Classic Chocolate Fudge Brownies

By DK on May 23, 2010
Easy and the Best Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies recipe
The way I got this recipe is quite a memorable incident. I was newly married and was exploring my talents in the kitchen. I did not know anything about baking yet. For me, in those days, baking was something which bakers did at the shops along with some major factories specializing in it. It did not even enter my mind that one can make cakes at home leave alone breads and cookies/biscuits! We went skiing one day along with my husband's friends. The wife of his colleague bought some cakes and brownies for us which she had made at home. I was like astounded to say the least. I kept asking her "Did you really make it at home?". I did not even stop to think how she would have taken it!  Her husband told us, she was a chef. I was like "Oh, no wonder". Sweetheart that she is, I think she totally understood my point and was like "Oh no - its easy. You can easily make it at home since here Ovens are so common :). You should totally try :)"
Easy and the Best Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies recipe
After I got home, I thought about it and then decided 'Nah! Cakes and stuff at home? Me? No way!". In India, during that time, baking was not a common term in households - may be in v few but not common at all. Nowadays I see that its becoming quite a regular affair in many homes. Anyways- back to my experience. I was just content on learning the regular aspects of our cooking, slowly extending it to other unknown cuisines. But among many cuisine, I kept bumping into lots of baked goods. One fine day, I thought I might just as well do it and noted down this brownie recipe which they called as American Classic in some book (whose name or source has skipped my memory!). I saw something which my husband pointed out as Oven and I had to fend off for myself after that. I realized there were other things to buy and once I made a list - I simply felt lethargic and left it.
Easy and the Best Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies recipe
Few months later, I did finally get the courage to bake but I started out with a bread - which I will blog about later. Then just a year back, I remembered these brownies and made them. No thinking twice, no hesitation, no nothing - just plunged and baked some. I thought back to the time when I sat down with this recipe for such a long time, hesitating to take that very first step! Nostalgia totally! I made these again few days ago for a special person whom I was going to meet for the first time since she is a total chocoholic! Here it is - Its a rich treat, hence you can cut down the frosting if you want to. But together with that, its a must for all chocolate lovers.
Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min to 1 hour
Yield: About 12-16 pieces
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 6 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the frosting
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
Tips
If you want to Bake using Microwave pls refer to these articles:
1) How to Bake in Microwave
2) How to Bake in Microwave Convection Oven

For making Substitutions please refer my handy chart:
1) Baking substitutions
2) Egg Substitutions
Method
1
Preheat Oven 350F. Grease an 8 inch square shallow cake pan with wax paper. Mix the butter and cocoa in a pan and set aside.
Easy and the Best Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies recipe
2
Beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl.
Easy and the Best Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies recipe
3
Mix it along with cocoa mixture.
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4
Stir in the nuts.
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Sift over the flour
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and fold it along with the mixture.
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7
Pour this mixture into the cake pan
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8
and bake for 20-35 minutes until risen. It will still look soft and wet but it will cook further while cooling. Let it sit to cool.
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9
To make the frosting, melt the chocolate chips and the butter together in a pan.
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10
Mix it well until smooth. Remove from heat.
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Now add the sour cream
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and beat it until smooth and glossy.
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Let cool slightly and then pour it on topof the brownies.
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14
Spread it well.
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15
Let it set well. You can also refrigerate it for some time to speed up the setting process. Slowly cut it into pieces.
Easy and the Best Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies recipe
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It would make about 12 large pieces. You can cut it into smaller pieces since its pretty rich.
Easy and the Best Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies recipe
Its gooey, smooth, chewy with a slight crunch  from the nuts. Easy and the Best Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies recipe Of course, its chocolaty and heavenly for all choco lovers! Easy and the Best Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies recipe
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80 Responses to “Classic Chocolate Fudge Brownies”
  1. I thank you so much for all of the praises on how good these are but what if you don’t have a small baking dish!? I have several 9×13 baking dishes so can i still make it except doubling the recipe for a larger batch? Please Let Me Know Thank You :roll:

  2. Noorjahan

    Can I use Aluminium/ Nonstick mold for baking cake in Maicrowave& convention Mode?

  3. Soumya

    Can i use regular cream instead of sour cream?

    I would suggest Greek Yogurt. Full fat would give it a equivalent richer taste as cuh that sour cream. But fat Free would work as well – will help cutting out richness and calories but boost protein as well. If you don’t have greek yogurt, just drain regular yogurt in a cheesecloth to thicken it and then use it in the recipe since regular yogurt would be thinner than sour cream. –DK

  4. xyz

    i dont have oven.. how to cook in cooker? pls suggest

  5. xyz

    i have no oven ..but i want to prepare this for my bday.. for a special friend of mine who is coming with his sweet surprises

  6. Gayatri

    I tried the egg-less version with applesauce and brownies were yum. 8) But the choco-chips turned hard and I couldn’t use it.

  7. Anuradha

    i made this today and ooh la la… what a recipe !!! loved it totally. everybody in my home was licking their fingers and praising me… and i was praising n thanking You from the bottom of my heart for sharing such a lovely recipe. it turned out extremely well, i just replaced brown sugar with normal sugar n self raising flour with maida+baking pwd. i don’t think it hampered the end result(the taste) as we all were fighting for these brownies :D hope i made the point clear:) Thankyou dear … :) and special thankyou from my 4 yr old son.. keep posting.

    Aweee, thank you so much for making it a point to come and write this. My day just turned so much more brighter :) Special hugs to the little dude –DK

  8. Min

    I have hard time working with a good egg substitute for brownies… Used flaxseed flour…. Can you recommend a specific substitute that’s works well in this reciepe?

  9. Kriti

    Hi…I do not have a Convection oven…can i make this the conventional way, in the pressure cooker?

  10. ratna

    is there an eggless version of it

    Pls refer my “Tips Section” for the substitution chart. –DK

  11. Chuck

    If you don’t have self rising flour, you can make it on the fly. For 1/2 cup of flour, use the following ingredients:

    1/2 cup all purpose flour
    3/4 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp salt

    See http://frugalliving.about.com/od/makeyourowningredients/r/How-To-Make-Self-Rising-Flour.htm for more details.

  12. Banu

    Salam
    This recipe was so gud , I tried n it came well but I used normal flour(maida) without baking powder It was lik cake n was lik chocalate taste … Thanku for giving for ur gud recipe

  13. sukeerthi

    what is the substitute of self-rising wheat

  14. Salam,I try this recipie ,it is great in taste every ingredient quantity was perfect.I must say it is the bestest brownie recipie I have ever tried. Thank u soooooooo very much for this perfect classic recipie.take care, allahfiz :)

  15. Hi, I tried these brownies and they were superb. Only the quantity of the walnuts was more than required. I think 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts according to the rest of the ingredients would’ve been fine. Otherwise, no complaints. I used plain yogurt instead of sour cream and plain flour with a little baking powder instead of self-rising flour and the result was as good as it should’ve been otherwise. LOVE THE RECIPE, I think it’s the PERFECT chocolate brownie recipe! Thanks for posting & the step-by-step pictures also helped.

  16. kumaran

    i dont have rising flour what to do

    Pls refer “Tips section” for the substitutes list –DK

  17. Zoe

    Hi is it possible to have this recipe in grams or
    Ounce?

    Thanks
    Much appreciated xx

  18. Deeya

    I made this today and it tasted brilliant but the cake never really rose in the oven. I didnt have self raising flour ao used a bit of baking powder but it still didn really rise !

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