March 14, 2022| By

Chewy and Fudgy Homemade Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
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Chewy and Fudgy Homemade Brownies are packed with double the chocolate for an irresistible easy dessert. Leave the box mix on the shelf because once you realize how easy it is to make your own homemade fudgy brownies from scratch, you will never go back!

If you are in need of a chocolate fix then I have just the thing! Be sure to check out my Chocolate Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream and my Cosmic Brownies!

sliced homemade brownies stacked on top of each other

These brownies are the definition of decadent but without the complicated steps or ingredients. Made mostly with stuff you already have at home, this one-bowl recipe is sure to become a go-to treat! It takes less than an hour to make and there will be more than enough to go around.

Brownies are a classic dessert that fills me with nostalgia. You will be in chocolatey bliss after the first bite. Getting back to the basics with a simple recipe and ingredients, never tasted so good!

fudgy homemade brownies on a serving tray

key ingredients for Chewy and Fudgy Homemade Brownies

  • Eggs: Binds together all of the other ingredients. Use cold eggs in order to increase the moisture.
  • Sugar: For a moist brownie, use brown sugar instead of white. A mixture of the two would work as well.
  • Vanilla Extract: It may seem counterproductive but this addition actually enhances the chocolate flavor!
  • Butter: Melt the butter for easier mixing and a smoother texture.
  • Sour Cream: this is my secret ingredient for the most delicious fudgy texture!!
  • Dark Chocolate Chips: For an added richness, this is a must! You will not get that taste from artificial flavoring found in boxed brownie mixes.
  • Cocoa powder: Cocoa powder definitely yields a chewier brownie. You can use Dutch-processed, natural or raw cacao, depending on your preference.

How do you make chewy brownies not cakey?

I prefer a dense, fudgy brownie over a light, cakey brownie. Chewy and Fudgy Homemade Brownies require a higher fat-to-flour ratio.

Using more flour results in a cake-like brownie. If you want a fudgier brownie, use less flour and more eggs. Fat is also a major factor in fudginess. Avoid brownie recipes that use just as much or more oil as butter.

a brownies with flake salt on top

tasty additions

  • For even more decadence, consider adding nuts or something salty like chips or pretzels to your brownie batter.
  • Serve alongside some vanilla bean ice cream while the brownies are still warm. It's the best.
  • Consider adding instant coffee. It intensifies the chocolate flavor and adds a great boost.
  • Want a sugar rush? Top the brownies with chocolate buttercream frosting!
brownies cut into pieces on a serving tray with shaved chocolate

tips for making Chewy and fudgy Homemade brownies

  • Use fresh vegetable oil as opposed to oil that's been used previously to avoid odd flavoring.
  • Bake brownies on the top shelf of the oven so they do not cook too fast and dry out on the middle rack.
  • Use unsalted butter to control the saltiness.

What to do with Leftover brownies

Although Chewy and Fudgy Homemade Brownies taste best fresh out of the oven, they can be enjoyed within 4 days of baking. Just keep them stored at room temperature in an airtight container. Try to avoid cutting the brownies before storing them so they do not dry out or become stale.

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sliced homemade brownies stacked on top of each other

Chewy and Fudgy Homemade Brownies

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Serving: 9 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Calories: 400kcal


  • 2 Eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Butter
  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • 2 tbsps Oil
  • ½ cup Dark chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup Cocoa Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup Flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Whisk together eggs until foamy, then add sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Then add melted butter, sour cream, and oil. Whisk until combined.
  • Add chocolate chips, cocoa powder, salt, and flour into the bowl and fold together until just combined.
  • Spray an 8x8 baking pan with nonstick baking spray. Add batter and bake for 40-43 minutes. Brownies should be set with crisp edges and a tiny bit jiggly in the center. Allow brownies to cool until set; about 10-15 minutes.


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 449IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    These were the best brownies I have ever tasted. My family and friends could not believe I made them myself. They were moist and gooey and full of chocolate in every bite. I had to hide some from my family. I can't wait to try different kinds of her brownies.

  2. 5 stars
    I was on the hunt for a vegan brownie recipe. I love this recipe so I said “Self”, we can still use this recipe. I subbed unsweetened applesauce for the eggs; subbed plant butter for butter; subbed soy+lemon juice (buttermilk) for sour cream. My customer loved it. Rock on, Britney!

    • There's a bit of a crinkly top, but not enough to call for it in the recipe. It's more dense and fudgy/chewy. 🙂 I hope that you enjoy!

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