7:25 am

      Hi Linda! These brownies are very chocolatey and so fudgy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re doing well, too!

  • Reply
    Janet pernites
    31st July 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Hi Marsha thanks for this recipe.i have tried it and I am so pleased with the outcome.truly it was the best fudgy brownie I have ever baked and seen.cant wait to try your other recipes

    • Reply
      Marsha
      31st July 2018 at 11:42 pm

      Thank you Janet, I’m so glad you enjoyed them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Kanika Seth
    23rd October 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Hi Marsha,
    Quick question please?
    What is the temperature of the oven and is the heat from both top and below?
    Thanks so much

    • Reply
      Marsha
      23rd October 2018 at 10:17 pm

      The oven temps for these brownies are 180C/350F/Gas 4. I always recommend using an oven thermometer, and bake the brownies on the middle rack. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kanika
    25th October 2018 at 6:07 am

    Thank you so much.
    And the heat should be from above or below or both above and below.
    Sorry I am a total novice.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      25th October 2018 at 10:02 am

      It will be both. Heat rises so the top will tend to be hotter than the bottom, so just make sure to put the pan on the middle rack for even baking ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Kanika
    25th October 2018 at 11:55 am

    Thank you so much

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