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Three chocolate brownies stacked up.

Homemade Brownies

This homemade brownie recipe will change your life! No more box mixes, because these are seriously the best homemade brownies you'll ever try. My whole family begs for them!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy brownie recipes, easy dessert recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 419kcal


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder optional
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 baking dish.
  • In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter completely. Stir in sugar and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not allow sugar mixture to boil.
  • Pour butter mixture into a large bowl or stand mixer, and cool for 2 minutes. Beat in cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  • Stir in the flour and chocolate chips until well combined.
  • Spread into prepared pan (batter will be very thick and sticky) and bake for about 30 minutes, until a tester comes out mostly clean. The edges should be set and the center should still look slightly moist, but not uncooked. Cool on a wire rack.



Espresso powder is optional, but deepens the flavor of any chocolate dessert and I highly recommend keeping a jar on hand for baking.
Dust lightly with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.
Recipe from King Arthur Flour


Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3.2mg