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Dark-Chocolate Spelt Brownies

The brownies can be stored at room temperature for up to two days. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 303.

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  • Yield: Makes 16
Dark-Chocolate Spelt Brownies

Photography: Jonathan Lovekin


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons, plus more for pan
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, preferably 70 percent cacao, chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup spelt flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly brush an 8-inch square baking pan with butter. Line with parchment, leaving a slight overhang on 2 sides. Butter parchment.

  2. Place butter and chocolate in a large heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water and melt, stirring, until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in sugars. Whisk in eggs, 1 at a time, until combined. Whisk in cocoa and salt, then fold in flour until combined.

  3. Pour batter into pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs, about 35 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Lift out brownies with parchment overhang. Cut into 16 squares.

Reviews (5)

  • echosfer 25 Feb, 2015

    is 350 degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius??

  • faithina 21 Feb, 2015

    My favorite brownie recipe, hands down. The texture is perfect. I am a recipe snob, admittedly, and I tend to pick on most recipes and am impressed by far too few. This one is absolutely perfect in every way.

  • ecl2014 19 Jan, 2015

    We saw this on Martha Bakes and made it twice. First time we melted the chocolate and butter in the microwave, but we preferred our second attempt with the double boiler method. The batter blended better. We also used 60 percent cacao chocolate. So ours was sweeter and less nutty. Last tip if you let the parchment over-hang the pan (as recommended) be sure to secure it with binder clips as Martha did on TV or make it long enough not to flop over and accidentally cover the pan while baking.

  • Erika H 31 Mar, 2014

    So great. Kids loved them and I love eating anything that is yummy, yet not white flour. Entire pan gone in 2 hours. I'm hoping doubling the recipe in a 9x13 or larger pan works?

  • Arthur in the Garden- 26 Jan, 2014

    Amazing twist!

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