How To Make Easy Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

The Best Fudgy Cocoa Brownies ever! A Super easy one bowl bake…even kids can master it! Whipped up in less than 10 minutes baked in 20! Read on to see how I make these naughty fudgy treats…

How to make cocoa brownies

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Unbelievably Delicious!

These delicious Homemade Brownies are made with everyday ingredients, all of which you probably have in the Cupboard or Fridge at home! Unlike regular Brownies, you wont need to melt Chocolate, because these brownies are made with Cocoa! Does that lessen the flavour? Hell no! I have 4 kids and 1 Husband that absolutely LOVE these brownies. They last the time it takes for my kids to run down the stairs, grab as much as they can carry and run off…not kidding, it’s like locusts attacking! All I have to do is shout…’BROWNIES’ and they all come a running!

Brownies are beloved worldwide! You’ll be hard pushed to find many people who don’t love a Brownie or Ten! But where did this obsession with Brownies begin? Here’s a little history…

A Little Brownie History!

Us Brits cannot take credit for this delicious Bake, they were invented by our friends across the pond in the USA. The first known Brownie recipe was published in 1896 in the Boston Cooking School Cook Book, written by Fannie Farmer. However, it is believed the first ever Brownie was made by a Housewife in Bangor, Maine. And it came about by complete accident!…The story goes that the woman forgot to add baking powder to a chocolate cake she was baking, and so, the cake did not rise! Instead of tossing it in the bin, she tried it anyway and stumbled on something rather delicious! Over time the bake has been tweaked and adapted into the Brownie we know Today! Thank God for the Housewife in Maine!

The Basics of A Brownie

Brownies come in all shapes and sizes! And Each Baker has their own Take on what a Brownie should be…some like them cakey, some like them Fudgy (like me) it’s all about personal preference!

Brownies are generally baked in a square or rectangular cake tin and are made by combining staple ingredients, flour, fats (butter or oil), sugar, eggs and chocolate or Cocoa powder.

The outcome of your brownie is all dependant on the length of time you bake them..Did you know? That a Brownie will continue to cook even after you have removed it from the oven. So I tend to cook my brownies for the Bare minimum amount of time, for that perfect texture…in my oven, it’s 20 minutes to heaven!

How to make brownies

Why You’ll Love this Brownie recipe

  • A wonderful easy bake to do with kids
  • Great for last minute visitors, whipped up and served within 30 minutes
  • Super Delicious!
  • Will magically make you the best Mum,Dad, Favourite Aunt,Uncle,Grandma, Grandpa or Wife/Hubby! Everybody will love these Brownies!
  • Very Filling! A satisfying bake for a mid afternoon pick me up!
  • Stores Well (Lasts up to 7 days in the fridge)

What You’ll Need to Make This Recipe

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How To Make Easy Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

As always the full detailed recipe can be found at the end of the Post on The Recipe card.

Ingredients

Plain Flour

Melted butter

Cocoa Powder

Sugar

Eggs

Vanilla Extract

Salt – But leave out if using salted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the Oven to 180C
  • Grease or line an 8 inch square Cake Pan with Baking paper
  • Melt the Butter on low heat in a small saucepan or in the microwave (don’t let it boil)
  • In a bowl add the melted butter, sugar and cocoa and stir until fully combined
  • Add the eggs one at a time, stirring in-between until combined
  • Add the vanilla and stir in
  • Finally add the flour and salt (only add salt if you used unsalted butter) stir in until completely combined.

how to make cocoa brownies

  • Pour the Brownie batter into the cake tin and smooth out

how to make brownies

  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the brownie starts to pull away from the edges of the tin and a skewer comes out clean. Be careful not to overbake!
  • Turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely
  • Cut into 9 generous squares and serve!

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How Long Will Easy Fudgy Cocoa Brownies Keep?

Brownies will last around 3 to 4 days in an airtight container at room temperature and as long as 1 week in the Fridge.

Can You Freeze Easy Fudgy Cocoa Brownies?

Absolutely! Brownies will last up to 3 months in the freezer, simply wrap them in cling wrap, pop them in a freezer bag and place them in the freezer. Thaw at room temperature, eat the same day.

Serving Suggestions For Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

Can You warm Up Fudgy Cocoa Brownies?

Of Course! The quick way is to just pop them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds until gooey! Serve with ice-cream…omg!

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Easy Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9

Ingredients

  • 120 g Flour
  • 120 g Butter
  • 50 g Cocoa Powder
  • 200 g Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 pinch Salt (only if your using unsalted Butter)

Instructions

  • Preheat the Oven to 180C
  • Grease or line an 8 inch square Cake Pan with Baking paper
  • Melt the Butter on a low heat in a small saucepan or in the microwave (don't let it boil)
  • In a bowl add the melted butter, sugar and cocoa and stir until fully combined
  • Add the eggs one at a time, stirring in-between until combined
  • Add the vanilla and stir in
  • Finally add the flour and salt (only add salt if you used unsalted butter) stir in until completely combined.
  • Pour the Brownie batter into the cake tin and smooth out
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the brownie starts to pull away from the edges of the tin and a skewer comes out clean. Be careful not to overbake!
  • Turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely
  • Cut into 9 generous squares and serve!

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