Fudge Brownies

We love these simple brownies around here. They are quick to make and gone just as quickly. Great lunch box food and an easy weeknight dessert. They are also a big hit at bake sales.

First off, don’t be tempted to put baking powder or baking soda into this recipe, thinking I have forgotten to list it above. This recipe does not call for any leavening other than the eggs. This is the secret that makes them chewy and fudgy. There is another recipe for Cake Brownies which does call for baking powder, if that’s really what you want.


Fudge Brownie Recipe
  • 1 cup melted margarine (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/4 cups flour (self-rising)
  1. So, first melt your margarine (I do it in the microwave).
  2. Next get out a large bowl and combine the margarine and sugar with a spoon or whisk.
  3. Add all four eggs, and beat the mixture until it is sort of fluffy and emulsified.
  4. Add the salt, cocoa, and vanilla. Stir up really well.
  5. Add the flour. Stir again until the mixture is thick and chocolaty.
  6. Turn the batter into a well oiled 9 by 13-inch pan.
  7. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and cool before serving. Cut into 32 small squares.


If you like this recipe, take a look at the Homemade Mixes Kindle cookbook. I think you’ll love it.

NOTE: These are the richest brownies I have ever eaten. They do not need any frosting; actually, it would just be gilding the lily. They are pretty good with walnuts though. I add 3/4 cup of home cracked black walnuts in season, especially during the holidays. If you do crack black walnuts yourself, be sure to wear gloves while you do it, because they will stain your hands for weeks.

Fresh Homemade Chocolate Fudge Brownie

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Amanda Roth - January 18, 2016

These sound delicious! Gathering my ingredients now, can’t wait to make them!!!!!!

Mekenna - January 18, 2016

Can’t wait to make these! Thanks for sharing!

Affrikka - January 24, 2016

Making these tonight! Can’t hardly wait to taste!!

virgie - January 25, 2016

I thought it was strange no baking soda or powder?? those that made these how did they turn out?

Miranda - January 26, 2016

I made these and although they turned out more as a thick cake, they were DELICIOUS!!!! I added a bit of cinnamen and they were delightful.

Kristi Ward - January 27, 2016

I made these brownies this evening and they weren’t very “fudgy.” They were a little airy and they also taste a lot like egg. With that said they were not bad brownies just not dense and fudgy like I was hoping for.

Paula - January 28, 2016

I made these brownies about an hour ago, and they came out so delicious! Super fudgy and scrumptious. Thank you for sharing! 😀

Jen - January 30, 2016

although a simple and quick straightforward recipe. I found the brownies a bit too sweet and found it difficult to get that “cholcatey” taste from them. They were thick! Which isn’t bad but as another comment said – came out more like a dense cake than “fudgey” for as much as it sounds like I am picking holes it wasn’t bad at all just not what I was looking for.

Amy - January 30, 2016

I just made these and I think I just ate brownies for dinner. Their better than boxed and I know whats in them. I didn’t have self rising flour so I googled how to make self rising flour out of All Purpose and added the allotted extra salt and baking powder and it worked fine. These were fudgy without being to heavy with too much extra chocolate chips/etc. This is just what a brownie should taste like, Thanks for the recipe.

Charlie - February 5, 2016

Just finished making them and they taste great, however they arent fudgy and seem cake like

Karie - February 6, 2016

I’ve made these twice and they are great!

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