Chocolate Brownies

The Best Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Chocolate brownies are probably my favourite baked product. As it is I am a chocoholic, and I love something sweet and decadent to go with my cup of tea. 

I’ve been making these gooey chocolate brownies for years now and I find this recipe super easy to follow. It is always a big hit when I make this for my guests and I love that these chocolate brownies fill my house with a dreamy chocolate scent. 

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This recipe originally came from the Green & Black’s book. Of course, they recommend using their chocolate. For me, I think it’s important to pick a really good quality chocolate. I like to choose a fairtrade chocolate having spent some time with cocoa farmers when I went on an expedition to the Dominican Republic with Green & Black’s. 

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In this recipe you will notice there is a LOT of butter, eggs and sugar. This might seem like it’s a tad excessive, but I promise this is what makes the chocolate brownies so gooey, decadent and moist. 

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Thankfully this chocolate brownies recipe is super simple to make. You simple melt together butter and chocolate, then you combine this with whisked together eggs, sugar and vanilla essence, and finally you stir through sifted flour and a touch of salt. 

And that’s it!

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It’s so simple, and the result is some of the most delicious chocolate brownies you’ve ever tasted.

The chocolate brownies are extra chocolate-y, slight gooey, and sweet. I cut my brownies into 12 large slices but these portions are probably best for those with a sweet tooth. If you want more of a taster of the brownies maybe divide the baked brownies into smaller portions. 

They are sweet, you have been warned! I cannot be held responsible for sugar comas! 

Best Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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This recipe makes 12 large servings or up to 24 regular servings. It takes around an hour to complete this recipe.


  • 300g Unsalted Butter
  • 300g Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa solids) broken into pieces
  • 5 large Free-Range Eggs
  • 450g Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt


  1. Preheat oven 180C. Line a baking tin (I sometimes a 12 x 8in traybake tin or a 10 inch square) greaseproof paper or baking parchment.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate using bain-marie technique, or melt together in a non-metallic bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a separate bowl beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla together until mixture is thick.
  4. Pour the chocolate-butter mix into the egg and sugar mixture. Stir until well combined.
  5. Sift the flour and salt into the mixture, and mix until smooth.
  6. Pour the chocolate brownie mixture into the baking tin and place in oven for 20-25 minutes or until the whole top has formed a light crust and cracked a little. It should not wobble but will be gooey on the inside.
  7. Leave to cool for 15-20 minutes, cut into portions.


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(This post originally appeared on this blog in May 2011. It was updated in April 2019)

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  1. I love brownies and am something of an addict too!

    I so have to make these, they look perfect.

  2. So you have got the book! The brownies look amaaaazing… might drop 'subtle' hints to my boyfriend that they'd help my dissertation along! 🙂

  3. Hi G! Yes, I have the book and it is excellent. It is packed with yummy recipes, so definitely drop the hint with your boyfriend.

  4. One version of this recipe (I think I have the older Green & Black cook book) adds 250g dried Cherries. I substituted Cranberries as they are a bit sharper and contrast well with the deep chocolate of the brownie mix. It is a recipe I am constantly asked for and it is so easy to make. To make it a little cheaper and I know this is slightly heretical when I love Green and Blacks, but Tesco do a good 74% dark chocolate bar (100g) that works well too if cost is a concern.

    1. Hi Mary,

      I prefer to use fairtrade chocolate. It’s not really that much more expensive and I know the difference it will make to the producers who work hard to make this chocolate bar and often live in poor conditions in developing countries. I don’t think it’s too much to pay a bit extra so somebody else in the world can have an improved life.

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