This easy chocolate brownie recipe will be in the oven as quick as a wink. It has a classic brownie texture and tons of deep, dark chocolate flavor.
This quick and simple chocolate brownie recipe uses unsweetened chocolate for a powerful chocolate flavor. It’s a classic brownie with a classic brownie taste:
- Fudgy, but not too dense
- Rich dark chocolate flavor
- A little bit of chewiness around the edges
An excellent all-around brownie! It just might remind you of the made-from-scratch brownies you had as a kid. (If you have cocoa powder but not unsweetened chocolate, try this Easy Brownie Recipe.)
Baker's Chocolate Brownie Recipe
- 3 oz unsweetened chocolate broken or chopped to pieces
- 8 TB unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 and prepare an 8 inch square pan by lining it with foil or parchment paper.
In a microwaveable bowl, melt butter and chocolate together in 20 second bursts, stirring in between, until completely melted and smooth.
In a large bowl, combine butter and chocolate mixture with sugar and stir. Add eggs and stir. Add vanilla and salt. Stir.
Add flour and stir until flour is just incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth out.
Bake approximately 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs, but not wet batter.
Set pan on a rack to cool.
After the batter is complete, you can gently stir in your favorite nuts or chocolate chips if you like before transferring batter to the pan.
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I had some baking chocolate to use up, this worked great.
Is this the original recipe that was on the Bakers Chocolate box in the 1980’s?
This recipe was on the box in 2014. It’s quite possible that it is the same one from the 80s, although only the Baker’s Chocolate company would be able to say for sure.
I have a recipe from the Baker ‘s box that is probably from the 70’s or 80’s. It is different from the one posted here. Here it is:
2/3 cup unsifted flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 squares Baker’s Unsweetened Chocolate
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp Calumet baking powder
1/3 cup butter or other shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Mix flour with baking powder and salt. Melt chocolate and butter over hot water. Beat eggs well, gradually add sugar, beating well. Beat in chocolate and vanilla. Mix in flour, then stir in nuts. Spread in greased 8 in square pan. Bake at 360 for 25 minutes. Cool before cutting. Makes 20 brownies.
How many ounces equal two squares of the original Baker’s chocolate? I’m trying to convert so I can use the new bar chocolate when making the old recipes.
The original Baker’s chocolate is 1 square = 1 ounce. So 2 squares = 2 ounces.
Perfect brownies! I have used the recipe several times with great results although I do add about 6 oz of chocolate chips, a pinch of cinnamon and a 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract to enhance the chocolate flavor.
I love this recipe! I’m so glad you posted it!