Classic Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe

A sweet and fudgy chocolate dessert favorite by most children. This classic dark chocolate brownies recipe can be topped with peanuts or other dark chocolates.

Classic Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Origin of the dish

Classic Dark Chocolate Brownies or just simply brownie is a chocolate baked confection which is then cut into square or rectangular serving shapes. It is basically made of chocolate chips and/or cocoa powder, flour, butter, a generous amount of sugar and eggs. It is then baked and can be topped with a topping of your preference. The brownies were originated in the United States. However, there is a famous theory of its origin which is from that of Bertha Palmer, an American businesswoman and head of the Board of Lady Managers for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Her husband owned a hotel named Palmer House Hotel. She directed the Palmer House pastry chefs to prepare a dessert that would be suitable for lunch boxes at the Woman’s Pavilion. So, they came up with the dessert which we now call brownie. The dessert became famous, but they weren’t called brownie before. The first mentioned brownies which came from American cookbooks occurred just several years later.

When is a brownie typically served?

A chocolate brownie is typically served as dessert in every meal however many people specially the sweet lovers consider brownie as a quick snack. It is commonly eaten by hand paired with milk. It is also served with a whipped cream or a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top. It is very common in coffee shops, bars, or restaurants and is served per slice and can be sold per box as well.

Kitchen Utensils Needed When Making Brownies

Brownies may be a bit challenging to make since you need to be proportional with the ingredients to come up with the best result that you wanted. Aside from it, you will also be needing the appropriate kitchen tools and equipment in making a good fudgy brownie.

  • Oven
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Whisk
  • Bowls
  • Baking pan
  • Spatula
  • Parchment paper
  • Plastic Serrated knife
  • Serving plate

Classic Dark Chocolate Brownies’ Primary Ingredients – Flour, Chocolates and/or Cocoa Powder, Eggs, Sugar and Butter

Baking brownie may vary according to your preference, it could be cakey or fudgy. It depends on the proportion of your ingredients. For those living in rural areas, it may be a bit hard to get the listed ingredients but the good news is that, we made sure to use the only required ingredients to attain the best brownie taste. These ingredients can be bought at malls and some may even be available in supermarkets or pastry shops. You just need to make sure you find the good quality and as much as possible exact ingredient in order to make a perfect brownies. Do not forget about the proportions of the measurements of each ingredients. For example, if you want to have a flavorful result, you need to use melted chocolate chips not just the cocoa powder. And if you want it to be more cakey, increase the ratio of the flour. You can adjust accordingly based on preference.

Interesting Facts

  • Another variation of the chocolate brownie is the blonde brownies.
  • Chocolate brownies has its own holiday and it is every December 8th.
  • January 22 is National Blonde Brownie Day.
  • Walnuts are the most popular brownie mix-in.

Tips and Tricks When Making Brownie

  • If you want your brownies to be more cake-like, you may add the ratio of the flour and decrease the butter.
  • You can bake chocolate-free brownies, it is called “blonde brownies” which is made of just sugar, eggs, flour and butter.
  • It is better to use plastic serrated knife to avoid the brownies to stick in cutting them into serving sizes.


  • 125g melted butter
  • 200g melted dark chocolates
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
  • White chocolate chips on top (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C or 338°F.

    In a large mixing bowl, put in melted butter and add the white and brown sugar. Whisk together thoroughly.

    Classic Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe
  2. Add the egg one at a time. Then pour in the vanilla essence.

    Classic Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe
  3. Pour in next the melted dark chocolates and mix well.

    Classic Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe
  4. Add next the cocoa powder and all-purpose flour and mix well together.

    Classic Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe
  5. Transfer over to a baking pan with parchment paper at the bottom. Spread evenly to the side.

    Classic Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe
  6. In this recipe, the white chocolate chips on top is options. If you prefer to use it, sprinkle the white chocolate chips on top, then bake at 170° C for 30-35 minutes.

    Tip: You will know that the brownie is cooked already by using toothpick method. Insert a toothpick in the center of your brownie and if it comes out clean, without any batter sticking to the toothpick, it means that the brownie is done.

    Classic Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe
  7. Let cool and cut into serving sizes. Serve and indulge!

    Classic Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe

In the modern days, there are a lot ways of making brownies and its ingredients has evolved like flourless brownies, the butterless brownies and more. Now you can even make one, if you are a beginner, you can start from the basic by using the basic ingredients of brownies with the help of this recipe. Many considered brownies as their comfort food. Now’s the time for you to bake one at the comfort of your own kitchen. You can now say bye-bye to take-out brownies!