Decadent Fudgy Brownies

If your craving chocolate, these decadent fudgy brownies will cure that fix! These brownies have a fudgy center with chocolate chips and a layer of chocolate frosting on top.

melted butter and chocolate in a Pyrex cup
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
birds eye view of melted chocolate and butter
Melt the 1/2 c. of unsalted butter (1 stick) and 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate together in a microwaveable container. You can use a chocolate bar or chocolate chips for the 8 oz of chocolate.

Microwave for about 25 seconds at a time until the butter is melted.
*Let the melted chocolate and butter cool for about 10 minutes. (This is important before you add in the egg.)
bowl of 3 whisked eggs
In a separate bowl, whisk together the 3 eggs.
bowl of melted chocolate mixture with brown, white sugar, and eggs added to it
Add the white and brown sugar to the melted chocolate and butter.
Mix in the eggs to the cooled chocolate mixture.

Add the 1 tsp of vanilla.
bowl of flour, cocoa powder, salt mixed together.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
dry ingredients mixed in with the wet ingredients
Add the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients.
chocolate chips in a measuring cup
Add in the 3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips to the brownie batter.
fudgy brownie batter in parchment paper in a square baking pan
Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper. If using aluminum foil, grease it first.
Pour the brownie batter in the pan.
another close up view of fudgy brownie batter in a square pan
Bake for 36 minutes.
birds eye view of frosting ingredients
While the brownies are baking, you can start on the frosting.

Add all the ingredients into one bowl. (powdered sugar, butter, salt, cocoa powder, and milk/cream.)
birds eye view of chocolate frosting
cooled fudgy brownies on parchment paper with chocolate frosting on top
Let the brownies completely cool before adding the frosting. You might not think this frosting will be enough, but it can cover the whole brownie.

The brownies are so rich, a thin layer of frosting is all you need. However, if you like a lot of frosting on a brownie, you can double the frosting recipe.
close up of 2 sliced fudgy brownies
fudgy brownies on a plate with chocolate chips in front of them
close up of frosted fudgy brownies
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Decadent Fudgy Brownies

  • Author: rowdyrousculps
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 12 1x


These brownies are the cure for any chocoholic! If you like more of a fudgy brownie, then these are for you!



Ingredients for Brownie-

  • 1 stick (1/2 c.) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate (chocolate chips or a chopped up chocolate bar) or 8 ozs.
  • 1/4 c. dark/light brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c. plus 2 tbsp all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Ingredients for Chocolate Buttercream Frosting-

(This frosting makes a thin layer. If you want a thick layer of frosting, double the recipe.)

  • 2 tbsp salted or unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 12 tbsp milk/cream
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (use the third rack in the oven to bake.) Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper or greased aluminum foil.
  2. Melt 1 stick (1/2 c.) unsalted butter and 8 oz’s chocolate in a microwaveable container for 25 seconds at a time until the butter and chocolate is all melted. (Stir every 25 seconds so the mixture does not burn.) Let it cool for at least 10 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, add the melted chocolate and butter, and the white and brown sugars. Mix well. Then add the vanilla.
  4. Mix the 3 eggs in a separate bowl, then add the eggs to the large bowl of the brownie batter.
  5. In another bowl, add the cocoa powder, salt, and flour. (Sometimes the cocoa powder has lumps. You can use a sifter to put the cocoa through first.)
  6. Add the dry ingredients in with the wet brownie batter and mix well.
  7. Add the 3/4 c. chocolate chips.
  8. Pour batter in the prepared pan and bake for 36 minutes.
  9. While the brownies are baking, start by making the frosting. In a clean bowl, add the soft butter, powdered sugar, salt, milk/cream, unsweetened cocoa and vanilla.
  10. When the brownies are done baking, make sure they cool completely before putting on the frosting. (or the frosting will melt off.)
  11. ENJOY!


If you microwave the butter and chocolate too long without stirring, you may burn the chocolate. Only heat up 25 seconds at a time.

  • Category: Desserts


  • Serving Size: 12
  • Calories: 434
  • Sugar: 45.6g
  • Sodium: 118.9mg
  • Fat: 20.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.2g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 71.9mg

Keywords: fudgy brownies

This recipe is adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

If you love this recipe, you’ll love my inside out chocolate cookies.

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