Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Updated on November 27, 2018
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I love baking of all types: cakes, biscuits, cookies, pies, breads, muffins, and much more!

Yummy homemade dark chocolate brownies.
Yummy homemade dark chocolate brownies.

For Thanksgiving this year, I baked deliciously dark and fudgey chocolate brownies for dessert. I was delighted because everybody loved them. Now, I am already thinking about making them again for Christmas next month.

These brownies have just the right amount of sweetness with a deep, bittersweet chocolate flavor. I used less sugar than other recipes typically call for because I wanted the combination of bittersweet chocolate and caramel to be the main attraction. I also added ground espresso to make them extra special.

If you are looking for the best fudgey chocolate brownies, I think you have come to the right place! I highly recommended using organic Belgian dark cocoa powder because it offers a very smooth and deep flavor. Believe it or not, my husband bought organic cocoa powder without my knowledge. To be honest, I was fine with any kind of cocoa powder. However, he said since I was baking for Thanksgiving, I should use special ingredients. I agreed with him.

The best way to enjoy the brownies is with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. Either way, they're delicious. I hope you will try this recipe. I hope you and your family will enjoy them as much as we do!

Ingredients

For the brownies:

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar (add another half-cup if you prefer sweeter brownies)
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup organic Belgian dark cocoa powder (any kind will do)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon ground espresso

For the topping:

  • Salted chocolate caramel sauce (or make your own chocolate sauce)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnut
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Grease a 7x11" baking pan with room temperature butter or nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, sieve the flour, cocoa powder, salt, ground espresso, and baking powder. Set aside.
  4. In a pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract into the melted butter. Stir to combine the mixture with a whisker or spatula.
  6. Gradually add the flour mixture and the chocolate chips into the wet mixture. Stir to combine the mixture completely.
  7. Pour evenly into prepared pan. Smooth the top with a spoon or spatula.
  8. Bake brownies for 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Place brownies on a wire cool rack. Let it cool completely before taking it out from the pan.
  10. After brownies have cooled, drizzle the chocolate sauce on top. Sprinkle chopped walnuts and chocolate chips as desired.
  11. Place brownies on a cutting board and cut into 15-18 pieces.
  12. Serve immediately.

Photo Tutorial

The ingredients.
The ingredients.
Melt the butter in a pan.
Melt the butter in a pan.
In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
Gradually add the dry mixture into the melted butter.
Gradually add the dry mixture into the melted butter.
Use a whisker to whisk the ingredients.
Use a whisker to whisk the ingredients.
Transfer the batter into the prepared pan.
Transfer the batter into the prepared pan.
Spread the batter evenly.
Spread the batter evenly.
Add some walnuts and chocolate chips on top.
Add some walnuts and chocolate chips on top.
Take out the brownies from the oven and let them cool completely before removing from the pan.
Take out the brownies from the oven and let them cool completely before removing from the pan.
Pour the chocolate sauce or caramel on top of brownies.
Pour the chocolate sauce or caramel on top of brownies.

Questions & Answers

    © 2018 Liza

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      • lizmalay profile imageAUTHOR

        Liza 

        2 weeks ago from Herriman,UT

        Thanks very much, Linda! The brownies were delicious. Everybody loved the fact that I mixed espresso flavor in the brownies.

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        Linda Crampton 

        2 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

        I think the idea of making and eating chocolate and coffee brownies with a salted caramel sauce is wonderful. Thank you very much for sharing the recipe, Liza.

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