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Fudgy Double-Chocolate Brownies


A double dose of chocolate -- bittersweet and cocoa powder -- makes these brownies the most satisfying around. The thin crust gives way to a rich, fudgy interior.

  • Yield: Makes nine 2 1/2-inch squares

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2010


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into large pieces
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, sifted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment, leaving a slight overhang on all sides. Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat, and whisk in sugar. Whisk in eggs, 1 at a time, until combined. Whisk in cocoa and salt. Fold in flour until combined.

  2. Pour batter into pan. Bake until set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool slightly in pan, about 15 minutes. Lift brownies from pan using parchment. Remove parchment, and transfer to a wire rack. Let cool completely. Cut into 9 squares. Brownies can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Cook's Notes

To add crunch, stir 1/2 cup of walnuts or pecans into the batter.

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  • MS11571874
    20 JUN, 2017
    Great quick, basic brownie. Mine took 32 minutes. I'd suggest setting your timer for 25 and seeing how much longer you need from there.
  • MS12137482
    21 SEP, 2013
    My favorite
  • Brenda May
    5 JUL, 2013
    If you want to kick your brownies up a notch, then you have to try these Mexican chocolate brownies. They are a perfect combination of sweet and heat - you will not be disappointed!
  • KikiW
    17 JUN, 2013
    I can't eat milk chocolate, anyone have a suggestion of a replacement with no dairy or lactose, or do you think just the cocoa powder would be fine? Thanks!
  • PIE Lover
    22 MAR, 2013
    HEAVEN!! These are fudgy and tasty. Everyone loved them except, I used marshmellows to add another taste. Way to go Martha!
  • PIE Lover
    22 MAR, 2013
    HEAVEN!! These are fudgy and tasty. Everyone loved them except, I used marshmellows to add another taste. Way to go Martha!
  • yummmm
    12 JAN, 2013
    very good rich chocolate flavour. reduce the baking time if you want your brownies to turn out soft and fudgy in the middle. otherwise they will turnout with a drier, cakey texture
  • adieublue93
    5 JUL, 2012
    These brownies turned out fantastic! I loved that the recipe was quick and easy, and that I already had all of the ingredients in my kitchen. I definitely recommend these rich brownies for any chocolate lover!
  • 1275
    16 MAR, 2012
    Love these brownies! I usually have two brownie recipes that I make. One that is really fudgy and thin and one that is fluffy with a cake-like texture. These have a very balanced texture, a little of both. They are also very thick- yum! I loved the extra chocolate flavor ..... they go great with vanilla ice cream!
  • zpjsmom
    10 MAR, 2012
    Excellent results. Doubles easily.