5 from 11 votes
Stack of three delicious classic brownies
The Ultimate Brownie Recipe
Work Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Ultimate Brownies are made with double the chocolate and have a classic crinkle top. Rich, fudgy, and chewy perfection.

Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, ultimate brownies
Yield: 16 squares
Calories: 367 kcal
  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 12 oz semisweet chocolate chopped
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Line a greased 9-by-13-inch pan with foil or parchment allowing it to hang over the sides. Set aside.

  2. Put butter, chocolate, and cocoa in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave until butter is melted. Stir, microwaving for 30 more seconds if needed, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Let cool slightly.

  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.

  4. Put sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat on medium-high speed until pale, 2 to 3 min. Add chocolate mixture; beat until combined. Add flour mixture; beat, scraping down sides of bowl, until well incorporated.

  5. Pour batter into prepared pan; smooth top with a spatula. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the brownies comes out with a few crumbs, but is not wet, 27 to 30 min (don't over bake). Let cool in pan, then lift out brownies. Cut into squares, or frost and then cut.

Recipe Notes

• For a darker chocolate taste, swap the semisweet chocolate for bittersweet chocolate. the brownies have enough sugar to keep them sweet with darker chocolate. 

• Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. 

• Frost using my

 recipe and top with chopped nuts if desired.

Nutrition Facts
The Ultimate Brownie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 226mg6%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.