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Easy Homemade Fudgy Brownies

These decadent fudgy brownies are a chocolate lover’s dream. They are rich, decadent, moist, and chewy, with the perfect shiny top. Whether you’re a chocolate lover or just in the mood for a sweet indulgence, these brownies will surely hit the spot.

Easy Homemade Fudgy Brownies

Fudgy brownies are a unique flavor of brownies with a dense, moist, and chewy texture. They are usually made with butter, sugar, eggs, flour, and cocoa powder with a lot of chocolate.

Not only are they rich and decadent, but they are also easy to make. You can whip up a batch of these delicious brownies with a few simple ingredients in no time.

To make super fudgy brownies, you don’t need any fancy tools; all you need is in your pantry. The brownies are moist, satisfying, and intensely chocolatey flavor. Try this recipe today and get ready for some seriously delicious chocolate goodness!

Brownies can be eaten by themselves or topped with whipped cream, coconut whipped cream, ice cream, or chocolate sauce.

Fudgy brownie showing the dense, fudgy texture.

Brownies as a great Dessert

Fudgy brownies are a great choice for a delicious dessert. Not only are they rich and decadent, but they are also easy to make.

One of the reasons why brownies are considered the best dessert is their versatility. They can be served warm or cold, with or without toppings, and are perfect for any occasion, whether a birthday, a family gathering, or a casual dinner party.

What makes brownies fudgy vs. cakey

Fudgy brownies are different from cakey brownies. Cakey brownies are lighter and fluffier in texture because they contain leavening agents. In contrast, the absence of leavening agents in fudgy brownies results in a denser, fudgier texture for the brownies.

What makes brownies fudgy?

There are several factors that contribute to a fudgy brownie. The most important is the amount of fat to flour ratio. Fudgy brownies have a higher fat-to-flour ratio resulting in a thicker, chewier, and denser texture.

How many eggs for fudgy brownies

Generally, For an 8×8-inch pan, two eggs are enough to achieve a fudgy consistency, but you can use up to three eggs for a 9×13-inch pan.

Ingredients for Making Fudgy Brownies

Make these chocolaty brownies in one bowl with the following pantry-staple ingredients.

  • Semi-sweet chocolate bar: for a rich chocolatey taste
  • Unsalted butter: add for flavor
  • Granulated sugar: helps to balance the taste of the unsweetened cocoa powder. It also improves the texture of the brownies making the center soft.
  • Eggs: Makes the ingredients bind well and improves the structure of the brownies. Use egg at room temperature for a perfect outcome.
  • Pure vanilla extract: adds an inviting vanilla flavor to the brownies.
  • Unsweetened natural cocoa powder: adds a rich chocolate taste to the brownies. Feel free to use the Dutch-processed cocoa powder as an alternative.
  • All-purpose flour: unlike cakey brownies, you don’t need a lot of flour for these fudgy brownies. Ensure you use a spoon-leveled measurement to regulate the amount of flour you use.
  • Salt: balances and bring out other flavors.

How to Make Fudgy Brownies from scratch

  • Break the chocolate into chunks and melt half in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Add the sugar and butter to a large bowl, then whisk until smooth.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until just incorporated.
  • Whisk in the melted warm chocolate.
  • Shift in the cocoa powder, flour, and salt, and add the remaining chopped chocolate.
  • Fold it all together with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until evenly combined.
  • Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan and bake.
  • Bake the brownies until the edges look dry and the middle slightly underbaked.
  • Cool completely before removing from the pan so the brownies can be set before cutting into squares.
Freshly made Chocolate fudgy brownies stacked over each other.

Tips for Making Sweet Fudgy Brownies

  1. Avoid overmixing the batter: even though the batter comes to be very thick, avoid overmixing. It allows air into the batter and makes the brownies turn cakey.
  2. Avoid overbaking: Take the fudgy brownies out of the oven when the edges start pulling away from the pan’s edges, but the middle is still gooey.
  3. Let it cool before cutting: Don’t cut the brownies when they are just out of the oven. Allow them to cool at room temperature to get a perfect cut.
  4. Bake at a lower temperature: To keep your brownies fudgy and moist, bake them slightly lower than you would for cakey brownies. A temperature of 350°F (177°C) works well.

How to store Fudgy Brownies

Let your rich brownies cool entirely to room temperature before storing them. Then, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent them from drying out. You can also store them in an airtight container.

You can freeze the brownies if you plan to store them for over a day or two. After carefully wrapping each brownie in plastic wrap, put them in an airtight container or freezer bag. They will keep well in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Remove frozen brownies from the freezer and let them defrost at room temperature before unwrapping them. Alternatively, you can reheat them in the microwave or oven for a few seconds to warm them up.

How to Serve Brownies

Serve the brownies with a scoop of whipped cream, ice cream, raspberry sauce, caramel sauce, and toasted hazelnuts. Top it with extra chocolate or any type of nuts like – pecans, walnuts, and almonds.

FAQs

What Pan Should I use for my Brownies?

Use a square or rectangular baking pan that is a manageable size. An 8×8 inch or 9×9 inch pan is ideal. Using a larger pan will result in thinner brownies that will cook faster and may become dry.

How to know that the brownies are done?

You can test doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center; it should come out with a few moist crumbs attached.

Do I need baking powder or baking Soda in my brownies?

Baking powder and baking soda are leavening agents that help baked goods rise and become light and fluffy. However, Fudgy brownies are typically dense and do not require leavening agents. On the other hand, cakey brownies may require these ingredients to help them rise.

How long does it take to bake Fudgy brownies?

The baking time for chewy, fudgy brownies can vary depending on the recipe and the type of pan you are using. However, it takes about 20-30 minutes to bake in a preheated oven set to 350°F (177°C).

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Fudgy Brownies

When it comes to brownies, we don't mess around. These are the ultimate indulgent treat: rich, fudgy, and moist brownies with a shiny chewy top that will satisfy your chocolate cravings!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownies, dessert, Fudgy Brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 336.3kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate bar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter 12 tablespoon
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs large size at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dutch-process cocoa powder or unsweetened natural
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour spoon & leveled
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Position an oven rack in the middle of the oven, and heat to 350°F (177°C), then line an 8-inch pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Break up the chocolate into chunks. Melt half of it in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second intervals until they are completely melted.
  • Add the sugar and butter to a large bowl, then whisk on low speed until well combined or until the mixture is smooth, has lightened in color, and has significantly increased in volume. It should take about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until just incorporated. Whisk in the melted chocolate (warm, not hot).
  • Sift in the cocoa powder, flour, and salt, and add the remaining chopped chocolate. Fold it all together with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until just combined. The resulting batter will be very thick. Overmixing will make the brownies turn cakey.
  • Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 20 to 20 minutes. To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the pan.
  • Bake the brownies until the edges look dry and the middle looks slightly underbaked; 20 to 30 minutes. You can test doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center; it should come out with a few moist crumbs attached.
  • Cool completely before removing from the pan so the brownies can be set before cutting into squares.

Notes

  • Avoid overmixing the batter: even though the batter comes to be very thick, avoid overmixing. It allows air into the batter and makes the brownies turn cakey.
  • Avoid overbaking: Take the fudgy brownies out of the oven when the edges start pulling away from the pan’s edges, but the middle is still gooey.
  • Let it cool before cutting: Don’t cut the brownies when they are just out of the oven. Allow them to cool at room temperature to get a perfect cut.
  • Bake at a lower temperature: To keep your brownies fudgy and moist, bake them slightly lower than you would for cakey brownies. A temperature of 350°F (177°C) works well.

Nutrition

Calories: 336.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.8g | Protein: 3.4g | Fat: 19.8g | Saturated Fat: 11.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.5g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 58.9mg | Sodium: 208.5mg | Potassium: 157.7mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 27.9g | Vitamin A: 403.6IU | Calcium: 23.1mg | Iron: 2mg

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