brownies, brownies, oh my!

Posted: 12/23/2009 in recipes

i’m posting this here for my future reference.

i never, ever want to lose this recipe.

i’m telling you what.

these are the bestest, ever!


what brownie gets better each day.

what brownie gets more fudgey each day.

just look at it.


you just can’t go wrong with this.

click on the picture for recipe or see below.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups Double-Dutch Dark Cocoa or Dutch-process cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, optional


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 10″ x 15″ jelly roll pan or a 9″ x 13″ pan. For guaranteed easy removal of the brownies, line the greased pan with parchment, and grease the parchment.
1) In a microwave-safe bowl, or in a saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter.
2) Add the sugar, stirring to combine. Remove from heat.
3) Stir in the cocoa, espresso powder, salt, baking powder, and vanilla.
4) Whisk in the eggs, stirring until smooth.
5) Add the flour, chips, and optional nuts, again stirring until smooth.
6) Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
7) Bake the brownies for 28 to 34 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. The brownies should feel set on the edges, and barely set in the center.
8) Remove the brownies from the oven, and cool for at least 1 hour before cutting.
9) Use a 1 1/2″ round cutter to cut as many circles as possible (about 46) out of the brownies in a 10″ x 15″ pan. You’ll get about 38 from a 9″ x 13″ pan. Wrap well; enjoy the leftover scraps.
10) Just before serving, garnish the brownies with whipped cream, shaved chocolate, and a dusting of espresso powder.

i should mention too, that i do not use nuts or espresso powder.

i also am in love with lining the 9×13 with unbleached parchment paper… then i’m only dirtying a pan. the 9×13 just needs a quick wash.

  1. simplyaltered says:

    hey, I may want to try some of these. Where go you get espresso powder? not sure I have ever seen it.

  2. breanna says:

    oh no. i forgot to mention i didn’t use espresso powder or nuts. i’ll fix that… i’ve never used it either. not sure if you can purchase it locally… this recipe is king arthur flour’s and they do sell it on their website.

  3. Traci says:

    Thanks for posting this, it looks delicious. It’s pure torture 😛

  4. Heather says:

    traci I’m working on altering it with alternative sweetners… course the choc chips still would have sugar unless you went with unsweetened…. hmmmm… this might be more work than I bargened for! lol

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