quick and easy chocolate brownie recipe

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chocoholics and sweet tooths worldwide crave chocolate brownies! and why not? they have an extraordinary flavour with a rich, moist and soft texture. it’s amazing how something so extraordinary is so simple to make at home.

our chocolate brownie recipe simplifies it further to make it from scratch. if that’s what you're keen on, this is the right spot to be at! dive in for all the details on how to make chocolate brownies from scratch.

what is a chocolate brownie?

a chocolate brownie is a baked dessert known for its rich, chocolatey flavour and dense, fudgy texture. it’s made using simple ingredients, and the process usually involves combining butter, sugar, eggs, flour, cocoa powder, chocolate and vanilla extract. the resulting batter is then baked to get a fudgy or cakey version of the dessert – depending on how dense you like it.

a brownie, usually of square or rectangular shape, lets you get creative in making it. that means you’ve the flexibility to add ingredients like nuts, chocolate chips or anything else you like. our easy chocolate brownie recipe is a great starting point. come join us and learn how to make delicious chocolate brownies!

how to make chocolate brownie?

let’s begin by clearing any lingering doubts in your mind – this chocolate brownie recipe is easy to make. yes, even if you're new to baking. and take our word for it, they’re a guaranteed hit. learn how to make chocolate brownies with this easy and delicious recipe!

create fudgy, mouthwatering treats using simple ingredients and straightforward steps in this easy chocolate brownie recipe. this guide ensures a delicious batch of moist and chocolatey brownies to satisfy your sweet cravings.


Total Servings:-



Preparation Time:-

10 Minutes


Cooking Times:-

25 minutes


Nutritional Value:-

272 calories, 17g fat, 29g carbs, 3g protein


Recipe Category:-






  • baking pan – 8 inch square
  • microwave-safe bowl
  • baking paper
  • whisk

here is a list of all the ingredients of our chocolate brownie recipe.


  • 200 grams quality dark cooking chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 100 grams dark cooking chocolate (optional)
  • 250 grams unsalted butter
  • 40 grams cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs (beaten)
  • 75 grams plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 grams sugar
  • pinch of salt

let’s explore all the steps of our chocolate brownie recipe.


preheat the oven: turn on your oven to 180°c. you need it warm when your batter for brownies is ready for baking.

prepare the pan: take the baking pan, spray it with oil and cover it with baking paper – make sure you leave some extra paper hanging over the edges. this will help you remove the brownies once they’re baked.

butter chocolate mix: chop the chocolate into pieces of similar size to make sure they melt at the same pace. alternatively, you can use chocolate chips for convenience. place them in a large microwave-safe bowl along with the butter. microwave them in 30 second intervals on low power mode. pause to stir, then put the bowl back in the microwave. keep heating on low power, stopping to stir every 20 seconds. it should take a bit more than a minute for them to melt.

add ingredients to chocolate mix: mix in the vanilla and sugar, then give it a good stir. add the eggs one at a time, stirring well with a hand mixer (or whisk) after each one. once the batter appears thick and nicely mixed, add the flour, cocoa powder and salt. carefully fold the dry ingredients into the wet ones until just combined.

it’s important for the success of the chocolate brownie recipe that you do not mix it too much. otherwise, we risk creating a brownie that's more cake-like than fudgy. last but not least, mix in the chocolate chunks until they're spread evenly throughout the batter.

pour into the pan: pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan, making sure to scrape every bit out of the bowl using a spatula. carefully spread the mixture into the corners of the pan.

bake in the oven: bake for 20-25 minutes, then open the oven and pull the shelf out slightly. now, give the baking pan a gentle shake – if you notice the brownie shaking in the centre, it needs to be baked some more. pop it back in and continue baking for an additional 5 minutes.

avoid overbaking! the brownies should be a bit springy on the outside but still have a gooey middle. stick a toothpick in the middle – if it comes out with a few moist crumbs, it's ready.

let it cool: allow the uncut brownie to cool completely in the baking pan. once it’s completely cooled, take it out using the overhanging baking paper and place it on a board or tray. cut it into squares and serve.

some additional tips to make fudgy chocolate brownie

We reckon, you've got the basics of making our chocolate brownie recipe down pat, but you're looking to take it to the next level. No worries! We’ve got some extra tips and tricks on how to make chocolate brownie that’s perfectly fudgy and oh-so-delicious.

  • Chocolate choice: When it comes to choosing the right chocolate for your chocolate brownie recipe, keep in mind that the sweetness of your dessert can easily go overboard if you use regular chocolate. That’s why dark chocolate is a better option. Even semi-sweet chocolate chips work well.
  • Tiny air pockets: Earlier in the chocolate brownie recipe, when sugar is mixed with butter, tiny pockets of air got created. It’s important that the air remains trapped as it keeps your brownies light. So, when it's time to add your melted butter chocolate mixture to your whipped eggs, use a gentle hand and fold it in with a spatula. If you go too hard and mix it too vigorously, you'll end up without much air in the batter.
  • Add a touch of coffee: A small amount of instant coffee powder in your chocolate brownie recipe can enhance the chocolate flavour and add depth to the brownies.
  • Baking time: A general guideline is to bake the brownies for 20-25 minutes for a fudgy texture and 30-33 minutes for a more cake-like texture.

baking tips for perfect chocolate brownies

sometimes we miss out on crucial steps – even the experienced ones amongst us. that’s when these tips make a difference in the success of the chocolate brownie recipe.

room temperature eggs & butter: make sure the eggs and butter are at room temperature before you use them. this helps in the emulsification process, ensuring that the ingredients blend smoothly for a smoother and evenly textured batter. also, melted butter gives your brownies that extra moist and fudgy texture.

using cocoa and dark chocolate: every chocolate brownie recipe has its unique style – some recommend just chocolate while others just cocoa powder. we use a combination of both for an enhanced flavour. we use dark cooking chocolate and avoid using milk chocolate since its flavour tends to be milder, and we don’t like missing out on the chocolate flavour that dark cocoa and chocolate bring to the brownies.

avoid overmixing: overmixing the chocolate brownie recipe batter can keep your brownies from rising properly – resulting in a tough and chewy texture.

improve flavour: improve the flavour of your brownie by adding ingredients like vanilla and salt to the batter.

serving and presentation

our easy chocolate brownie recipe produces fantastic brownies on its own, but you can make these treats more enjoyable with a few extra touches. these include:

  • brownie with ice-cream: you can create an outstanding presentation by serving brownies with ice-cream. but why leave it at that? add some caramel or chocolate sauce to further enhance their taste and look.
  • brownie & ice-cream sandwich: why not make an ice-cream sandwich using homemade brownies? it’s very simple – just slice a brownie horizontally, then scoop out softened ice-cream onto one half and place the other half on the top. if you like, roll in nuts or sprinkles. then freeze to make them firm. serve.
  • brownie stack: make a special stack of brownies for special occasions and top it with fresh fruit and cream for an extra nice presentation.
  • pure brownies: serve the brownies as they are, simply cut into squares and enjoy them on their own or pair them with a drink.

faqs on chocolate brownie recipe:

Q. can i use cocoa powder instead of chocolate for brownies?

A. yes, you can. cocoa powder gives a rich chocolate flavour to the batter, just like chocolate does, so it can replace chocolate in your chocolate brownie recipe. however, you must add the right amount of butter or oil to maintain the right texture and moisture in the brownies.

Q. what are the steps to make chocolate brownies?

  • Get your oven preheated and prep your baking pan according to the chocolate brownie recipe you're using.
  • Melt butter, chocolate and other ingredients in a microwave.
  • Mix eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl.
  • Chuck in the melted chocolate and butter, flour, and salt to the egg mixture and give it a good mix.
  • Transfer the batter into your baking dish and bake.
  • Let the brownies cool down.

Q. how do i store chocolate brownies to keep them fresh?

A. you can keep your chocolate brownies fresh by storing them in a sealed container at room temperature. they’ll be fine for 3 days. to keep them fresh for longer, store them in the fridge (about a week) or freezer (three months). just thaw the frozen brownies to room temperature before eating.

Q. is chocolate brownie batter thick or runny?

A. Chocolate brownie batter is generally thick and not runny. The consistency allows it to hold its shape when baked. But the consistency can vary depending on the chocolate brownie recipe. If the chocolate brownie batter is too runny, you can add a little more flour to thicken it up.


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