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Fudgy Brownies {recipe}

Fudgy Brownies - Lil Miss Cakes

My goal when developing my perfect brownie recipe was to create a dairy free brownie that tasted like it came out of a box when in fact it’s made from scratch. Why was this my goal? Because boxed brownie mix is just so good-one of the ultimate comfort foods from childhood. I tested and tested until I came up with a recipe I was really happy with, but couldn’t figure out the best way to bake them until I came across Alton Brown’s new technique for baking his brownies. The method worked for my dairy free recipe too! It creates a dark and fudgy brownie with a crispy, crackly top.  It’s kind of a weird technique but it does result in fudgy fudgy brownies. His way takes a bit longer because you bake the brownies for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven for 15 minutes. After that you bake again for a final 30 minutes resulting in dense and fudgy greatness. If you aren’t loving that method, simply bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
Some notes to consider: I like to use Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder, in this recipe, but you can use any cocoa powder you have on hand.
I bake my brownies in a true 9×13 inch baking pan. I don’t recommend using a disposable tin for this recipe. Those tins are smaller even though everyone calls them 9×13 inch size. Your baking time will be different than I have listed.

Fudgy Brownies {recipe}
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Prepare a 9x13" baking pan by lining it with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl stir together the oil, sugar, flour, cocoa powder, eggs, salt, and vanilla.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl or on top of a double boiler. Stir in the melted chocolate.
  4. Pour the brownie batter into the pan and carefully spread it to the edges. The batter will be thick.
  5. Bake at 300 degrees F for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  7. Return to oven and bake for another 30 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.