Super Fudgy Brownies

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 16 squares




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brush a 9-inch square baking pan with butter; line the bottom and 2 sides of the buttered pan with parchment paper (leaving a 2-inch overhang for lifting), then butter the paper and set pan aside (this makes for easy removal; it's worth the time!).
  • In a small bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  • Place the chocolate and butter in a large heat-proof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of gently simmering water.
  • Heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove bowl from saucepan.
  • Add sugar and mix to combine.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix to combine.
  • Add flour mixture; mix until just moistened (do not over-mix unless you like your brownies tough).
  • Transfer to prepared pan; smooth top.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with just a few crumbs attached, 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Cool in pan for 30 minutes.
  • Using paper overhang, lift brownies out of pan, leaving on paper to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Using a dampened serrated knife, cut into 16 squares.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.