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The Best Chocolate Brownie Ever

Updated: May 2, 2023

It is a bold statement I know but this really is the best chocolate brownie EVER. Meltingly rich and with a deep chocolate flavour these make the best teatime treat or decadent dessert all year round.

Developing this recipe was a real labour of love. It was most certainly worth it though. They are now one of my most requested bakes to date and that is a true testament to the fact that they are the best brownies ever. I have been making this brownie recipe for over a decade and it cannot be beaten. For me a brownie that is almost meltingly undercooked is perfection but of course, you can cook yours a little longer if you prefer its fudgier cousin.

"Anyone who tries to make a brownie without butter should be arrested." Ina Garten

Here's the thing a true brownie is not a health food nor should it be. It is made from all things wonderful and delicious and life is about balance meaning there is always a time and place for a real brownie - so enjoy it.


The Best Chocolate Brownie Ever


Ingredients


Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 25 mins

Servings: 12-20 depending on the shape and size you cut them.


  • 200g good quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)

  • 250g unsalted butter

  • 260g caster sugar

  • 100g light soft brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 80g cocoa powder

  • 65g plain flour

  • 4 large eggs

Optional additions: Chocolate chunks/chips, chopped nuts, swirls of peanut butter/Nutella/caramel, dried cranberries etc.


Method:


Preheat to 180°C and line a 25 x 20cm pan with parchment paper.


Break or chop the chocolate into small pieces and add to a large bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Add the butter and allow them to gently melt together.


In a second bowl sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together.


In a jug beat the eggs together just to break them up.


Once the butter and chocolate have melted smoothly together take it off the heat and add the sugar. Stir to combine and then add the eggs. Whisk them in well until the mixture is a silky consistency.


Fold in the dry ingredients until just combined and any additions if you are using them.


Pour it into your prepared tin and bake in the oven for about 25 minutes. Trust me you do not want to overcook these so make sure you pull it out of the oven when the middle is still gooey but the edges have become a little springy.


Leave it to cool in the pan and then cut it up however you like.



 

Trust me these are the best brownies ever, eaten warm from the oven they are melting and rich with chocolate - they make an amazing dessert with whipped cream or ice cream. Or after cooling they accompany a cup of coffee very well. Enjoy.

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