best cocoa brownies
Best Cocoa Brownies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

These delicious cocoa brownies are dense and fudgy, perfect for satisfying those cravings for something seriously rich and chocolatey. 

Servings: 16
Author: Leona Konkel
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  1. Combine butter, sugar, and cocoa powder in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until butter is melted. Stir together until smooth. Set aside to let the butter cool down until it's just warm.
  2. Stir in vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Mix in flour until just combined, then beat for 40 strokes. Spread into a well-greased 8x8 inch pan.
  3. Bake in lower third of oven at 325F for 20-30 minutes. (Mine is closer to 30, in a glass pan.) When you insert a toothpick inserted in the center, it should have moist crumbs sticking to it. Cool completely before serving (if you can; we never do).

Recipe Notes

This recipe was adapted, slightly, from Smitten Kitchen.