Ultimate Fudgy Brownies

Ultimate Fudgy Brownies

These brownies are dense and gooey and have a great chocolate flavor.

20 min. prep time
25 brownies
000 Ratings


2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 8-inch square baking pan. Set aside.

Melt butter and chocolate in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, 4-7 minutes or until smooth. Remove from heat.

Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add one egg at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix just until all ingredients are moistened and brownie mixture is smooth.

Spread brownie batter into prepared baking pan. Bake 25-33 minutes or until brownies just begin to pull away from sides of pan. (Do not overbake.) Cool completely.


Stir-ins: One-half cup of stir-ins (nuts, baking chips, toffee bits, etc.) may be stirred into brownie mixture before baking.

Raspberry-Marbled: One-fourth cup seedless red raspberry jam may be swirled into brownie mixture before baking. Dollop tablespoonfuls of jam onto brownie mixture; swirl with knife.

Cappuccino Cream Cheese: Stir together 1/4 cup spreadable cream cheese and 2 teaspoons coffee flavoring syrup in bowl. Spread half of brownie mixture into pan. Dollop with cream cheese mixture. Spoon remaining brownie mixture over cream cheese mixture; swirl brownie mixture and cream cheese mixture with knife.

Chocolate Drizzled: Place 1/4 cup semi-sweet real chocolate chips and 1/2 teaspoon shortening in bowl. Microwave on Medium (50% power) 1 minute. Stir; continue microwaving, stirring occasionally, 1-2 minutes or until chocolate is melted and smooth. Drizzle chocolate over cooled brownies.

Espresso Flavored: Dissolve 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder in 2 teaspoons hot water. Stir into brownie mixture before baking.

Recipe Tip

- To substitute unsweetened cocoa for unsweetened baking chocolate, use 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa plus 1 tablespoon butter for each ounce of unsweetened baking chocolate.

- Reduce baking temperature by 25°F if using dark or nonstick baking pan.

- To prepare brownies in 13x9-inch baking pan, double all ingredients. Bake 35-40 minutes or until brownies just begin to pull away from sides of pan.

Nutrition Facts (1 brownie)

Calories: 110

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 75mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #11303©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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