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Easy Brownie Recipe

Easy Brownie Recipe

You know Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, right?

Why not make a batch of brownies, from scratch, using this easy brownie recipe?!

Picture this: your sweetheart is at work and discovers the brownies you tucked in as a Valentine’s Day treat. Next thing you know, you’ve melted their heart a little and they are totally bragging about how awesome you are to everyone in the office — it’s a win, win.

You can even turn this easy brownie recipe into a decadent dessert, just top a big warm brownie with French vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. Hello! Heaven is calling! It’s my favourite dessert, no matter how stuffed I feel, I can never turn it down.

I love this recipe because it uses ingredients you probably have in your pantry. You’ll know these brownies are almost done baking when you start to notice a heavenly smell coming from your kitchen.

Easy Brownie Recipe

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 16, 2-inch square brownies

Serving Size: 1 Brownie

Easy Brownie Recipe

I love this recipe because it uses ingredients you probably have in your pantry. You’ll know these brownies are almost done baking when you start to notice a heavenly smell coming from your kitchen.


½ cup butter
¾ cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
½ cup flour
½ to 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Adjust oven rack to the middle position. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan, or line it with aluminum foil and grease the foil. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a medium pot over low heat. Remove from heat, whisk in cocoa powder, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated.
  4. Transfer mixture to a bowl and gently stir in flour, walnuts, and a pinch of salt.
  5. Transfer mixture to greased baking pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the middle is just barely set.
  6. Remove and allow to completely cool in the baking pan on a rack before cutting.

Easy Brownie Recipe Tips:

  • Use an 8-inch square baking pan. If you don’t have one, you can buy disposable aluminum pans in the baking section at the grocery store – no excuses!
  • Grease your baking dish with butter or non-stick cooking spray. If you use spray, do it over the sink (or open dishwasher) so you don’t make a mess.
  • Try lining your baking pan with aluminum foil. Cut a size longer than your baking pan, the over-hang can be used as handles to lift the cooked brownie for cutting.
  • When you mix melted butter, cocoa powder, and sugar together, it will seem sandy. However, once both eggs are added, the sugar will dissolve and give the batter a smooth, glossy texture.
  • Stir in flour, gently, with a wooden spoon (don’t use a hand mixer).  Gently hand-stirring the mixture will keep the brownies dense rather than cakey.
  • Increase the salt from a pinch to ¼ teaspoon if you’re using unsalted butter.
  • The cocoa powder makes these brownies rich and chocolatey. To make these brownies sweeter, reduce the cocoa powder to ½ cup and add a hand-full of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Or, try this highly addictive healthy brownie recipe – bet you can’t eat just one!

Easy Brownie Recipe

Looking for more of my delicious and easy dessert recipes?  You’ll find them here!

About Kary Osmond

Celebrity Chef. Recipe Developer. Food Enthusiast. Produce Lover. Canadian. Food Blogger. Spokesperson. Back-to-Basics. Cooking Expert.


  1. Hey Susan. You’re better off doubling the recipe with that size of pan – maybe increase the cooking time by a few minutes too. If you take this recipe and bake it in a 9×13 inch pan, the batter will spread too thin. Hope this helps, k.

  2. Hi Kary
    Wondering if your brownie recipe can be doubled to a 9×13 pan? Any tips?

  3. Wow! I really liked this recipe and brownies are delicious! Use this recipe for soft gooey brownies!

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