Easy Homemade Brownies Recipe

Everyone needs a homemade brownies recipe! These brownies have soft fudgy centers, crispy-chewy edges, and a rich chocolatey flavor! It’s simply irresistible!

homemade brownies recipe

The Best Brownie Recipe

I’m not a big dessert-loving person, but brownies have always held a special place in my sugarless heart. I love love love the sweet chocolatey flavor and soft texture. I tried recipe after recipe and I just couldn’t find the perfect combination of soft and chewy, slightly fudgy and full of flavor. So what did I do? I set out to create the perfect brownie recipe! After several failures and a ton of cocoa powder later, voila!

homemade brownies recipe

Brownie Recipe Ingredients List

I wanted an easy brownie recipe with few ingredients. If you’re like me, the urge to make brownies can hit out of nowhere. I don’t always have time to run to the store or hunt down any random ingredients in the pantry. This homemade brownie recipe is simple.

psst…. if you’re looking for an easy brownie recipe for kids, this is it!

  • Butter– I used melted butter instead of softened butter.
  • Eggs- 4 eggs might sound like a lot, but it’s the perfect amount. Don’t forget to whip those eggs, just the right amount.
  • Sugar- I like to use raw sugar because of its texture.
  • Vanilla Extract- Nothing compares to real vanilla extract. Grab some real vanilla extract for this recipe.
  • Cocoa Powder- a brownie recipe with cocoa powder is obvious because you need cocoa powder to make the perfect homemade brownie recipe.
  • Baking Powder + Salt- These will be our leavening agents
  • Flour- I use unbleached flour to bake with.
  • Oil– Although I used melted butter, I decided to add a little oil at the end.
homemade brownies recipe

Easy Homemade Brownies Recipe

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homemade brownies recipe

Easy Homemade Brownies Recipe

  • Author: Johnniemay McDonald
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 pieces 1x


Delicious homemade brownies with fudgy centers, crispy chewy edges, and rich cocoa flavor.


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  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar, I use raw cane sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare your baking pan. I used an 8×8 square pan. I cut a piece of parchment paper and placed it in the baking pan.
  2. In a bowl, I whisked together the cooled melted butter, oil, and 4 eggs. Make sure you cooled the eggs completely before adding them.
  3. Add the sugar and vanilla extract. Set the wet ingredients aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and flour. 
  5. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until they are well combined. Then pour the batter into your prepared baking pan. 
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking

Keywords: brownies

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