Mom's Cocoa Powder Brownies

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by gourmetmomma

Oooey, Gooey, Rich and Chewy. If you are a fan of cake-like brownies, these are NOT for you. This makes a small pan of brownies that are moist and dense and need no icing. They form a crust that cracks and is a wonderful contrast to the fudgy texture of the brownie. Like all other basic brownie recipes, these are a great base for adding in chunks of chocolate, nuts, or whatever. As an adult, I like them with a 1/2 tsp of espresso powder added. For the brownie purist, the nuts are strictly optional. When I'm having one of those "must have chocolate" days, these are the perfect fix. After 1 brownie, I'm cured.

Top Review by roccopico

Perfect Brownies. I like a fudgy chewy brownie and these were exactly that. I followed the recipe exactly including bake time. I omitted the nuts because I like a plain chocolate brownie. I cooked them for 25 minutes. I let them cool completely on a wire rack in the pan. I don't know how these could be cakey with no leavening agent.
Anyhow they are perfect

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes in an 8x8 or 9x9 pan.
  3. Allow to cool before cutting.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a