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Best homemade fudgy brownies

The best homemade fudgy brownies recipe, though are not sophisticated as cakes, brownies are easy to bake and relatively inexpensive to make.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 squares
Author: Tu


  • 8x8 inch cake pan


  • 5 oz unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp grape seed oil or other vegetable oil
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract optional
  • ½ c AP flour sifted
  • ½ c unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Pre heat oven to 325F. Then lightly grease baking pan with melted butter or line with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, sift flour, and cocoa powder together.
  • Combine butter, half amount of sugar, salt and grape seed oil in a small sauce pan and melt over medium low heat.
  • Combine eggs, remaining sugar, vanilla extract, salt in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until everything combine and has a pale light color.
  • Add ⅓ amount of butter mixture into the egg mixture, whisk vigorously to temper the egg mixture and prevent it to become scrambled. Then carefully stir the tempered egg mixture back to the butter mixture.
  • Gently fold the sifted flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  • Spread the batter evenly onto a baking pan. The pan will be almost half full. Bake until the center is set, approximately 20 minutes.
  • Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting into 12 small squares.



Good brownies are achieved with a proper balance of ingredients.
  • Dense and fudgy brownies – have a high percentage of butter to flour and not too many eggs are used. This is also what I used to make these best homemade fudgy brownies. These brownies are best to served with ice cream.
  • Cakelike brownies – use less butter.
  • Crumb structure that resembles a true cake – increase the amount of eggs.
  • Gooey brownies – use more sugar.
  • Light and sponge cakelike brownies – whip egg white then incorporate it back to the mixture.


Brownies usually are served at room temperature or warm.
Baked brownies can be:
  • Stored at room temperature, tightly wrapped, for 1 day.
  • Stored in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Frozen for 2 to 3 months if well wrapped.