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 Ever

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 259kcal


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add eggs and blend well.
  • Add vanilla, salt, cocoa and flour.  Don't overbeat.
  • Pour into a greased 9X13 pan.
  • Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes.


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 414IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. trevandjules

    Is this your moms!? I love those. You should post all her sweets ;) I'm going to try your chicken lasagna!

    1. Karenzhiita

      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!

  2. Aubrey

    This is the best recipe for brownies that I have found. Thanks for sharing it!!

  3. Marie

    I thought these brownies earned their title! Loved them!

  4. Carol

    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!!

  5. pat

    we loved these! I'll definitely make them again:)

  6. abc0208

    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!

  7. laura

    Omg this are the best brownies I've ever tasted!

  8. Nikki

    Making these tonight!

  9. Jenn

    This is awesome. I lost my old recipe and had to find a new one. I found this. It's so chocolatly.

  10. 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! :)

  11. Melissa

    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!

  12. Rachel

    Wow these look amazing!

  13. Kristin

    This looks like a winner!

  14. alana

    Melted butter or room temp?

  15. Kat

    Just made for a desert for friends! Really lovely! thank you for easy yet tasty recipe;)

  16. 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

  17. RasMiya

    Can u please tell me which cocoa powder u Use....likE unsweetened or dark?

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