Delicious Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

Fudgy chocolate brownie recipe
A sprinkle of icing sugar always helps!

Chocolate Brownies are an old favourite of mine, having first baked them during a school trip with primary school and was hooked from there on in.

I do find Brownies are a bit hit and miss, I like them really fudgy and chewy but it’s actually quite hard to get them just right, especially the chewiness, which generally remains elusive. Often, they are just too sloppy and have to go back in the oven for 10 minutes. Having said that, they do need to be slightly undercooked to get that ‘fudginess’.

Prep: 10min › Bake: 35min › Cooling 20min  › Ready in 1 hr.

What you’ll need


2x large bowls (one should be heat-proof)

Brownie tin

Baking parchment

Electric hand-held whisk





Cooling rack




150 g best dark chocolate

3 medium eggs

125 g unsalted butter

300 g caster sugar (or soft brown)

75 g plain Flour

40 g cocoa powder (Dutch-processed is preferable)

Dash of Vanilla Essence

Icing sugar for sprinkling


Best dark chocolate brownies
Use your best dark chocolate. 



  1. Heat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4
  2. Grease and line your tin (about 20cm square) with baking parchment.
  3. Break up the chocolate and place it with the butter into a microwavable bowl and carefully melt it either in the microwave (or use the Bain Marie method) if you prefer. I use the microwave but do watch out as it can burn quite quickly.
  4. Place the eggs and sugar in a separate large bowl and whisk together until pale and a thick-ish consistency.
  5. Slowly add the melted chocolate mixture
  6. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder gently folding it in with a spoon. Don’t over mix at this point.
  7. If you’re adding nuts/dates do so now.
  8. spoon the mixture into the lined tin. Smooth with the back of a spoon and place into the centre of the oven.

Bake the brownies for 35 minutes or until they have formed a nice crust on top which (hopefully will crack) in traditional brownie style. Place foil over the top if you need to to stop it burning. My oven tends to scorch the top a little so I will pace foil over the top after 15 mins or so. When cooked the Brownie should be a bit squidgy in the middle, but it will continue cooking for a while as it cools, so don’t overcook it or it will lose its fudgy texture and become cake-like.

Leave the brownies cooling for 20 minutes, then cut them into squares. If you like you can sprinkle some icing sugar on top.


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Serve with Ice cream, cream, (or both).

Please see individual packets for nutritional info.



    • Samantha
      March 8, 2017 / 7:18 am

      Looks great, Love it! Thanks so much for featuring my blog. Very kind of you. Much appreciated.

    • Samantha
      March 9, 2017 / 6:56 pm

      I know, what’s not to love!! Thanks for reading ?

  1. March 12, 2017 / 6:38 am

    omg – I’m so glad that I found your blog!!!!its so gorgeous – I love it 😉

    • Samantha
      March 12, 2017 / 8:50 am

      What a lovely thing to say! Thank you so, so much ?

    • Samantha
      March 14, 2017 / 12:39 pm

      Aw Thank you so much! Yes they are super yummy!! ? You need to try them x

    • Samantha
      March 20, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Thank you and thanks for the nomination! ?

    • Samantha
      March 21, 2017 / 5:20 pm

      That’s good! Make some later ? they are so delish!! ?

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