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Easy Homemade Brownies

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These Easy Homemade Brownies are the perfect brownie if you love cake-like, moist brownies. Honestly, I rarely buy brownie mix anymore as this recipe is so easy! You can also change up this recipe with a lot of variations if you wish.

This homemade brownies from scratch take a little bit longer to make than boxed mixed brownies, but they are worth it. Homemade desserts are wonderful this time of year. 

Homemade Brownies


Hello Friends! Have you been baking a lot lately like me? I love baking as it gives me a sense of connection to days when I was a child baking with my mother and grandmother. There is something cathartic about bringing ingredients together to make a delicious dish.

Today’s recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a tasty dessert that is full of chocolate. It is my favorite brownie recipe because I prefer brownies that are cake-like in texture and rich in chocolate flavor. 

Homemade Brownie Recipe

Tips for this Recipe

I use unsweetened Cocoa Powder for this recipe as the sugar allows for a nice sweet dessert. Dutch-processed cocoa powder contains an alkali to neutralize acids and can also be used. 

These brownies are so versatile as there are many flavors that can elevate the chocolate flavor. 

How to make Homemade Brownies

The butter is melted which makes for an easy blending of the ingredients. This recipe calls for four eggs, but that is what helps to make them so deliciously cake-like!

brownie recipe

This brownie recipe comes together wonderfully quickly for a plateful of delicious chocolate treats!

Brownie Batter

Variations on this recipe.

Homemade Brownies with Frosting – Make a little buttercream frosting for your brownies and make them extra decadent. All you need is 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of milk and 3 tablespoons of melted butter. Just mix all in a small bowl and add the milk last. Whip until smooth and spread over baked and cooled brownies. 

Homemade Brownies with Nuts –  You can add 1/2 cup of your favorite chopped nuts to this recipe. Just blend into the batter before baking.

Homemade Brownie Recipe

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Easy Homemade Brownies

Easy Homemade Brownies

Homemade Brownie Recipe
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4.94 from 15 votes

Easy Homemade Brownies

Delicious cake-like brownies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bake, browines, brownie, chocolate chips, dessert, dessert bar
Servings 12


  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1//2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Grease a 13" x 9" baking pan with butter or margarine.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together butter, sugar and vanilla until well blended.
  • Add eggs and (remaining) dry ingredients and blend well.
  • Pour into prepared pan and smooth out evenly with spoon or spatula.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool before cutting into squares.

timesaving tips to streamline recipes 
Place the dry ingredients into a sealed container and you just made your own brownie mix! This also makes a fun gift if you put the mix in mason jars with a cute tag and instructions.


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Thursday 26th of August 2021

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Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Sunday 19th of April 2020

I can never say no to a brownie - or a new recipe for brownies. These are going to be delicious! Pinned. #HomeMattersParty


Monday 13th of April 2020

YUM! Since it's Cassidy's birthday, we're planning to birthday cake today. We do have ingredients for brownies for sure! And I'm craving them and might add some leftover chocolate eggs to them.


Monday 13th of April 2020

I saw that - Happy Birthday to Cassidy!!


Sunday 12th of April 2020

Once I get some cocoa powder then I'll be set to go ~ Pinned.