Extra Thick and Fudgy Homemade Brownies

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9 large brownies 1x



  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon coffee flavored extract (optional)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9 by 9 inch baking pan by spraying with nonstick spray, and then lining with parchment paper leaving excess hanging over two sides of the pan.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Remove from the heat. Stir in sugar and chocolate chips. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing between additions. Then add vanilla extract, and coffee extract (optional).
  4. In a separate bowl, mix cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the saucepan, and mix together. Do not over mix. When there are still a few small lumps of unmixed flour and cocoa powder visible, stop mixing.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 32-38 minutes. The top should look shiny and a little bit crackled.
  6. Allow the brownies to cool completely (this will take several hours), and then lift them out of the pan using the parchment paper. Cut into bars. A plastic knife if the best tool for cutting brownies!


  • Serving Size: 1 Brownie
  • Calories: 509
  • Sugar: 50g
  • Sodium: 340mg
  • Fat: 26g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8.4g
  • Trans Fat: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 65g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 137mg