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Fudgy Chocolate Brownies Made From Scratch

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

These fudgy chocolate brownies are bursting with chocolate chunks! So, if you love chocolate, this will be your new favorite brownie recipe. Seriously. The recipe has you add almost a cup of semisweet chocolate chunks. And all this added chocolate makes them absolutely heavenly! In between sweet, gooey bites of brownie, there are bright bursts of straight chocolate. And these melt-in-your-mouth pieces of chocolate are interspersed throughout the brownies.

fudgy chocolate brownie held in a hand


And, since I was careful not to overcook them, they were insanely, wonderfully fudgy. Plus, I used Dark Chocolate cocoa powder in the batter, so they almost look black on the inside. And are super rich and mouthwatering as a direct result.

Oh, and did I mention that they’re just all around amazing? It’s true. So if you consider yourself a chocolate lover, you HAVE to make this brownie recipe.

To help walk you through the process, I took some in-progress pictures of my batter. This should help to show you what your batter should look like during each of the different stages of the recipe.

stack of gooey brownies

So it all starts with the wet ingredients.

Cream together the sugar, butter, and oil until it’s smooth. Then add your eggs and a dash of vanilla for flavor. After this, add your dry ingredients to the bowl and mix until the batter is just combined. Over mixing your batter is bad. It will make for tougher, chewier brownies.

And the best part of this recipe is how the brownies just melt in your mouth. So do your best to get rid of the lumps without mixing it too much.

eggs being beaten in a bowl by a hand mixer
chopped chunks of chocolate

After your batter is all mixed together, it’s time for the chocolate. I used a bar of semisweet chocolate and then cut it with a sharp knife into smaller pieces. Of course, you can use chocolate chips, but I wanted a little more pizzazz with my brownies so I opted for actual, rough cut chocolate pieces.

Once my chocolate was chopped into bite sized pieces, I folded between 1/2 to 3/4 of the chocolate into the batter. I reserved the rest to sprinkle over the top.

chocolate shavings on top of a brownie

Then I popped it into the oven until it was perfectly fudgy. Getting fudgy brownies requires some attention on your part. I actually removed my brownies from the oven before they were fully done baking. But they continued to cook in the hot pan outside of the oven. And they were set to the touch and no longer super wiggly when I removed the pan from the heat.

However the toothpick did not come out clean when I used it to check the doneness. Ergo, it’s a delicate dance.

But if you can get it just right, it’s so incredibly delicious. So in my opinion, the end product is absolutely, without question worth the guess work. And just look at that chocolate! It’s more than I could ever resist. And if you’re a true chocolate fan, I’ll bet the same is true for you, too.

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Super Fudgy Brownies From Scratch


Units Scale
  • 1 c Unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 c brown sugar, packed
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 c flour
  • 1 c cocoa powder
  • 7 oz semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the melted butter, oil, and sugars together in a bowl and beat until smooth.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until the batter turns a lighter color.
  4. Sift in the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Do NOT overmix the batter. Only mix until everything is homogenous.
  5. Fold 3/4 of the semisweet chocolate pieces into the batter.
  6. Pour the batter into a parchment paper lined 9 x 13 inch pan.
  7. Top the brownies with the reserved chocolate.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes for fudgy brownies or 30-35 minutes for firmer brownies. Fudgy brownies are done when the top is set to the touch and the center isn’t jiggly anymore. Firmer brownies are ready when a toothpick comes out clean. (Note: The toothpick won’t come out clean for fudgy brownies.)
  9. Remove from heat and allow to cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes. Then carefully take them out of the pan (this part is easier with a second pair of hands) and set on a wire rack to cool fully before serving.

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brownies with chocolate chunks

Thanks to Cafe Delites for the recipe!

melted chocolate on a brownie

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