Brownies. Boom. Done. That’s how I feel. Like I should make these brownies and throw some flour on the ground in a puff of smoke as a sign of triumph.
Let’s back up a little. I have been on the hunt for the perfect brownie recipe. Don’t get me wrong, I love brownies from a box. They are Delish with a capital “D”. I just like to bake things from scratch. I find it relaxing and rewarding.
However, I just haven’t been able to make brownies that taste better or even just as good as the box mix.
They are either too cake-like, doo dense (like gooey, sticky, bad dense), or too hard. I needed to find the recipe that was juuuuust right.
Then a chocolate craving hit me one weekend and I came across this fudgy recipe from Something Swanky.
These came out perfect – marvelous – delicious – spectacular.
Mission complete. Brownies found. Eat your heart out.
Double Chocolate Brownies
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups chocolate chunks
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper.
- Beat together the butter, sugar, and vanilla in a stand mixer bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition.
- Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Mix in the baking soda.
- Mix in the chocolate chunks with a wooden spoon or spatula.
- Once the batter forms (it will be thick), scrape it into the prepared dish and spread evenly.
- Bake for 25 minutes, until brownies begin to pull away from the side of the pan.