The Best Fudge Brownies Ever….

Do you ever have those days….

Where you just need chocolate?

I do……

I pretty much live my every day…..

Just needing chocolate.

These are probably the best fudge brownies I have ever made or eaten.

The recipe is from my new favorite cookbook – The Clinton Street Baking Company Cookbook ( which is our favorite brunch spot in NYC).



Makes 12 brownies


2 & 1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips ( I prefer dark – 52 – 62% cacao)

2 cups sugar

2 sticks ( 16 tbsp.) unsalted butter, cubed

5 large eggs

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour ( minus 1 & 1/2 tbsp.)

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt


  • Preheat the over to 350°F, if using convection set it to 325° F.
  • Lightly grease a 9X12″ pan and line it with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  • Melt the chocolate, sugar and butter in a microwave safe bowl in microwave, on high heat.
  • Stir at 1-minute intervals.
  • Total time to melt will be 2 & 1/2 – 3 minutes. Or melt the mixture in a stainless steel bowl of a double boiler.
  • Let it cool.
  • Whisk eggs and vanilla extract into warm chocolate mixture.
  • Sift dry ingredients into a separate bowl.
  • In two stages, gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet batter until combined.
  • Evenly distribute the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Top with a flavoring, if desired ( see Variations)
  • Bake brownies for 25 minutes, until the top is cracked and the center is still fudgy.
  • Allow the brownies to cool int he fridge overnight or for a few hours and cut into approximately 3″ squares once cooled.
  • Remove the brownies from pan and trim the edges.


  • Peanut butter: Dollop 1/2 cup softened peanut butter ( not natural) over the batter before baking brownies. us the tip of a butter knife to go back and forth through the peanut butter and brownie batter, vertically and horizontally, to make a feathered design.
  • Nuts: Add 1/2 cup sliced almonds or chopped walnuts to the batter.
  • Chocolate chunks/chips: Add 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks to batter.
  • Peppermint: Add 1 tsp. peppermint extract to the batter.

7 thoughts on “The Best Fudge Brownies Ever….

  1. Yum! I may very well make this soon. 🙂 I have been using the brownie truffle mix by Trader Joe’s and taking baby steps to baking, so this is the nudge I need. Those brownie babies look amazingly delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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