The Gooiest Brownie Recipe You Can Make at Home
Want the fudgiest, gooiest, chocolatiest brownie recipe in the world? Join the club. We tried many brownie recipes before we got the ingredients just right. Now, even with different ovens which change the baking time, our chocolate brownies always turn out amazing.
The Staple Brownie Recipe Over the Years
Did you know that the first-known published brownie recipe appeared in a cookbook called “The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book” by Fannie Farmer in 1896? This iconic cookbook included a brownie recipe which was described as a “brownie cake” and baked in individual moulds.
This publication helped popularise brownies and solidify their place in American culinary history. Since then, brownies have evolved into countless variations, from gooey fudge brownies to chewy blondies and everything in between. It’s fascinating to see how a simple dessert has captured the hearts and taste buds of people worldwide for over a century!
Best Brownies Ever
While it seems like brownies come from the US, I can honestly say that the best brownie I have ever tried was in San Cristobal, Mexico (and the town is also one of the best things to see in Mexico!). A small bakery, Casita Demerara, offers different kinds of baked goodies, including brownies. It has nuts and big chunks of chocolate on the top. God, it was soooo good.
As we travelled around, we got cravings for those brownies so I decided to make my own. Believe me, with the fudgy brownie recipe below, it will become your signature dessert for sure. I must say it is a dangerous brownie because once you try, you keep wanting more until it’s all gone. And then you still want more…
I won’t torment you anymore! Here is our favourite brownie recipe.
The Best Gooey Brownie Recipe
- Melted and cooled unsalted butter: 250 g
- Light brown sugar: 200 g
- 4 large eggs, at room temperature
- Pure vanilla extract: 1 tablespoon or 15 ml
- Salt: 1/4 teaspoon
- All-purpose flour: 130 g
- Good quality unsweetened cocoa powder: 100 g
- Roughly chopped chocolate or large chocolate chips: 200 g
How to Make Chocolate Brownies
1.Preheat your oven to 175°C.
2. Line a 20×30 cm baking pan with parchment paper or baking paper and set it aside. (if you don’t have baking paper just grease it with some butter and sprinkle it with powdered cacao)
3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the melted butter and sugar. Whisk well until thoroughly combined.
4. Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter-sugar mixture. Beat until the mixture becomes lighter in colour, which should take about a minute.
5. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as it can affect the texture of your brownies.
6. Fold in 3/4 of the chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.
7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top evenly. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate pieces on top.
8. Bake for 25-30 minutes if you prefer your brownies slightly underdone and fudgier. As different ovens can alter the time needed, prick the brownie with a fork or toothpick. It should come back almost dry but still slightly chocolatey. You can also test it by whether it’s just set to the touch and the middle is more firm and less jiggly. If you prefer well-set and firm brownies, bake for 35-40 minutes instead.
9. Note: The brownies will continue to bake and set in the hot pan after removing them from the oven.
10. After cooling for 15-20 minutes, carefully remove the brownies from the pan and allow them to cool to room temperature before slicing them into 16 brownies. They will continue to set as they cool.
These brownies are delicious on their own, but you can also serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of chocolate sauce for extra indulgence. Dusting them with powdered sugar or adding a dollop of whipped cream can also elevate their presentation.
Tips for Taking This Chocolate Brownie Recipe to the Next Level
- Testing to see if they’re done: Brownies can be a bit tricky to gauge whether they’re done due to their fudgy texture. To check if they’re done, gently touch the centre of the brownies. It should be set but still slightly soft. If you prefer a fudgier texture, remove them from the oven when the centre no longer jiggles.
- Experiment with extra fillings: While this brownie recipe calls for chopped chocolate or chocolate chips, feel free to get creative and add other ingredients like nuts, dried fruits, or even a swirl of peanut butter. I even like to add some maca powder to it. Walnuts are another favourite.
- Storage: If you have any leftovers (which is rare because they’re so delicious!), store the brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also freeze them for longer-term storage.
Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or simply treating yourself, these brownies are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. I love to bring them to parties or gatherings and it’s always a success. I’m usually asked for the recipe too, so here it is!
Enjoy Your Chocolate Brownies!
If you enjoyed this fudgy brownie recipe, I invite you to check out our other delightful recipes as well! We have a scrumptious Strawberry Cheesecake recipe with creamy filling and a tangy strawberry topping. And if you’re in the mood for cookies, try Matt’s speciality – classic chocolate chip cookies!
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