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Best Fudgy Brownies

I love to use this fudgy brownie recipe when bringing treats to work. When I was growing up, I helped my mother make delicious, hearty meals and these fudgy brownies for our farm family of eight. —Judy Cunningham, Max, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 1-1/3 cups butter, softened
  • 2-2/3 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until the top is dry and the center is set. Cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 189 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Potempa
    Aug 5, 2019

    These brownies were awesi

  • Nan Mock
    May 1, 2019

    I baked these brownies to share with the first graders in the classroom where I work. And they give this recipe 20 thumbs up! Nice and fudgy, delicious. I added in some semisweet chocolate chips, too!

  • ebramkamp
    Mar 5, 2019

    Yummy!!! Chocolatey goodness. I added some mini chocolate chips to the batter because my philosophy with chocolate is more is better. These had nice edges but were soft and fudgy in the center.

  • bonito15
    Jan 25, 2019

    The perfect brownie - husband was craving just a plain fudgy brownie so i found this recipe it was easy and he has already eaten through half the pan - enough said. Super good

  • pajamaangel
    Jan 22, 2019

    These brownies were amazing. Rave reviews from my guests. They were lightly crisp on the outside and chewy and fudgy on the inside. I baked them exactly as the recipe stated so there isn't an issue with the recipe. I will be making these again to satisfy that chocolate craving when it hits. Fantastic!

  • danielleylee
    Feb 20, 2018

    I made these for work and everyone loved them! Big hit. Light and airy.

  • amsm
    Feb 17, 2018

    We loved these brownies. They were fudgy and thick and perfect with confectioners sugar on top! It is important to note that the recipe states to bake until the top is dry and middle is set, not until a toothpick tests clean.

  • Bremo87
    Aug 19, 2016

    I have to agree with other reviewers; these are not fudgy at all. They are more cake like if anything. They are also way too sweet, you cannot even taste the coco. Mine were not dry as others have said but definitely not a typical fudgy brownie. I will not make these again.

  • Bgloria
    Apr 24, 2016

    The best brownie recipe. Did have to cook for an additional 10 min.

  • Lookingatthesun
    Apr 3, 2016

    My family loved this recipe. The brownies were moist and yummy! Saving this one for later use!