The BEST Brownie Recipe!

I am a true chocolate lover!

One of my favorite desserts are Brownies.

I have tried numerous homemade brownie recipes, and none can beat this one! I got this recipe from my parent’s neighbor, Faith, years ago… and I have been using it ever since!

The BEST Brownie Recipe!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1-1/3 cups flour
  • ½ tsp. salt.
  1. Cream butter and sugar together.
  2. Add eggs and blend well.
  3. Add vanilla, salt, cocoa and flour.  Don't overbeat.
  4. Pour into a greased 9X13 pan.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes


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    • Can’t get enough of clhcooate chip cookies & I love the ways these look Julie. With these cookies firmly anchored as an American icon, it’s wonderful to see them showing up in such beauitful avatars across the globe. I’m in love with your bakers twine, your pretty packaging with those monogrammed homemade cards & beautiful presentation!

  1. They're called FUDGE DREAM BARS in our family. We frost them….the usual chocolate powder sugar type…..and put it on the bars in dollops right out of the oven. As the frosting starts to "melt"….spread it and THEN cool, cut and eat. SOOOOO good!!

  2. I made these tonight for my coworkers..added in 2 Tbsp of Nutella and about a cup of ghirardelli's semi sweet chips to the brownie batter..have mercy :) I've been using this base brownie recipe a few times is now my go to brownie recipe for whatever brownie recipe I am using and I cannot thank you (or Faith) enough for sharing it!! It's awesome!

  3. Janel

    Hi! I loved the consistency of the brownies! Very moist! But the recipe says to use 1-1/2 tsp of vanilla. Do you mean vanilla extract or vanilla bean? All I could taste was the vanilla extract. Please help! I want to try making them again! :)

  4. I love this recipe! I can barely stop eating the batter when I make it! I actually used this recipe to make a chocolate brownie cake for my wedding dessert bar. I took two round cake pans to make a two layer cake and doubled the recipe. Then I frosted it with chocolate frosting and put chocolate chips on top. It was amazing!

  5. ewelina

    i have done this before, and i must say that didn’t went well…maby i did put wrong amouth of stuff in it, or have the wrong thin…
    can you tell me if 1-1/3 cups flour is 1 and a 1/3 of cup?
    thank you