This is the BEST brownie recipe! With crispy edges, fudgy centers and rich, chocolate flavor, these homemade brownies will disappear in no time.

For years I couldn’t seem to find a recipe for brownies that met my standards. Anytime I baked homemade brownies I wanted them to taste just like the ones I ate as a young girl on the west side of Detroit – super-fudgy, moist, and chocolatey, with crispy edges and crackly tops. But the thing is these brownies didn’t come from a recipe. We always made them from a box.

These days I prefer to bake from scratch, but no brownie recipe I tried could live up to the chocolate brownies of my childhood.

Best Homemade Brownies

Have you ever wanted to make from scratch brownies? These fudgy, gooey brownies are so easy to make, you’ll never make brownies from a box again.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Calories 302 kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
  • 2 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cup mini, semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter.
  • Add sugar and stir until combined.
  • Remove from heat and pour into heat-proof mixing bowl.
  • Stir in eggs, one at a time.
  • Add vanilla and stir until combined.
  • Stir in cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and flour until combined. 
  • Stir in chocolate chips. 
  • Spread brownie batter into prepared, parchment-lined 9-by-13-inch pan.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean. Don’t over-bake.


Calories: 302kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 113mgPotassium: 231mgFiber: 3gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 290IUCalcium: 37mgIron: 2.4mg
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