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The Best Chewy Fudge Brownie (From Scratch) Recipe In The World!

An easy fudge brownie from scratch recipe. Homemade brownies with chocolate and cocoa powder baked to fudge-y perfection. Learn how to get chewy fudge brownies with that seductive but elusive crackly top. These brownies are rich and dense and perfect!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 16 Brownies
Calories 174kcal
Author Debs


  • 1 1/4 cup dark chocolate chocolate
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 160c or 320f.
  • Melt the butter and the chocolate together in a bowl set over a simmering pan of water.
  • While the chocolate and butter are melting place the eggs and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whip on high until stiff and glossy.
  • Sift the flour and cocoa powder together and whisk in the salt.
  • Line a 9 x 9 square pan with some baking parchment or greaseproof paper.
  • Pour the melted chocolate slowly into the egg mixture and fold in using a spatula.
  • Once the chocolate is incorporated, add the cocoa powder and flour into the chocolate mixture pour into the tin.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Turn the pan around and bake for another 6-8 minutes.


Note: To check for doneness, gentle press the top of the brownie. If the top is firm and shiny with a crackly top then they’re done.
Note 2: This brownie is the perfect place to make a show if high quality sea salt. Sprinkle over an extra teaspoon of Maldon.