Ultimate Fudge Brownie

If your perfect brownie is packed with rich chocolate flavor, has a fudge-like, almost molten center and the classic crinkle-top -look no further. You'll never have to look for another brownie recipe again.

Gluten Free Adaptation: Can also be made gluten-free by using a gluten free all purpose flour blend (such as Cup 4 Cup). If using a gluten free sub flour use 1 cup + 1 tbsp.

Makes: one 9x13 pan of brownies

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: ~35 minutes

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Tools Needed:

Kitchen scale (Optional)

9x13 glass or aluminum pan

Parchment Paper

Measuring Cups and Spoons

Mixing Bowls and Spoons

Microwaveable bowl or double boiler

Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer



  • 2 sticks unsalted butter

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1.5 cups (300 g) granulated sugar

  • 1 tbsp + a splash pure vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp espresso powder

  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1/2 cup (40 g) unsweetened dark cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 scant cup (110 g) all-purpose flour



  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper.

  • In a microwave or in a double boiler, melt the butter and 1.5 cups of the chocolate chips (stirring every 30 seconds if microwaving and stirring constantly if over a double boiler) until melted and smooth.

  • Stir in the sugar, vanilla, salt and espresso powder.

  • Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well. Once all eggs are incorporated beat on high for one full minute.

  • Mix in the cocoa powder and baking powder.

  • Finally, mix in flour (with a spatula or wooden spoon) until mostly combined. Add in the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and mix everything until just combined.

  • Pour into your lined baking dish and place in the preheated oven.

  • Bake for about 35 minutes, until the top appears solid and the brownies only have a slight "jiggle."

  • Brownies need time to *almost* fully cool so that the molten fudge center sets.

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container. These also freeze very well.

Let me know if you make this recipe and how yours turn out! Enjoy!

-xoxo JBakes

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