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Homemade Brownies

June 21, 2015 (Last Updated: June 19, 2020)

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Rich Homemade Chocolate Brownies can be whipped up in just under 20 minutes and then baked.

A brownie on a plate with a fork next to one bite of the brownie.

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 or maybe 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 to 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!

A brownie square on a white plate with a fork.

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.

A single brownie on a plate with a plate of brownies in the background.

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Don’t forget to PIN for later! A stack of brownies with a piece of parchment paper between each brownie.

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A brownie on a plate with a fork next to one bite of the brownie.

Homemade Brownies

Chocolate Brownies
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 406 kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In a large bowl add butter and chopped chocolate.
  • 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.
  • Add sugar.
  • Mix in eggs and coffee and vanilla.
  • Mix in flour and baking soda.
  • Pour into a lightly sprayed 9 x 11 inch baking dish.
  • Bake for 35 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before cutting and serving.



Serving: 1pieceCalories: 406kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 5gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 199mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 2gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 532IUCalcium: 23mgIron: 3mg
Keyword brownies, chocolate brownies
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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.

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    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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