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.
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  • Yields: About 12-16 pieces
  • 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
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
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.
2. Beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl.
3. Mix it along with cocoa mixture.
4. Stir in the nuts.
5. Sift over the flour
6. and fold it along with the mixture.
7. Pour this mixture into the cake pan
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.
9. To make the frosting, melt the chocolate chips and the butter together in a pan.
10. Mix it well until smooth. Remove from heat.
11. Now add the sour cream
12. and beat it until smooth and glossy.
13. Let cool slightly and then pour it on topof the brownies.
14. Spread it well.
15. Let it set well. You can also refrigerate it for some time to speed up the setting process. Slowly cut it into pieces.
16. It would make about 12 large pieces. You can cut it into smaller pieces since its pretty rich.
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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By Fatima on Feb 8, 2014

This recipe is perfect.  I made brownies for the first time and the result was simply perfect!  I cut them in smaller pieces as it is so rich and any bigger piece would result in death by chocolate :)

I got so many vows and yums after the first try that I made them again this morning for Valentines Day!  I'm getting better with each time.  This is simply sinful, I have to stick to the crumbs only. :(

By Madhuri on Jul 12, 2012

This fudge had been on my to do list for too long now...in fact I was thinking of baking it about 1.5 years back, got all the ingredients n just didnot do it..the next attempt was in the first week of july for my husbands bday, when it turned out very tasty.. Bt somehow during baking it puffed so much in the middle that it cracked up..but since was finger licking tasty nobody bothered how it looked :)

I again attempted to bake this in mid July, and this time meticulously followed the process to the word..however I felt the batter was too thick, so added about half cup of milk.. Also I replaced the frosting with nutella as I had was short on time...this time it looked picture perfect too (I repent not clicking a picture).. This was for my co-workers send off n she just loved it :)

The next attempt to make this was yesterday to commemorate one month completion of my baby boy (yes, I delivered next day of making this for my co-workers farewell:)).. Again it turned out to be an instant hit :)...,

Thanq for this wonderful recipe...

However the texture seemed more like brownie... Isn't a fudge supposed to be gooey in the centre???

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By Maria Fatima on May 13, 2018

I've tried your recipe a number of times. Its really super. Everytime I bake these they get wiped out in minutes. Thanks for sharing

Am so glad it worked great for you Maria :) Thank you for leaving me a feedback. --DK

By Manju Gupta on Aug 22, 2015

Microwave and convection cooking folders are not opening. Why cakes bursts and after rising properly it go down.

By Sadhana on Jun 4, 2015

Can you tell me the time taken for baking. May be around 30 minutes?

By Sadhana on Jun 3, 2015

i want to make it but cooking time range 20 minutes to 35 minutes is quite large. What is tentative time required say around 25 minutes or 30 minutes. Thanks

Check at 20min mark and proceed accordingly. --DK

By faiza on Jun 3, 2015

Plz tell me can we make these brownies in steamer???

By cheruba on Apr 11, 2015

your recipe is amzainng and i have been using this recipe for the past 3 years it the best brownie anyone has ever had..and people ask for recipe and i tell them its a secret :-P and they call me the BROWNIE QUEEN only because of yoy.. so thank you soo much aunty for this.. thank you soo much for sharing the recipe,. you the best :*

Your happiness is infectious. Thank you for the lovely feedback :) --DK

By Mechelle on Nov 7, 2014

I am let my 7yr old daughter do more in the kitchen , she loves to cook and this was her first recipe she made on her own(not all the way but waaay more than normal) She did such a great job with such a great recipe!!! Thank you! :lol:

By Frances Joy Barker on Sep 18, 2014

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 9x13 baking dishes so can i still make it except doubling the recipe for a larger batch? Please Let Me Know Thank You :roll:

By Noorjahan on Feb 15, 2014

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

By Soumya on Feb 14, 2014

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

By xyz on Jan 4, 2014

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

By xyz on Jan 4, 2014

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

By Gayatri on Jan 1, 2014

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.

By Anuradha on Dec 23, 2013

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

By Min on Dec 20, 2013

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?

By Kriti on Dec 19, 2013

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

By ratna on Dec 19, 2013

is there an eggless version of it

Pls refer my "Tips Section" for the substitution chart. --DK

By Chuck on Nov 2, 2013

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.

By Banu on Oct 24, 2013

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

By sukeerthi on Oct 14, 2013

what is the substitute of self-rising wheat

By sundus talha on Apr 25, 2013

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 :)

By Zoxena on Mar 25, 2013

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.

By kumaran on Feb 27, 2013

i dont have rising flour what to do

Pls refer "Tips section" for the substitutes list --DK

By Zoe on Nov 15, 2012

Hi is it possible to have this recipe in grams or Ounce? Thanks Much appreciated xx

By Deeya on Oct 2, 2012

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 !

By Sudha on Sep 17, 2012

I tried this yesterday and boy did it come out wow!!!! Had the family licking their fingers with the gooey-ness from within 8) You rock DK :wink:

By Lawanya on Sep 10, 2012

P.s. i made some changes as well..... i added 3 eggs, reduced the flour amount by about 1/8th and replaced it with oats( tip from ur whole grain banana cake recipe) and reduced the sugar content by about 1/5th and replaced it with dried grapes(i.e.raisins) and it was still delicious........

By Lawanya on Sep 10, 2012

:wink: :-P i made this the other day, and it was yummy........ even though i omitted the chocolate topping as i didnt have the ingredients at that moment, it was still pretty delicious. not too sweet not so plain its one of the rare "sweets" my picky hubby likes thanks for this ...... i'm going to try with the topping soon.........

By Priyanka on Aug 16, 2012

Hey, you haven't mentioned about baking powder measurement?

Its Self raising flour - it has baking powder already added in that flour --DK

By ritu on Aug 10, 2012

whenn ever i ake cake or brownies it tastes out too good but sticks too the bottom ,,, i do proper greasing also whats the reason , do tell

By Catherine de silva on Apr 13, 2012

Thank you for this lovely fudge.

By rink on Apr 1, 2012

make this for my frnd's birthday........... first time baking ................ people lovedd itt .. thanks a lot for recipe... :wink:

By Katka on Mar 30, 2012

Koláčik je výborný:-)

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By Harini on Dec 12, 2011

OMG I am a choc lover and this brownie looks totally amazing, I need to try this out asap :)

By Nisha on Dec 12, 2011

Just 10 minutes back I kept all the ingredients out to make a pudding from some other blog, but when I saw the Chocolate Fudge Brownie pic here I changed my mind :D :P :D But when I saw the ingredients, ahhhhh I don't have sour cream at home & I don't use eggs, what do I do now!? I need these bloody tempting brownies right away!!!!!

By Jill on Oct 26, 2011

What do you mean by half a cup of flour? How many grams is half a cup??

By Tom on Jul 24, 2011

Hey, i was wondering if it can be made with semisweet/unsweetened chocolate instead of cocoa powder, what's the general difference between those two besides the reduced amount of used butter in the "chocolate" recipes (since it has already got cocoa butter)?!

By Abigail on May 20, 2011

oops..silly me..thnk u :)

By cheruba on May 16, 2011

can i use the salted butter(eg.amul butter)

By KRITI on May 1, 2011


By Rinku Naveen on Apr 30, 2011

Hi Loved the Chocolate brownie. It looks so soft and yummy.. First time to your space. Do visit mine when time permits. Thanks..

By Sanjana on Apr 13, 2011

Can I use plain yogurt instead of sour cream?

Since yogurt is an low fat alternative to sour cream, I am guessing you can. I havent tried it personally

By Shweta on Apr 4, 2011

the brownie turned out to be good...but the only problem i faced it was less chocolaty as i used hershey's coco and more salty because i used unsalted butter and instead of self-raising flour its substitutes as mentioned in yours...so please help me with the changes :)

I m confused! How can it turn out to be salty when u used "unsalted" butter? I use the same and I hardly taste salt. The chocolate will surely differ for different taste buds. U can always add the frosting to make it more chocolaty

By ISha on Mar 13, 2011

Hey Chef... I made these brownies minus the frosting...it turned out to be quite decent being a first timer! but I think it wasn't firm like how Iv seen other brownies.. I used plain yoghurt instead of eggs as per the link n used unslated white butter instead of regular amul butter..so my Q is... how can I make is firm n crispeier from topn bottom while goey from within..thx!

By cheruba on Mar 10, 2011

can i ues normal butter for this recipe?

Can u please tell me what you mean by normal butter?

By Samantha on Mar 9, 2011

I'm actually a little bummed :roll: My daughter wanted me to make the boxed fudge brownies and I wanted to show her that homemade was better. I made this recipe to the tee. It came out looking great. The taste was ok but I couldn't taste fudge at all. It was like a dark chocolate recipe or diet recipe. Not the chocolaty fudgy goodness we were hoping for. I would give this 3.5 stars out of 5.

By Abigail on Mar 8, 2011

Should the oven be pre-heated and what is the right temperature to be used? Should the sour cream be added when the pan is on the fire or off it? The brownie really looks tempting! Can't wait to try it out.

The first line of the method specifies the Oven temperature. The sour cream should be added after removing the butter chocolate mixture from the heat. Pls refer again to those lines. :)

By Abigail on Mar 8, 2011

Should the oven be pre-heated and what is the right temperature to be used?

By Luscious on Mar 7, 2011

I am in Italy and have looked everywhere but cannot find sour cream for the frosting. Is there anything I can use instead?

These brownies are rich without the frosting..You can easily skip it or use any frosting of your choice

By Miriam on Dec 30, 2010

Hi, I made this recipe for christmas. As soon as I saw the picture, I knew I had to make it. The taste was really good, it's the texture that I am a little doubtful about. I am guessing where I went wrong, was that I did not melt the butter enough. Is it supposed to be completely liquid in state? So the texture of the batter did not seem as smooth..so do i have to completely melt the butter or is it ok if it is semi soft?

Yes completely melted

By edith on Dec 20, 2010

love this recipe :-D

By Bonnie on Oct 26, 2010

:wink: Making these was great fun and they came out so tasty, i dont know wether i prefer hot or cold but either way its a brill recipe! Thank you x

By malar on Oct 14, 2010

as i was overzealous to bake the brownie as a birthday cake for my daughter, i added 1 cup flour. though th brownie was slightly crumbly, it was a big hit with the birthday who has been bugging me for more brownies.guess if i had correctly followed ur recipe, i wouldnt have had any peace....the frosting on ur cake makes one salivate even by looking at the pictures. thanks . this recipe is a keeper.

By Madhu on Sep 23, 2010

Hi DK, can I use your vegan frosting for these brownies??

You are the chef :) You do what pleases you :)

By Jeannie on Sep 20, 2010

Oh wow! I love the look of this brownie, the fudge on top is so silky smooth!

By deepa on Aug 28, 2010

hi which brand cocoa pwd you prefer?

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

By Brownie Power on Aug 2, 2010

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

By Shabana on Jul 23, 2010


By Vimal Tanawde on Jul 11, 2010

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

By Meenal on Jul 8, 2010

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

By meera on Jul 3, 2010

:-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

By vini on Jun 19, 2010

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

By Manimegalai on Jun 16, 2010

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

By Karnika on Jun 14, 2010

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 :)

By Swapna on Jun 7, 2010

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 :)

By Smita on Jun 3, 2010

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!!

By GT on May 27, 2010

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!

By Divya on May 26, 2010

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:)

By Apu on May 25, 2010

They look tempting!!

By sowmya on May 24, 2010

looks awesome..

By Leena on May 24, 2010

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

By Sonia on May 24, 2010

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?

By Sonia on May 24, 2010

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

By Sharmilee on May 24, 2010

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

By musical on May 24, 2010

Temptations galore! Love the egg substitutes post as well!

By Asha on May 24, 2010

WOW!! Very moist, I love it.

By sayantani on May 24, 2010

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

By Parita on May 24, 2010

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

By suma on May 23, 2010

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

By Sailaja Damodaran on May 23, 2010

Very tempting..........

By swapna on May 23, 2010

Looks Delicious! you r the best DK!!

By Pavani on May 23, 2010

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.

By Divya Vikram on May 23, 2010

Looks so luscious Dhiv :) Bookmarked!

By Sonia on May 23, 2010

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! :)

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By mridhu on May 23, 2010

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