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Homemade Brownies

June 21, 2015 (Last Updated: January 26, 2019)

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Rich Homemade Chocolate Brownies

I am a brownie lover!  Are you???  I don’t think I  know anyone who really doesn’t love homemade brownies.  However, I have met a lot of people who don’t love making homemade brownies.  How can that be?  So many just buy a boxed mix and call it good.

I’ve made brownies from a box maybe once…might be stretching it to twice.  To tell you the truth, homemade brownies are super easy to make and so much better than the boxed kind.

The one time I made from a boxed mix, I thought, “This really isn’t any easier than from scratch.”  My challenge to you, if you haven’t made brownies from scratch is…Give it a TRY!!!

Rich and Chocolaty Homemade Brownies

This brownie recipe is a new one for me.  I usually make a fudgier brownie, but a friend recently made me a brownie that was much cakier and I decided it was time to make some changes to my brownie. I played around with my original recipe and  I think I’ve found a winner!

These brownies are still chocolaty and moist but they have a bit more rise to them.  You wouldn’t classify them as a cake, but you could say they are a cakier brownie!

Homemade Brownies

This recipe uses 4 ounces of unsweetened chocolate.  You can find this in the baking section of your grocery store.  The one I buy comes as one big bar.  I just chop it into large chunks to help it melt a little easier.

You will melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave. (Use a large bowl because you will be mixing everything into this one bowl!)  This only takes two minutes in my microwave.  However, I only heat it for one minute increments and stir well between each minute.  The butter melts much faster than the chocolate and you don’t want it to burn.

Once the butter is melted, it is hot and will continue to melt the chocolate.  Just let it sit for a minute and then stir again.   Let this mixture cool before adding the eggs.  I always add the sugar first so it helps cool the chocolaty mixture.

Don’t let the coffee in this recipe scare you off.  You’d never even know it was in there if you weren’t the one making these brownies.  The coffee just enhances the chocolate and makes it a little richer.  I just use leftover coffee from my morning coffee, but you could brew a cup just for making these brownies too.

Homemade Chocolate Brownies

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5 from 1 vote
Homemade Brownies
Homemade Brownies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Chocolate Brownies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, chocolate brownies
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 405 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 4 oz unsweetened Chocolate cut into chunks
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cups coffee
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a large bowl add butter and chopped chocolate.
  3. Melt butter in chocolate in microwave. Only heat for one minute at a time stirring each time. This usually only takes two minutes total. Let mixture sit a bit until completely melted and then cooled.
  4. Add sugar.
  5. Mix in eggs and coffee and vanilla.
  6. Mix in flour and baking soda.
  7. Pour into a lightly sprayed 3 qt. glass baking dish.
  8. Bake for 35 minutes.
  9. Let cool completely before cutting and serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 199mg9%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Fred G
    November 21, 2018 at 10:13 am

    5 stars
    Brownies are one of my favorite desserts

  • Reply
    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
    June 23, 2015 at 4:57 am

    Gah! Kathy, I’m in love. These look so chocolatey and delicious. 🙂 Thank you for sharing. I usually make my brownies from scratch, but I’ll have to try this more cakey version.

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    June 22, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Yessss! I LOVE brownies. I bet that coffee is fantastic in there! I totally want to faceplant in that stack!

    • Reply
      June 22, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Go ahead…I won’t tell anyone!

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