• Rabab Awada

Classic Fudge Brownies


  • 1 and 1/2 sticks (170 grams) unsalted butter

  • 3 Tablespoons oil (35 grams) (Canola, Vegetable, or Coconut will work)

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated sugar, divided

  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder (optional)

  • 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk

  • 1 cup (120 grams) flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup (43 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3/4 cup (128 grams) chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F) (175 degreed C). Line an 9x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spray lightly with non-stick spray and set aside.

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, oil, 1/2 cup sugar, and espresso powder (if using). Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until butter is completely melted. This mixture should be HOT.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and remaining sugar. Whisk until just combined. Do not over mix it.

  • Slowly, pour the butter mixture into the egg mixture, adding it very gradually and whisking constantly until completely combined.

  • Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder then add them to the egg mixture stir until just combined. Do not over mix!

  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.

  • Bake for 27 to 32 minutes, or until the edges are firm and the top is shiny and slightly cracked.

  • Place pan on a cooling rack and cool completely before slicing. Enjoy !