5 from 8 votes
Simply Perfect Brownies from Scratch
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

The fudgiest, gooiest brownies, with the deepest, darkest, most intense chocolate flavor EVER! From scratch, pantry staples, just one bowl, no mixer needed.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownies
Servings: 16
Calories: 314 kcal
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F, and mist a 9 by 9-inch or 9 by 13-inch pan with non-stick spray.  Line with parchment.
  2. Place the sugar, butter, cocoa, and salt in a large microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in one-minute increments, stirring, until the butter is completely melted and the mixture feels very warm to the touch.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, stirring after each addition.
  4. Stir in the flour and baking powder.
  5. Stir in the vanilla.
  6. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and bake for 45-60 minutes, or until set around the edges but still soft towards the middle.
  7. Cool completely in the pan, then transfer to a cutting board and cut into squares.

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Recipe Notes

1/22/2016 Update: This recipe has been edited slightly, for ease of use. Butter, sugar, cocoa, and salt may also be heated over a double-boiler.

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Nutrition Facts
Simply Perfect Brownies from Scratch
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Potassium 221mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 31g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 10.1%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.