Easy Homemade Brownies Recipe

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This easy homemade brownies recipe makes cakey brownies that taste like box mix brownies! With perfect crisp crackly tops and chewy centers, these brownies hit all the right notes.

Looking for more brownie recipes? Try these moist and chewy homemade brownies or this fudgy brownies recipe!

Easy from scratch Brownies! Just like a box mix!

Homemade Brownies

I have been searching for a box-mix-like brownie for some time now. I have a couple really great brownies on the blog already – like these moist and chewy brownies – and now this one! I would say this is more of a cakey brownie, which I love!

Basic brownies may seem kind of unexciting, but don’t be fooled. These are anything but! Everyone needs a good, solid brownie in their recipe arsenal and this is the one! Sometimes I really just love a delicious brownie, uninterrupted in flavor by all the add-ins.

Easy from scratch Brownies! Just like a box mix!

I mentioned on Tuesday that my parents were in town for the weekend. It’s such a good thing, because I made a couple rounds of brownies and someone had to help me eat them all!

I totally get my sweet tooth from my dad. I still remember him eating cookies for breakfast when I was a kid. He’s gotten some better eating habits since then, but we both still have the massive sweet tooth.

Easy from scratch Brownies! Just like a box mix!

He agreed with me that these brownies were the best, hands down. Our kind of brownie. Neither of us could keep our hands out of them.

And these brownies are no fuss! There’s no heating things on a stove, microwaving and mixing until butter and sugar reaches a certain temperature, no guess work – just easy and delicious! Perfect for when you want to whip up a quick batch and devour them before anyone even knows they existed. 🙂

Easy from scratch Brownies! Just like a box mix!

They are quite dark in color in the pictures because I use dark chocolate cocoa in most of my baking. If you’ve never tried it, I really encourage you to. I don’t normally prefer dark chocolate when eating a candy bar, but in baking it makes a much more chocolatey final product. In most cases of course. These brownies being one of them.

I’m sure they’d taste great with regular cocoa. But if you’re willing, give the dark a try.

Either way though, you’ll want to make these ASAP. They are perfect for the chocolate craving you regularly have. 🙂

Easy from scratch Brownies! Just like a box mix!

Quick and Easy Brownies

This easy homemade brownies recipe makes cakey brownies that taste like box mix brownies! With perfect crisp crackly tops and chewy centers, these brownies hit all the right notes.

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12-16 Brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup + 2 1/2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×9 square baking pan, or line it with parchment paper.
2. Mix together the oil, sugar and vanilla extract.
3. Add eggs and mix until well combined.
4. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
5. Slowly add to the egg mixture until well combined.
6. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly.
7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.

Notes

Recipe modified from AllRecipes.com

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Recipe modified from AllRecipes.com

Enjoy!

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