If you enjoy brownies, you are going to love this simple homemade brownie recipe. They are dense and chocolate-y. . . and a snap to make. You start by melting the butter in a saucepan, take it off the heat, mix the rest of the ingredients right in that pan, then scoop it into an 8×8 baking dish and bake.
Viola! Homemade brownies in next to no time!
I especially love this recipe because you don’t have to wait for the butter to soften. Not only do I either decide last minute I feel like baking or forget to take it out in time to soften up–but in the winter my kitchen is cold enough that butter *doesn’t* soften on the counter!
***Edited to add the amount of flour. Ooops! ***
- 1/2 C Butter
- 1/2 C Cocoa
- 1 C Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2/3 C Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Melt butter in a saucepan.
- Remove from heat, add cocoa and stir until no clumps remain.
- Add eggs, sugar, vanilla and mix well.
- Mix in flour, baking powder and salt.
- Pour into an 8X8 pan and bake 15-20 minutes.
- Add 1/2 C nuts (Walnuts are classic) or 1/2 C chocolate chips after the flour/baking powder/salt
- Use half whole wheat flour and half white flour.
- Use 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp of another extract such as orange or peppermint