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Easy Chocolate Brownies

These Chocolate Brownies are to die for. So simple to make in one saucepan thay could not be any easier.

Course Brownies
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate brownies
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 9 people
Calories 485 kcal


  • 200 g dark chocolate roughly chopped cooking
  • 175 g unsalted butter
  • 325 g caster sugar
  • 130 g plain flour
  • 3 eggs beaten


  1. Preheat oven 170 C. Line your baking tin. I use a reusable liner that sits permanently in my clean tin. My tin is 8" square and has a loose bottom.

  2. Melt chocolate and butter over a saucepan of simmering water-I can never be bothered with getting out all the gear for this so I melt it over the lowest heat possible just in the saucepan, stirring it all the time and watching it closely, taking it off the heat here and there as you stir. If chocolate burns it goes like crushed oreo biscuits and you have to throw it away so you have to concentrate on it solely if you want to use my shortcut. Stir till completely combined.

  3. Take off the heat and mix in sugar thoroughly.
  4. Then the eggs.

  5. Then the flour. Mix until it is shiny and smooth. You do need to mix for a couple of minutes by hand to get it glossy.

  6. Pour into brownie tin-mine was 8" square but the recipe says 23cm by 33cm I think it matters not as long as it's roughly the same size one way or the other.

  7. Bake for 30 minutes. You want the top hard and the middle fudgey. I use a high sided tin so mine takes about 40 mins.

  8. Allow to cool in the tin. However I do run my knife around the edge whilst still warm to make sure it hasn't stuck. I cut mine into 9 pieces.

  9. Apply To Face In The Wardrobe.

Recipe Notes

  • Use an oven thermometer as oven temperatures can vary enormously no matter what your dial says!
  • If using a high sided tin you will need to add an extra 5/10 minutes to the baking time.
  • Use white caster sugar to get a smooth top. The unrefined sugar does give a thicker crust.
  • Stir until the final mixture becomes glossy.
  • bake for a little longer if you don't like your brownies fudgy
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chocolate Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 485 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 199mg6%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 575IU12%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.