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Homemade Brownies

Easy recipe for homemade brownies with whipped chocolate sour cream frosting! They're chewy, fudgy brownies made from scratch in one pot!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
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Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 brownies
Calories: 308kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $10


Homemade Brownies

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate 4 ounces is the entire bar of chooclate
  • 2 tbsp butter unsalted (salted will be fine too though)
  • 2/3 cup oil vegetable or canola
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease the baking pan with butter.
  • In a mixing bowl, add flour, salt and baking powder. Whisk together.
  • In a medium pot, add butter and chopped chocolate and melt over low heat, constantly stirring. 
    chocolate and butter
  • Once the chocolate has melted, add in the oil and stir. 
    adding oil
  • Next, add the sugar and eggs to the chocolate mixture with a spoon. Stir until egg yolks are blended in.
    whisking in eggs and sugar
  • Add in vanilla extract.
  • Remove from heat and fold in the flour mixture. 
    adding flour to chocolate
  • Pour into an 8×8 or 9×9 baking pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out semi-clean. 
  • Let them cool completely and then frost with the chocolate sour cream frosting. This is optional as the brownies are good on their own, but we love them with frosting! 
    chocolate buttercream


Serve these by themselves or with our whipped sour cream frosting. 


Serving: 12g | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg