Light Chocolate-Chunk Brownies

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by annh53182

From Everyday Food Jan/Feb 2008 These brownies have a triple helping of chocolate: cocoa powder and melted chocolate in the batter, plus chocolate chunks on top.

Top Review by Psalm AKA Typo Qween

This was the first recipe I used that used applesauce and sour cream in it. It gave it a different flavor and texture than what I am used too. Wasn't bad just different but still good, I may cut back the chocolate just because it was slight overkill for me, but that is a matter of personal taste. Overall the brownies were delicious and would recommend this to anyone looking for a lighter option for a brownie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a 9-inch square baking pan with oil; line with a strip of parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides, and brush paper with oil.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda; set aside. In another medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, applesauce, sour cream, melted chocolate, eggs, and oil until combined; add flour mixture, and mix just until moistened.
  3. 3. Spread batter in prepared pan; sprinkle top with chopped chocolate. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes.
  4. 4. Cool completely in pan. Use paper overhang to lift cake from pan; peel off paper, and discard. Cut into 16 squares.

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