fudgy brownies

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By Francine Lizotte
from Surrey South, BC

These squares are decadent and delicious! Soft, moist and tender, this is a delicious sweet treat to enjoy anytime!

serves 9 squares
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For fudgy brownies

  • BATTER
  • 2/3 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for baking dish
  • 7 Tbsp
    good quality cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 2 lg
    free-run eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, melted and room temperature plus more for baking dish
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    vanilla sugar (substitute plain granulated sugar)
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts (substitute pecans, dried cranberries, etc.), roughly chopped
  • ICING
  • 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 3 Tbsp
    cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn syrup
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp
    35% heavy cream, or as needed
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How To Make fudgy brownies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC. Grease and flour a 8 x 8 baking dish; set aside
  • 2
    BATTER:
  • 3
    In a mixing bowl, add all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; whisk until very well blended and set aside.
  • 4
    In another bowl, combine beaten eggs and melted butter, whisking constantly. To this, add brown sugar, vanilla sugar and vanilla extract; stir until combined.
  • 5
    Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and also some chopped walnuts if using; stir well to blend.
  • 6
    Transfer batter to the prepared baking dish and level it out using a spatula. Gently tap the dish on the counter to compact the batter and transfer to the preheated oven. Bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean with just a few crumbs.
  • 7
    Remove from the heat and allow to cool off.
  • 8
    ICING:
  • 9
    Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine sifted icing sugar, sifted cocoa powder, melted butter, corn syrup and pure vanilla extract.
  • 10
    While blending the ingredients, pour in some heavy cream a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • 11
    When the cake is cool enough but still slightly warm which makes it easier to do, add the icing and spread it out evenly with a spatula.
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