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Fudgy Brownies

These Fudgy Brownies are easy gooey chocolate brownies with cocoa powder that are extra fudgy and best served with a cold glass of milk and a scoop of vanilla ice cream! This small batch recipe makes 4 – 6 brownies.

Fudgy brownies have a higher fat-to-flour ratio than cakey ones. So these have more fat, in this case, butter. A cakey batch of brownies has more flour and relies on baking powder for fluffiness.

Dark brown sugar helps create that chewy super fudgy texture. Chewy brownies must be slightly under baked.  If you over bake them you will lose the fudginess.

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How to make Small Batch Fudgy Brownies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Lightly spray a 6-inch square baking pan with non-stick baking spray.

Line with 6×10 inch parchment paper and spray again. Set aside.

a parchment paper sling placed in a cake pan.

In a saucepan (or microwave) heat the butter until completely melted.

Combine hot melted butter, oil, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk well for about one minute.

butter, oil, and sugar in a bowl with a red spatula.

Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until lighter in color, about one minute.

eggs and vanilla mixed into the butter mixture in a bowl.

Gently fold in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt into the wet ingredients until just combined (do NOT over mix).

fudgy brownie batter mixed in a bowl.

Pour batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top out evenly.

Small Batch Fudgy Brownies batter in a cake pan.
Small Batch Fudgy Brownies

Optional – Top with chocolate chunks, chocolate chips, or nuts.

Bake for 40 – 45 minutes until the center of the brownies in the pan no longer jiggles. If testing with a toothpick, the toothpick should come out fudgy for chewy fudge-textured brownies.

Cool in the pan on a wire rack. The brownies will keep baking in the hot pan out of the oven.

For the ultimate chewy texture, place the brownies in the fridge for an hour after baking and cooling at room temperature.

Remove by lifting the parchment paper that is hanging over the edges of the pan. Slice into 4 – 6 brownies.

4 chewy Fudgiest Brownies Ever stacked in a pile.
Fudgiest Brownies Ever

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Fudgy Brownies

These Fudgy Brownies are easy gooey chocolate brownies with cocoa powder that are extra fudgy and best served with a cold glass of milk and a scoop of vanilla ice cream! This small batch recipe makes 4–6 brownies.


4.63 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Brownies
Calories 391 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Optional – chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, or nuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Lightly spray a 6 inch square baking pan with non-stick baking spray.
  • Line with a 6”x10” parchment paper and spray again. Set aside.
  • In a sauce pan (or microwave) heat the butter until completely melted.
  • Combine hot melted butter, oil, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk well for about one minute.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until lighter in color, about one minute.
  • Gently fold in the flour, cocoa powder and salt into the wet ingredients until just combined (do NOT over mix).
  • Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing the top out evenly.
  • Optional – Top with chocolate chunks, chocolate chips, or nuts.
  • Bake for 40 – 45 minutes until the center of the brownies in the pan no longer jiggles. If testing with a toothpick, the toothpick should come out fudgy for chewy fudge-textured brownies.
  • Cool in the pan on a wire rack. The brownies will keep baking in the hot pan out of the oven.
  • Remove by lifting with the parchment paper that is hanging over the edges of the pan. Slice into 4 – 6 brownies. For the ultimate chewy texture, place the brownies in the fridge for an hour after baking and cooling at room temperature.

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Notes

  • Chewy brownies must be slightly under baked.  If you over bake them you will lose the fudginess.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 391kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 5gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 127mgPotassium: 172mgFiber: 3gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 552IUCalcium: 39mgIron: 2mg
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dors

Tuesday 1st of February 2022

do not have a 6 in pan so what other size can I use

Zona

Tuesday 1st of February 2022

Hi Dors, a 6x6 inch pan will work best for this recipe but you might be able to use an 8x4 loaf pan. The thickness of the brownies may be different and it could change how long you need to bake them. Good luck

Corina Morgan

Monday 25th of October 2021

These brownies were fudgey and so delicious!! Best recipe I’ve tried 😀

Zona

Tuesday 26th of October 2021

Hi Corina, I love these brownies too and I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Thanks :)

Nancy

Sunday 14th of February 2021

Can I use my 6” round cake pan for this recipe? Same baking time?

Zona

Sunday 14th of February 2021

Hi Nancy, a round pan may not hold as much volume as the square. If you decide to try it, you want the batter to fill about half way up the sides of the pan for the same baking time. If your batter goes up higher than that you may need to bake longer. Let me know how it turns out for you.