This is my go-to recipe when I want a simple and super chocolatey brownie. It is moist and rich, but not overly sweet. The hardest part might be sharing.
Close up shot of brownies stacked on a white plate with a glass of milk
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 179kcal
Author Liren Baker


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F with a rack in the center of the oven.
  • Prepare an 8×8″ baking pan by lightly spraying with cooking spray or greasing with butter. Line with parchment paper.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and whisk in granulated and brown sugars. Lower heat and stir in buttermilk and 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips. Remove from heat and whisk in the eggs and vanilla.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir in the butter mixture until just combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour into prepared brownie pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes or until it begins to pull from the edges of the pan. It will still be a little gooey in the center.
  • Remove from oven, cool completely (or at least until it is just lukewarm).
  • Slice into 16 squares and serve.



Vegetable oil can be substituted for butter in this recipe.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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