Quick and Easy Chocolate Brownies

    40 minutes

    A very quick chocolate fix that is easy to make and completely delicious. A great base recipe you can customise.


    Queensland, Australia
    687 people made this

    Makes: 16 medium brownies

    • 125g butter
    • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
    • 3 eggs (60g)
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1 1/2 cup caster sugar
    • 3/4 cup plain flour

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C and line a medium (22cmx22cm) square baking dish with baking paper.
    2. Sift the cocoa into a medium bowl. Melt the butter over low heat. When the butter is melted add to the cocoa in a steady stream, stirring with a metal fork as you go. Continue to whisk until smooth.
    3. Whisk the eggs and vanilla essence together. Add to the cocoa mixture in a steady stream, whisking with the fork as you go, until smooth.
    4. Stir through the caster sugar until well combined.
    5. Fold in the flour and stir gently until evenly and just combined.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until firm to touch. Allow the brownies to cool in the tray before cutting and serving. ENJOY!


    This recipe is also suitable for people who are lactose intolerant - you can use lactose free margarine (such as Nuttelex) instead of the butter. If you like nuts or dried fruit then a handful of walnuts/pecans/almonds/dried apple/sultanas are also delicious stirred through with the flour.

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    This is the best easy brownies recipe I have come across so far. It's easy and is just delectable. It was a hit with my family and before long, they were all gone. Definitely a keeper. Note: Be sure to properly sift the cocoa powder otherwise the cooked brownies will have lumps of cocoa in them, and so this kinda ruins them.  -  21 Dec 2010


    Absolutely delicious and a super easy recipe. Great for days when you don't have any actual chocolate for baking with!  -  31 Jan 2012


    This recipe was so easy and so yummy I reduced the sugar to one cup but other than that I followed the recipe I had a lot of compliments so will definitely be making this again and again My little boy has already requested it for his school fete next week  -  17 Sep 2012