The Ultimate Fudgy Brownies

It’s kind of surprising that you can make such delicious brownies with cocoa powder. I always though you had to use high-quality baker’s chocolate. But I stand corrected. Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen.


  • 10 T butter
  • 1 rounded c sugar
  • 3/4 c + 2 T cocoa powder
  • 1/4 t salt (if not using salted butter)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 c flour
  • your favorite chocolate bar, chopped into small pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Melt butter, combine with eggs and sugar, then add vanilla.
  2. Combine cocoa powder, salt, and flour.
  3. Combine wet and dry ingredients, then stir in chopped chocolate.
  4. Pour batter into a greased 8×8″ pan. Bake brownies 20-25 minutes, until a knife or toothpick emerges slightly covered in batter. (This cooking time varies from oven to oven, so make sure to check your brownies often to make sure they are not overcooked.)

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