My husband LOVES brownies and since I did something last week that upset him, I thought I could help make it up by preparing his favorite dessert. He likes them best when they are chewy on the edges and fudgy in the middle. I have a trusted recipe I've been using for years and thought I'd share it with you.
This recipe is super easy and you can pull it together in just minutes. Here are the ingredients you'll need:
1 cup flour
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
optional: nuts of your choice and/or semisweet chocolate chips/chunks
Preheat your oven to 350° and lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together your flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa powder until combined and lump free. In a separate mixing bowl, stir together your sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla until combined.
Mix your wet ingredients into you dry and mix until everything is incorporated. I find it easiest to use a rubber spatula to scrape all your dry ingredients from the side and bottom of your bowl. Once everything is mixed together, pour your brownie batter into your baking dish and use your spatula to level it out before popping it in the oven.
You will bake your brownies for 25-30 minutes (depending on your oven) until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. When the brownies come out of the oven, set the dish on a cooling rack and do not touch them until they are completely cooled. Cutting them when they are still hot will only give you a crumbly (but delicious, yes) mess.
This recipe will give you the best fudge-like brownies that are a bit chewy on the edges. Eat them alone or with a scoop of your favorite ice cream. If you plan to give this recipe a try, make sure you post a picture on Instagram and tag me in it. I'd love to hear what you think of them!