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Chewy Chocolate Brownies

May 8, 2012 by

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During the week, The Husband and I try to maintain a pretty healthy diet and get to the gym regularly.  When you run a food blog and like to eat as much as we do, you kinda have to.  But come Friday night, all bets are off.  We’re usually craving something fried or something sweet.

Around our house, chocolate is king and cookies or brownies take top honors.  I have noticed when it comes to brownies, there are two schools of thought – cakey or chewy. I am a chewy girl all the way. When a brownie has that glossy, crackly top, I just can’t resist.

I made these recently have since dubbed it my official go-to recipe.  It’s full of chocolate flavor with just the right amount of chewiness.  And oh my gosh, just look at that crackly top . . .


5.0 from 2 reviews

Chewy Chocolate Brownies

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Adapted from Cook's Illustrated
Serves: 24 brownies
  • ⅓ cup Dutch-processed cocoa
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups (17-1/2 ounces) sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups (8-3/4 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon table salt
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, cut into ½-inch pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together coca and boiling water.
  3. Add unsweetened chocolate, butter, and vegetable oil and mix until combined.
  4. With mixer running, add eggs, egg yolks, and vanilla.
  5. Add sugar and continue mixing until well-combined.
  6. If using a stand mixer, switch to the paddle attachment. Combine flour and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to chocolate mixer, scraping the side of the bowl as needed.
  7. Using a wooden spoon, gently fold in semisweet chocolate pieces.
  8. Grease a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking dish. Pour brownie batter into the dish. Place in the oven and back for about 30-40 minutes (I actually had to bake for 50 minutes), or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and allow pan to cool for 1 hour. Run a knife along the edge of the pan to loosen brownies, then cut into 2-inch squares.


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  1. Holly Edmonds

    I love how easy this recipe is! However… you forgot to write when to put the sugar in! I forgot that there was sugar in the recipe and made it according to the instructions. I was wondering why on earth they were so bread-like then realized it! I’ll be trying this recipe again – with sugar this time! 😉

    • The Cooking Bride

      Oh no Holly! I’m so sorry! I’ve corrected the recipe. Thanks for letting me know!

  2. I definitely need at least one sweet treat a week to keep me going and brownies are always a good choice. These look awesome!

  3. Jane

    Nice recipe. I love a simple brownie recipe which is easy for the kids :)
    I also like the below brownie recipe.

    Thanks for sharing,

  4. Virtual Foodie

    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing. I adapted it for Australia and posted it here:,27557
    This was my first ever attempt at baking brownies, and even though I had to adapt ingredients and quantities slightly, it turned out perfectly. We have Americans staying with us and they were very impressed! Thank you.


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