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
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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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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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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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To make the frosting, melt the chocolate chips and the butter together in a pan.
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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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Let it set well. You can also refrigerate it for some time to speed up the setting process. Slowly cut it into pieces.
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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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79 Responses to “Classic Chocolate Fudge Brownies”
  1. deepa

    hi
    which brand cocoa pwd you prefer?

    I have no preference :) I use the Hershey’s brand since thats commonly available here

  2. What a great brownie recipe!! Love the icing! I will make this for my kids this weekend.

  3. Vimal Tanawde

    I dont have oven, so can I make it in cooker. If yes then plz tell me the time for cooking. Please suggest…. :)

    My experiments with baking in a cooker have not been satisfactory hence wont be able to suggest a better way :) Sorry

  4. Meenal

    Tried these yesterday…turned out awesome. The frosting got a bit sticky, probably coz I used fresh cream instead of sour cream. But still tastes really good

  5. meera

    :-D i love your blog ..the way you have documented the method is so tempting to make it.I love the way you have written the recipes as they are so simple…this is how i make brownies and without eggs.I add all kinds of fruits and more like a atria and error.will post some images soon.
    thanks so much a lovely and wonderful blog

  6. vini

    Hi,
    I made this for friends ysdy..evryone loved it..it was awesome…Thanks a lot.

    Vini

  7. good :idea: I will tray it .I ben take baking kos with GraceHome cake . : :-P

  8. Karnika

    hey I dnt have otg nor oven so can u pls tell me if i can bake it in microwave.. if so den wat all precautions n minute details should i keep in mind.. like temp settng etc.. Hope to recieve ur reply soon.. Thnx..

    Hey, would really love to help. But I dont own an m/w hence I am not really sure. Lemme get back to you on that if I get more info :)

  9. Swapna

    Very tempting. Want to try it this weekend. Can I add oat bran to this? If so, how much would you recommend? Do I need to reduce the amount of walnuts if using oat bran?

    I guess you can. Just replace it for walnuts. It might work :)

  10. Smita

    I am a chef’s wife-though not a great cook myself :cry: , but your recipes look fairly simple and easy to make. Will surely try them and feed my hubby!!

  11. GT

    In a word, AWESOME!! I made these a few nights ago, shared them with several friends…everyone loves them! I didn’t frost them instead chose to sprinke a few semisweet choc-chips on top of the brownies when they were almost done baking. I did make a couple of additions to the recipe.. three tablespoons espresso, and whole wheat flour (with added baking soda/salt for self rising flour). Very moist and fudgy. Thanks for sharing!! I am disabled and find your recipes easy to make. :) Thanks again!

  12. I am so making this DK..making it for a dear friend who’s mad about Brownies:).Will get back with feedback in a few days:)

  13. They look tempting!!

  14. Hi,
    Visiting first time,you have fabulous space with amazing recipes,glad to know you…Fudge brownies are really tempting!!!

  15. The recipe looks rich and very tempting. I am dying to make this. Would you be able to suggest a substitute for light brown sugar? Also what is sour cream? Any idea if it is readily available in Indian market?

  16. The recipe looks very tempting and rich. I am dying to make it. Can you suggest a substitute for light brown sugar? Also let me know what is sour cream and any idea whether it is available in India?

    Sour cream is a dairy product very rich in fats which is obtained by fermenting process. This fermenting is done on regular cream by introducing lactic acid bacteria. This culture (fermenting similar to our curd making process) is introduced either naturally or deliberately which then thickens and sours the cream. Although this sour cream is not really that sour in taste, the name is given cos of the fermenting/souring process.In the western world, sour cream is mostly used as topping in dishes (like baked potatoes or in beans) and in Baking to add to the richness and moistness to the product.Since its rich in fats, you can substitute it by using Plain yogurt. If not available you can substitute fresh cream . For substituting anything in Baking pls refer http://chefinyou.com/2009/07/substitutes-in-baking-101/ as I already mention in the ingredients list. Also u can use regular sugar instead. Hope this helps :) –DK

  17. The silky layer of choc looks so yum so are the brownies!!

  18. musical

    Temptations galore! Love the egg substitutes post as well!

  19. Asha

    WOW!! Very moist, I love it.

  20. lovely fudge recipe. love the choco spread over this…never tried it.

  21. That looks divine DK! I am so tempted to make these right away!

  22. Extremely drool-worthy!! The frosting looks so smooth and glossy!!

  23. Looks Delicious! you r the best DK!!

  24. Those brownies look sooooooo goood.. I probably won’t wait as long as you did. :wink: Will try to make these very soon. Will let you know. Thanks for the recipe.

  25. Looks so luscious Dhiv :) Bookmarked!

  26. Oh no wonder! When it comes to anything with cooking, DK can make it for sure! :) I love the silky layer of chocolate on top. I can imagine the taste. oh yum…yum! :)

  27. mridhu

    Yay!!! these brownies were the best I’ve had so far :) . thanks dk

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