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The Best Homemade Chocolate Brownies

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If you're looking for a perfectly fudge brownie, look no further because Jan's Brownies are it! This recipe was given to me from a former co-worker and it's one I hold near and dear to my heart. A homemade brown topped with homemade frosting!
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies, chocolate, from scratch, homemade
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Additional Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 20 servings
Calories 236
Author Laurie McNamara


  • cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 recipe chocolate frosting


  • Preheat your oven to 350° and grease and line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt and set off to the side.
  • Roughly chop the chocolate into chunks and add it along with the butter into a medium sauce pan. Heat over low heat, stirring often until all the chocolate is melted. Remove off of the heat and let it cool slightly.
  • Next, whisk in the sugar to the chocolate mixture and then add in one egg at a time, whisking after each additional egg. The batter should thicken significantly because of the eggs.
  • Lastly add in the vanilla.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients and, using a rubber spatula, combine just until the flour gets incorporated.
  • Next pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan, spread out evenly with an offset spatula and bake on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until a tester comes out with only a few crumbs attached. Bake for less time for a more fudgy brownie.
  • Let cool before frosting and serving.


Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg