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Fudgy Brownie Recipe (VIDEO)

The ultimate Fudgy Brownie Recipe! These homemade brownies are decadent and stay moist for days. Plus, there’s a secret ingredient that makes them super chocolatey without being overly sweet.

Fudgy brownies stacked on a parchment paper

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Brownies Video Tutorial:

These brownies are unbelievably satisfying. Watch the video recipe and you’ll know why everyone loves this recipe!

The Only Brownie Recipe You’ll Need!

The inspiration for these brownies came from Ina Garten’s Outrageous Brownies in the Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. We made them fudgier and supremely chocolatey. Here’s why these are the best homemade brownies:

  • Easy brownies – No fancy equipment or tools required. All you need is a saucepan, spatula, whisk, and a couple of bowls to make the batter.
  • No Room Temperature Ingredients Needed – you don’t have to plan ahead and can start making brownies as soon as the craving strikes.
  • Fudgiest Center – these literally stay moist and fudgy for days. I made the last batch on a Wednesday and ate the last piece on Sunday and it was still moist and satisfying.
  • Rich Chocolate Flavor – adding the cocoa powder and chocolate chips make these intensely chocolatey without being overly sweet.
  • Crackly Top – These brownies have that classic, irresistible crackly top.

The “Secret” Ingredient for Brownies:

Just like with our Chocolate Cake, adding coffee amps up the flavor of chocolate without tasting like coffee. We used Instant Coffee Granules. The rest of the ingredients are simple and will give you the perfect brownie texture.

Ingredients for brownie recipe with chocolate chips, egg, cocoa, flour, sugar, butter, coffee granules

How to Make the Best Brownies:

1. Melt Chocolate: In a saucepan over low heat, melt together 2 cups chocolate chips and butter. Set aside to cool 15 minutes.
2. Wet Ingredients: Whisk together eggs, sugar, instant coffee granules, oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk the cooled chocolate mixture into the egg mixture.

Step by step tutorial how to make brownies

3. Dry Ingredients: Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt then fold these dry ingredients into the chocolate batter until no streaks remain.
5. Pour and Bake: Spread brownie batter into prepared pan, sprinkle the top with the reserved 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and bake at 350˚F for 35-40 minutes.

how to make chocolate brownie batter step by step photos

How Long to Bake Brownies:

Fudgy Brownies – Bake for 35-37 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center will come out fudgy.

Soft and Moist Brownies – Bake for 40 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out with moist crumbs attached.

How to Store Brownies:

  • At Room Temperature – Brownies can be stored at room temperature in a low humidity environment. To keep them fresh and moist, cover with plastic wrap directly over the brownies and store in an airtight container for 4-5 days.
  • Freezer – brownies can be frozen for up to 3 months. To keep brownies moister, do not cut brownies until you are ready to eat them.

Baked brownies in baking pan sliced

How to Serve Brownies:

Our favorite way to serve brownies is to top with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can also try a dollop of whipped cream drizzled with chocolate, or top with fresh raspberries.

For Frosted Brownies: cover them with Chocolate Ganache or Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.

Brownie served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

What Mix-Ins Can I Add to Brownies?

Once you have a great brownie base like this one, you can change them up and make them your own.

  • Caramel – Drizzle the top of the brownies with Homemade Caramel and a sprinkle of kosher salt.
  • Walnuts or Pecans – chop 1 cup of walnuts and fold them in at the end, sprinkling a few over the top for walnut brownies.
  • Chocolate Chunks – fold in some chocolate chunks in addition to sprinkling them over the top.

Brownie slice on a spatula with chocolate chips added

Can I Bake these in a Different Pan?

For this brownie recipe, we used a 9×9 square pan. Using different sized baking pans will affect the bake times, and the recipe. These tips should help.

  • Bread Loaf Pan – Cut the recipe in half and bake as directed for a small batch of brownies.
  • 8×8 Pan – this smaller pan will result in taller brownies that require a longer baking time (40-48 minutes) minutes).
  • 12×9 Pan – this larger pan works, but the brownies will be flatter and will require less baking time (30-35 minutes).
  • 13×9 Pan – Make 1 1/2 times the recipe or the brownies will be pretty flat. Bake about 40 minutes, or to your desired doneness.

Love Chocolate? More Chocolate Desserts:

Fudgy Brownie Recipe

4.96 from 46 votes
Prep Time: 13 minutes
Cook Time: 37 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
fudgy brownies stacked on parchment paper

The ultimate Fudgy Brownie Recipe - super chocolatey without being overly sweet! These homemade brownies are decadent and stay moist for days.

Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Keyword: brownie recipe, fudgy brownies
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Calories: 526 kcal
Servings: 12 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb unsalted butter (softened or cut into pieces if cold for faster melting)
  • 16 oz semisweet chocolate chips (2 1/2 cups by measuring cup), divided
  • 4 eggs large
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp instant coffee granules (6.2 grams)
  • 3 Tbsp light olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Butter a 9x9 pan and line with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, Melt together 2 cups chocolate chips and butter while whisking then set aside to cool 15 minutes.

  3. In a second large bowl, whisk together 4 eggs, 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar and coffee granules, 3 Tbsp oil and 1 Tbsp vanilla extract.
  4. Stir cooled chocolate mixture into the egg mixture.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together 2/3 cup flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt then use a spatula to fold mixture into the batter and fold just until combined. Do not over mix.

  6. Transfer batter to prepared pan and sprinkle all over with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 35-40 min depending on the desired doneness.* Cool until nearly at room temperature then cut into bars before serving.

Recipe Notes

*For fudgy brownies, bake 35-37 minutes and a toothpick should come out fudgy. For soft and moist brownies, bake 40 minutes and a toothpick should come out with moist crumbs attached. 

Nutrition Facts
Fudgy Brownie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 526 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 379mg11%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 570IU11%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Janice Revelle
    January 25, 2021

    Can I use espresso powder instead of instant cooffee granules? If so, how much?

    Reply

  • Lori Jones
    January 22, 2021

    Does anyone else find it sweet, and adorable that she films in her bare feet😊 I Love your down to earth cooking!!

    Reply

  • Shareefah
    January 21, 2021

    Hi, can I reduce the sugar as I find it too sweet but the brownies came out amazing. Thanks for the recipe ❤️

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 21, 2021

      Hello there, I haven’t really tried reducing the sugar in this recipe to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how you liked it.

      Reply

  • Abisha Jebasline
    January 19, 2021

    This recipe was amazing!! The video was very useful too!! btw can u show us how to make blondies??

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 19, 2021

      Thank you for that great review. I’m glad the video was helpful! Thank you for sharing that recipe suggestion with us.

      Reply

  • Terezie UK.
    January 19, 2021

    Hi Natasha.

    This recipe, is without a doubt family favorite now ! Thank you.

    Reply

  • Peggy Hill
    January 17, 2021

    I just made them and they dropped from the sides as well but man were they delicious! Moist and chocolatey! When I went to bake them, I discovered I was out of semi-sweet chips but had milk and some dark chips so I mixed them and crossed my fingers. Absolutely heavenly!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2021

      Thank you for that wonderful feedback, Peggy! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Bridget
    January 16, 2021

    This recipe is dynamite!!! Everyone went for seconds!!!

    Reply

  • Julie
    January 14, 2021

    I love the way they came together. I put nuts on top. My family has to have nuts. I used a 9×9 pan. They came out of the oven looking beautiful. Few minutes later they caved in. Noticed some of the other comments said the same thing. Wonder what causing it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2021

      Hi Julie, did you possibly use the wrong leavening? I’ve had that happen with a cake when I accidentally used baking soda instead of baking powder (baking soda is 4x stronger). I’m not sure why else that would be. Make sure to bake on conventional bake made and not convection.

      Reply

  • vicky calderon
    January 14, 2021

    I am from Guatemala, and I love the way you show the recepies, love your energy, thanks for sharing.

    Reply

  • margaret clontz
    January 12, 2021

    could i use mexican cocoa it has a little cinnamon and vanila powder

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    • Natasha
      January 12, 2021

      Hi Margaret, I haven’t tested that so I can’t say for sure, you might google that to see if Mexican cocoa substitutes straight across in brownies.

      Reply

  • Sahithi
    January 7, 2021

    Hi Natasha
    Can I use chocolate slab instead of Chico chips in the mixture
    Will add Chico chips on the top
    Wat do u suggest

    Reply

    • Natasha
      January 8, 2021

      Hi, you could break the chocolate up into chocolate chunks and use that as well.

      Reply

  • Isha
    January 6, 2021

    Hey Natasha!

    I was browsing through your recipes and found your brownie recipe. Kids aren’t allowed to eat/drink caffeine so I was thinking if I could substitute it with something edible for them. Do you have any ideas?

    Thanks again!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 6, 2021

      Hi Isha, it will still work great without the coffee. That should work but they might be slightly slimmer brownies so they could bake a little faster.

      Reply

  • Cheryl
    December 31, 2020

    Hi Natasha. This brownies recipes is best. It’s so easy to make. I baked one last week and half was gone within 15 mins.

    But the top of the brownies which I baked was dark in color like the inside of the brownies. Could it be because I used dark chocolate?

    I baked it for 40 mins for soft and moist brownies but I noticed that after 4 hours the brownies start to become a little dry. How do I keep it moist?

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    • Natasha
      January 1, 2021

      Hi Cheryl, the key to moist brownies that stay moist is not to overbake. They should be pretty fudgy when they come out of the oven and then will set some more as they cool. The color can vary if there was a substitution.

      Reply

      • Maryam
        January 17, 2021

        What brands do you prefer for chocolate chips and cocoa powder?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 18, 2021

          Hi Maryam, we usually go with Nestle or Ghirardelli.

          Reply

  • Cheryl
    December 31, 2020

    Hi Natasha. Your brownie recipe is absolutely delicious and my family love it very much. I baked it yesterday and half of it was gone within 10 minutes! The brownies were really soft and moist when it fresh out of the oven.

    But the top of the brownies did not come out light brown like yours. It came out dark brown like the inside of the brownie. I used dark chocolate instead of semisweet chocolate. Could that be the reason?

    Also how do you keep the brownie moist for the next 2-5 days?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2020

      Hi Cheryl, that is likely the culprit. It’s hard to say what the issue was with substitutions. I’m happy your family liked this recipe.

      Reply

  • GEETHA
    December 28, 2020

    Hi Natasha,im a big fan of your fudge brownies and churros,my grandsons just love it,but my brownies sink in the middle,taste is amazing,but I’m not getting a proper square like yours

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2020

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes! Did you, by chance, use a smaller pan? I recommend making sure your ingredients aren’t expired. Another reader reported great results baking for 45 minutes, though – I wonder if maybe your oven needs re-calibrating if it runs cool?

      Reply

  • Madhu
    December 27, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    Thank you for a great recipe. The taste is amazing! I baked for about 49 minutes in an 8 x 8 square pan and let it cool in the pan as recommended. About 30 minutes in, it collapsed in the middle. Where did I go wrong? Should I have tried in a 9 inch pan? Less baking time? I followed the ingredients quantities as given.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2020

      Hi Madhu, it likely sank in the center due to using a smaller pan – the sides will get hotter from the pan and rise more, which will make it look more like a sunken center. Another reader reported great results baking for 45 minutes, though – I wonder if maybe your oven needs re-calibrating if it runs cool?

      Reply

  • Hasini de Alwis
    December 24, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I made this brownies today and it was so tasty and yummy. Best recipe for brownies. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Suzanne
    December 23, 2020

    The best brownies I have EVER tasted!! Made these a few months ago and I’m about to make them again for my son’s who are home for Christmas. It is the most delicious recipe!! Thank you Natasha for providing recipes that are always delicious and so easy to make! I’ve tried several of your recipes now and each one was a hit and so easy to prepare. Thank you… thank you!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Suzanne!

      Reply

  • Sandra Barry
    December 23, 2020

    Love your recipes and you blog

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2020

      You’re so nice! Thank you!

      Reply

  • J
    December 23, 2020

    Hi Natasha, ive made this once already and it was a winner.
    Planning to make it again for xmas eve, can i prepare the batter ahead and bake it later? Thanks

    Reply

    • Natasha
      December 23, 2020

      Hi J, because these stay soft and fudgy for days, I haven’t tried making the batter ahead without baking it.

      Reply

  • Debbie
    December 15, 2020

    Hi Natasha, these fudgy brownies are amazing. I have made them 3 times and the middle keeps sinking in. You suggested that the baking powder was expired so I bought some fresh and was so confident the third batch would be uniform. Im using the right 9×9 pan and measuring correctly. Im mixing as little as possible. Im wondering if using less baking powder and the sides won’t rise as much? Or the oven temperature might be to cold or too Hot? I want to make them again and try to tweek it so they come out better. Any further suggestions? I poked it with a toothpic to check doneness, could that have deflated It? I noticed on your video it looked like yours was a touch sunk in as well.

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    • Natasha
      December 17, 2020

      Hi Debbie, I’m not sure what else it could be. If you suspect your oven runs cold or hot, you can adjust the etemperature. A toothpick test wouldn’t deflate the brownies. They normally do have a raised edge, but it’s not a dramatic difference between the crust and the center. I wonder also if it may be the material of the pan? For example, glass heats up really hot and that could affect how brownies rise at the edges.

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    • Janie Hughes
      December 19, 2020

      Hi Debbie: My brownies sunk in the middle as well. I’m just wondering…my oven is a convection oven and it has no bottom element. I don’t know if that’s common on all convection ovens or not but mine and my sister’s oven do not have bottom elements. I don’t know if that’s why our brownies sunk in the middle. I didn’t use the convection either. Also, I used a glass baking pan which I never have good luck with…I always end up nuking my cakes/loafs for a minute or so. I just ordered myself a new metal baking pan. Hopefully that will solve my problem. Janie

      Reply

  • Jackie
    December 14, 2020

    Hi Natasha ! I’ve made brownies before but I don’t think I’m getting the ingredients right , so I’ve made them tonight again after I’ve changed American measures to British ones fingers crossed I’ve got it right!! Just to say during lockdown I’ve made many of your recipes we all love them ♥️ I’m from Portsmouth in England 🇬🇧🇬🇧

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe Jackie! Also, is you scroll down to the printable recipe card you will notice we have the metric conversion option. I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Isabelle
    December 12, 2020

    Recipes are so reliable! I made this for the first time to bring over to a friends house, and was worried what I would do if they didn’t turn out, but they worked perfectly. So fudgy and delicious.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Isabelle! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

  • SR
    December 11, 2020

    Hi Natasha, i don’t have any chocolate chips currently at home. Would it be possible to replace it with cacoa powder? Please let me know.

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    • Natasha
      December 11, 2020

      Hi, the chocolate chips can be omitted but it does add some great gooey texture and chocolate flavor.

      Reply

  • hikmah
    December 9, 2020

    Hi natasha I made these brownies and It didnt come out well……do u know any reason
    I did it exactly the way you told and showed
    Pls reply if I hv to do anything else to make this brownie a perfect one
    It was rised and it was tasting like a chocolate cake and looking like it too

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 10, 2020

      Hi Hikmah, It’s really hard to troubleshoot without being there and without having more information about how the recipe was made. I would recommend rewatching the video and making sure that the ingredients were measured correctly. Please check out my article on How to Measure Ingredients.

      Reply

  • Monalyn
    December 9, 2020

    Just tried it now and it’s perfect 😍 😍😍

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Monalyn!

      Reply

  • Dil
    December 8, 2020

    Hi Natasha, can I use slab of cooking chocolate instead of chips for the brownie batter? If so how much pls?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 8, 2020

      Hi Dil, I haven’t tested with that to advise. If you experiment please let me know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Esther
    December 3, 2020

    Hi Natasha!!!!! Do I need to adjust the recipe or cooking time if I am using a 9*5 loaf pan?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 3, 2020

      Hi Esther, it will make a taller brownie, so you may need to adjust bake time. It may be best to make a half batch.

      Reply

  • Esther
    December 3, 2020

    Hi Natasha!!!!! Do I still use the same measurements and baking times if i am using a 9 by 5 loaf pan?. If not can you please tell me the changes. Thank you!!!!!!!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      December 3, 2020

      Hi Esther, please see the notes above in the post for using a different sized pan.

      Reply

  • Desy
    December 1, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I have a question.. am I gonna achieve cracks on top of the brownies with this recipe?
    Thank you in advance for your response!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 1, 2020

      Hi Desy, yes you can. Minor cracks are inevitable and it looks classic too.

      Reply

  • Jane
    December 1, 2020

    I just made these and they were phenomenal! It’s amazing how you can take a basic dessert like brownies and make it sooo good. I can’t stop myself from eating more and I got so many compliments from friends on it!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 1, 2020

      Hi Jane, that is so nice of you. Thank you for your wonderful words and feedback. I appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Stephanie
    November 26, 2020

    I want to try this recipe but would like to know how deep the pan is. 9×9 I get.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 26, 2020

      We used a 9×9 square pan for this recipe. You can check the tips that I mentioned in this part of the recipe Can I Bake these in a Different Pan?

      Reply

  • Beverly
    November 24, 2020

    Delicious but a lot of chocolate. I see why you put vanilla ice cream with it. Lol.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 24, 2020

      The perfect way to balance this brownie! But we do love our chocolate!

      Reply

  • Audrey Lim-Lummis
    November 22, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    I have followed everything on the recipe
    why don’t my brownies have a crust on top?
    What am I doing wrong ?
    Thank you very much!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      November 22, 2020

      Hi, if yours looks different than what you see in our photos, I highly recommend watching the video tutorial to see if anything looks different in your process or your ingredients. Also, if you bake for longer, it will dry out the top more but they would be less fudgy.

      Reply

  • Alaina
    November 18, 2020

    Hi! I made these last night in an 8×8 so I followed your recommendation and cooked them for 45 minutes. The center was still very raw. I believe I cooked them for an hour and 10 minutes and the center was fudgey but after they sat for 15-20 mins the center sunk. Im not sure why this was the case, do you have any tips for the future of making these? The flavor was amazing I just dont understand why the center sunk in.

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    • Natasha
      November 19, 2020

      Hi Alaina, it likely sank in the center due to using a smaller pan – the sides will get hotter from the pan and rise more which will make it look more like a sunken center. Another reader reported great results baking for 45 minutes though – I wonder if maybe your oven needs re-calibrating if it runs cool?

      Reply

  • Debbie Senday
    November 17, 2020

    I absolutely love love all the recipes I’ve made from Natashas kitchen! I made the fudgy brownies twice and they came out tasting really good. The only thing is they are sinking in the middle. First time I used a smaller pan 8×8 and I thought that was the problem. I bought a 9×9 and same thing happened. They look great when they came out of the oven, nice and uniform, but When they cooled, the middle sank. The 9×9 did come out better than 8×8. I measured as instructed, used baking powder and did not change any ingredients. the top came out beautifully crunchy. the taste and Fudginess was great. Just the cuts on the edge were taller than the middle. Its a gas oven with the heat element on the top. Do you know why it Sinks? I was afraid to cook it longer

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2020

      Hi Debbie, I would check to be sure your baking powder is not expired. We also recommend our post on measuring.

      Reply

  • Munnar
    November 17, 2020

    I made this today and although the flavour was lovely, it was a chocolate cake! I really wanted a fudge brownie and was so disappointed – I only baked for 30mins.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      November 17, 2020

      Hi Munnar, it sounds like either the flour was miss-measured (check out how we measure here), or it was baked too long (which can happen if your oven runs hot or if convection oven settings were used).

      Reply

  • Erine
    November 15, 2020

    Hi, i’ve tried your brownies recipe twice but failed😭, i wondee what was wrong, because my batter consistency is not as thick as yours, by the way i substitute butter and choc chips with margarine and dark cooking chocolate, is it the same measurement? Pls reply… Thank you😘

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    • Natasha
      November 16, 2020

      Hi Erine, I would highly recommend making the recipe as written without substitutions. It may be due to the margarine. I haven’t tested it with that but if that was the only big change, it might be the culprit.

      Reply

      • shaivya
        December 19, 2020

        hi natasha. love ur video and vibe. just wanted to know if i can make it with 55% dark chocolate or dark compound chocolate. pls let me know which is more prefferable. guys if anyone of u hv tried with either of these pls help me out.

        Reply

  • Sherri Miller
    November 11, 2020

    When cutting brownies of any kind…use a plastic picnic knife and the cuts will come out clean every kind. I have made this recipe before minus the coffee and we love it.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 12, 2020

      Nice one, thanks for the tip and for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Jessica
    November 11, 2020

    I just made this today and followed the recipe as written. I compared Natasha’s recipe to Ina Garten’s and I like this one better. I’ve made both recipes and definitely like Natasha’s because it’s full of chocolate flavor. Btw, to the people who simply reduce the sugar in half and then claim how great tasting that is. I can assure anyone who is considering doing that – don’t. The brownies made in that way really suck. Just stick with Natasha’s recipe as written if you want delicious brownies. Otherwise, why not just eat fruit and ditch the making the brownies part.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 12, 2020

      Hello Jessica, thanks for your good comments and feedback. I’m glad you love these brownies!

      Reply

  • Deseray
    November 7, 2020

    Hey natasha,
    So the other day i attempted to make your recipe. It went wrong first of all I used a stand mixer, I used an 8×8 pan and I used double acting baking powder. The middle was completely raw. What do you think could have happened and what do you think I need to do to make it right?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      November 7, 2020

      HI Deseray, I always recommend making the recipe exactly as written with the same leavening. If your oven runs a little cool, you may need to bake longer and follow the visual cues for when the toothpick is inserted n the center.

      Reply

  • Iman
    November 6, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    Can I use milk chocolate chips instead of semisweet chocolate chips?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      November 6, 2020

      Hi Iman, the brownies will be sweeter so you might cut back a little on sugar but that should work.

      Reply

  • Jay
    November 1, 2020

    Trying this recipe for the first time and I followed all the instructions except that I had to use a round cake pan because I didn’t have anything else. I don’t know if that’s why, but I put the brownies in for 36 minutes and when I pulled them out they had the crackly top but it was jiggly. I put it in for an extra five minutes and it was still jiggly. I’m now worried about overcooking or undercooking the brownies. To my knowledge, my oven works just fine, in fact I made another brownie recipe last weekend and they came out perfect so I don’t think it has to do with my oven.

    Any tips or insight? Really don’t want to mess up these brownies.

    Reply

    • Jay
      November 1, 2020

      the brownies also looked like they had doubled in size, they got really tall. i don’t if this is also the reason why they’re taking longer to bake.

      Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 3, 2020

      Hi Jay, I’m curious if this is due to the pan size? Was it a similar size to the pan we used?

      Reply

  • Claudia
    October 24, 2020

    I removed the coffee and cut the sugar at a half. Oven for 35 min on 12×9 pan. The result is a keeper – a must to serve warm and with icecream.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me Claudia!

      Reply

  • Reshma
    October 23, 2020

    I tried this recipe twice.. the taste is perfect.. but both times my cake sunk:( y so?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 23, 2020

      Hi Reshma, it could be the size of the pan used or possibly cooking on convection oven settings? Also, make sure to measure ingredients the same way for baking. This article on measuring may help.

      Reply

  • Sony
    October 22, 2020

    My brownie came out very tall and cackle like and took more than 35 minutes to cook. The only thing I could thinks of is I used a 5 eggs because mine were medium sized. And I used an electric hand mixer to beat the eggs and sugar. Is that why it was cake like?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 22, 2020

      Hi Sony, that is more than likely the culprit!

      Reply

  • Sanjana
    October 22, 2020

    Can’t thank you enough natasha:) My twin toddlers loved it

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 22, 2020

      Yay your taste testers loved these brownies! Thank you for your awesome feedback.

      Reply

  • Catherine Fernandes
    October 21, 2020

    Made this in a 10×8 inch cake tin.baked for 30 mins but it is cakey and not fudgy like i would have loved… .What have I gone wrong?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      October 21, 2020

      Hi Catherine, cakey is an indication of over baking. If your oven runs hot, you might bake for a little less time, and make sure not to bake on convection mode.

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      • Catherine Fernandes
        October 31, 2020

        Thanks Natasha ..I have an Morphy Richards OTG 28.
        So do I reduce the temperature and timing as well…how much should I reduce to..We all love brownies and I really want to perfect it.
        We are waiting to try your apple crumble pie.

        Reply

  • Nadine palmer-grant
    October 18, 2020

    This came out perfect. No more box brownie. Her directions were so easy follow.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 18, 2020

      Yay, love it! I hope this becomes a favorite for you.

      Reply

  • Ambreen
    October 17, 2020

    Hi natasha,

    My brownies sink in from the middle. What do you think could be the reason?

    Thanks,

    Reply

    • Natasha
      October 17, 2020

      Hi Ambreen, it could be the size of the pan used or possibly cooking on convection oven settings? Also, make sure to measure ingredients the same way for baking. This article on measuring may help.

      Reply

  • Carole
    October 16, 2020

    I never use instant coffee so I wouldn’t have those on hand, and don’t really want to buy a jar for
    1 T. Can something else be used instead? Maybe some leftover coffee?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2020

      It should either be instant coffee or instant espresso. It will still work great without the coffee but they might be slightly slimmer brownies so they could bake a little faster.

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      • So
        October 24, 2020

        Thank you for this comment. I have a friend who cannot have coffee as it could be deadly to her.
        If they make decaf instant, would that also work?
        I don’t do much instant, so nit sure if that even exists.
        Thank you!!!

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 24, 2020

          Hi So, I haven’t tried this with decaf to advise but it will still work great without the coffee. Someone else commented that they didn’t add coffee and still liked the result but coffee really amplifies the flavor.

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  • Fani
    October 16, 2020

    I love the way you explaine the recipe!!! You are great … Keep up the good work!! This desert is our favourite!!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2020

      Thank you for your nice comments and appreciation. Love it!

      Reply

  • Norman whitney
    October 15, 2020

    Might try these tomorrow Natasha love your recipes

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  • MaryAnne
    October 14, 2020

    Could you use gluten free flour for this recipe?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2020

      Hi MaryAnne, I haven’t tested this with gluten-free flour to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • Sheina
    October 13, 2020

    Hi Ms. Natasha! Your recipes are always amazing! Just wanna know, how can I get that crackly top? Everything is perfect in this recipe but maybe I did something wrong which have caused me to not achieve that crackly top

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    • Natasha
      October 13, 2020

      Hi Sheina, you might consider if there were any changes in ingredients or in the process. Also, be sure to bake in a fully pre-heated oven and bake on conventional bake mode (not convection). I suggest watching the video to see if anything was different.

      Reply

  • Kaz
    October 12, 2020

    I tried your recipe. It was a huge success! My friends and family insisted I make more to sell. Thanks so much for sharing.

    From the beautiful twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2020

      You’re welcome! That’s just awesome!

      Reply

  • Malak
    October 12, 2020

    Which brand of butter you used in this recipe. Thank you

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  • Romila
    October 9, 2020

    It’s the 1st time I made something from your site and it’s super good. I think it’s the best. Thank you and can’t wait to try more, all the way from Sri Lanka.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 9, 2020

      Hello Romila, thank you so much for sharing your good feedback with us. I hope you love every recipe that you will try!

      Reply

  • Maria Esther Zapata
    October 8, 2020

    Hello, I wonder what I did wrong.
    It did not puff even, the sides puffed a lot and the center stayed very flat. Help

    Reply

    • Natasha
      October 8, 2020

      Hi Maria, did you possibly switch your leavening (baking powder and baking soda?) Also, baking in glass can affect the rise a little.

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      • Yolanda
        October 31, 2020

        I made this recipe with a 9×9 pan and baking powder yet the edges were puffy and the brownies did not come out flat as yours. I also have an electrical oven and baked at 350 degrees. What did I do wrong? All ingredients were measured so I am not sure what happened. Love your recipes, Natasha. Thank you!!!

        Reply

        • Natasha
          November 2, 2020

          Hi Yolanda, did you possibly switch leaveners (accidentally switching baking powder for baking soda is a common kitchen mistake but baking soda is 4x stronger than baking powder).

          Reply

  • jill Sparks-Malone
    October 4, 2020

    I can not use coffee, is there anything that I can substitute? They look amazing

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 6, 2020

      Hi Jill, it will still work great without the coffee. That should work but they might be slightly slimmer brownies so they could bake a little faster.

      Reply

  • jill Sparks-Malone
    October 4, 2020

    I can not use coffee, is there anything that I can substitute? They look amazing

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 5, 2020

      Hi Jill, it will still work great without the coffee. That should work but they might be slightly slimmer brownies so they could bake a little faster.

      Reply

  • Rona Berntsen
    October 3, 2020

    Hi. Made these brownies for the first time tonight and they were delicious. I baked them for 55 minutes as after 40 minutes it was still very jiggly. I did not want to test it until I knew it was baked but after another 5 minutes it did sink a bit in the middle. Baked it another 10 minutes and it was just like the picture. A must recipe to do again. Maybe add walnuts in it too.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 3, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoeyd that Rona! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Nora
    October 2, 2020

    Hi, can follow the same recipe to make brownie bites in a mini cupcake tin for brownie bites?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 2, 2020

      Hi Nora, I haven’t tested that to advise, if you experiment I would love to know how you like that!

      Reply

  • Sherri
    October 2, 2020

    These brownies were terrific! Fudgy, with a shiny, crackly top. I prefer to bake from scratch, but have always gone back to my favorite box mix for brownies, because I could never find a recipe that was better. This is that magic unicorn brownie recipe!
    I added 3 types of chocolate chips both in and on top of the batter: milk chocolate, semisweet, and bittersweet. They are absolutely outstanding!
    Someone asked about using Dutch cocoa. I did, and it worked fine. Dutch and regular cocoa are usually interchangeable. The only time it matters, is if the recipe has something acidic, like buttermilk or sour cream. Then, you can’t use Dutch process cocoa, as it will impact the leveling action. Also, for those that found the brownies too sweet, they might try substituting bittersweet chips for the semisweet. For my taste, these brownies were perfectly balanced. Another amazing recipe! Thanks, Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 2, 2020

      Wow! That’s so great! Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful review with me Sherri!

      Reply

  • Cynthia
    September 30, 2020

    I made this today and it was absolutely delicious!! I love all your recipes!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 30, 2020

      That’s just awesome Cynthia! Thank you for that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Debbie Johnson
    September 28, 2020

    Haven’t made these but whenever I make brownies, the sides always cook faster and get hard, what am I doing wrong?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 28, 2020

      Hi Debbie, it could be due to the pan you are using or an oven temperate issue. I would make sure your oven is calibrated.

      Reply

  • Shirin
    September 27, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I followed your recipe and made these brownies. Although they tasted delicious, they puffed up around the edge amd caved in the middle! What did I do wrong? Thank you

    Reply

    • Natasha
      September 28, 2020

      Hi, did you possibly use the wrong leavening? I’ve had that happen with a cake when I accidentally used baking soda instead of baking powder (baking soda is 4x stronger). I’m not sure why else that would be. Make sure to bake on conventional bake made and not convection.

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      • Alyna
        September 29, 2020

        Hi Natasha, I also baked these brownies today. They tasted delicious but caved in the center. I used baking powder not soda.

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      • Faiza
        October 6, 2020

        Hello sweetie
        I make the brownie rec twice today as I mentioned before.. I have melted 200gram butter with 2 cup semi sweet chocolate and the other one 150gram butter with 2 cup semi sweet chocolate still I’m facing the same problem soft in the middle.. By the way I’m using electric oven.. Is it from the oven?? Or I’m doing something wrong.. Appreciate your help and feedback
        Regards
        Faiza

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        • Natasha
          October 6, 2020

          Hi Faiza, I would highly recommend making the recipe exactly as written without modifications and also it is supposed to be moist in the center, but not wet. I have an electric oven so that shouldn’t be the culprit unless your oven runs colder in which case you would need to bake a little longer.

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  • Madara
    September 27, 2020

    I am dying to try this recipe but I do not have any instant coffee. Is there a substitute or can I leave this step out?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 28, 2020

      Hi Madara, it will still work great without the coffee. That should work but they might be slightly slimmer brownies so they could bake a little faster.

      Reply

  • Donna
    September 26, 2020

    I made these in egg cups in the instant pot! Excellent

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 26, 2020

      That’s a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Erlinda
    September 24, 2020

    Hi Natasha. Loved your brownie recipe. It was moist and not overly sweet. My family and friends loved it will make them again. Thanks heaps

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 24, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes!

      Reply

  • Susan
    September 21, 2020

    Hi natasha! Love your charm and aura ! I havent tried this fudgy brownies of yours so im excited to make mine in the next few days. however, is it ok to replace unsweetened chocolate powder with the cocoa bar?

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    • Natasha
      September 22, 2020

      Hi Susan, without trying that substitution, I’m not sure how it would affect the recipe.

      Reply

  • Amna
    September 21, 2020

    Thankyou Natasha. My whole family absolutely loved these brownies!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 21, 2020

      That is the best when the entire family loves what we parents make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Linda Bonner
    September 20, 2020

    Just made these brownies.. Is the centre supposed to almost taste like it needs another 10 miinutes to bake?? I keep reading reviews and mine was definitely not “cakey” in the centre.. is that the way they are supposed to be? Other than that, they look exactly like your picture… not sure I will make them again..

    Reply

    • Natasha
      September 21, 2020

      Hi Linda, they are supposed to be fudgy in the center. Keep in mind, once they have cooled completely, they will set more and dry a bit. You can bake more if you prefer a dryer brownie.

      Reply

  • Allyson Dyar
    September 15, 2020

    How much is 1/2 lb of butter?? When I googled it, it said 16tbsp! Surely that can’t be right!

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    • Natasha
      September 15, 2020

      Hi Allyson, that is correct – 1/2 lb is 2 sticks or 16 Tbsp of butter and makes these very rich, decadent and fudgy.

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  • Trupti
    September 15, 2020

    Tried n “tasted” and everyone loved it .. (though I personally like brownies that have a crispy crust on the top).. this one tasted heavenly chocolatey

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 15, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Andz
    September 14, 2020

    I want to try this recipe but I only have baking chocolate bars. Can I use that instead of chocolate chips?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 15, 2020

      Hi Andz, I haven’t tested with that to advise. If you experiment please let me know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Rosmary
    September 14, 2020

    Can I bake this in a 9×13 inch pan, or should I double this first? Also can I use ground coffee?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 14, 2020

      Hi Rosmary, please see my note in the recipe about making this in a 13×9. Regular coffee grounds would not work in this recipe. It should be either instant coffee or instant espresso.

      Reply

  • Beatrice Hardt
    September 10, 2020

    Good day! I just want to give an enormous thumbs up for the nice information you have here on this post. I will be coming again to your blog for extra soon.

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  • Robyn
    September 9, 2020

    HI Natasha,
    I would like to double this and bake in a 9X13 pan. How much should I increase the baking time?
    Thanks!!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      September 10, 2020

      Hi Robyn, please see my note in the recipe about making this in a 13×9.

      Reply

  • Melody Hapner
    September 8, 2020

    LOVED!!! We made these the night before going on our Black Hills/Mount Rushmore trip and ate them on the road (straight out of the cooler). We finished them off with a couple of scoops of Moose Tracks ice cream. Is it ok to link to this recipe in my blog post? It’s just soooo good!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 8, 2020

      Hello Melody, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It is perfect with ice cream! Yes, we always love a feature thanks for thinking of us.

      Reply

  • Alena
    September 7, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I’m not sure if anyone else has asked this. I’ve been wondering why do some recipes call for buttering AND lining pan with parchment paper? I considered that one of the purposes of parchment paper is to keep the pan clean, therefore making clean up easier. Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 7, 2020

      Hi Alena, it depends on the recipe and the effects butter would make if it was there. Lining the base of your tin with baking paper is particularly helpful if the cake has a wide base and shallow sides, such as a layer cake. Applying a thin layer of grease to the tin before fitting the paper will help it to adhere to the sides so your mixture can be added without disturbing the paper. There are many reasons, to be honest, but I hope this is somewhat helpful.

      Reply

  • cjma
    September 7, 2020

    Hi natasha!

    Im planning to make your brownies, i only have dutch process cocoa will that work? thanks!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 7, 2020

      I haven’t tried using that yet but I imagine that will also work. Please let us know how it goes if you give it a try!

      Reply

  • Zainab
    September 6, 2020

    Can you help me?
    Whenever I bake brownies the bottom is crunchy and the top is really fudgy. And sometimes it becomes a very cakey brownie. What should I do.?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      September 7, 2020

      Hi Zainab, I would suggest trying this recipe – I haven’t had that issue with these. It’s normal that the edges are drier than the center but they shouldn’t really be crunchy unless you are baking at too high of heat, or using convection oven settings without reducing the temperature. I hope that helps.

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      • Zainab
        September 7, 2020

        Thanks!

        Reply

  • Jason
    September 6, 2020

    Can I use disposable 9×9 aluminum pan? I don’t have regular pan that size.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      September 7, 2020

      Hi Jason, I think you could, but I suspect the exteriors will be more dry/crisp using a disposable pan.

      Reply

  • Aida
    September 6, 2020

    Hi Natasha. This fudgy brownies recipe are easy to follow. I made these brownies this afternoon. My niece said its delicious😋. Thank you so much!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 6, 2020

      You are so welcome, Aida. I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Daniela Ramos
    September 5, 2020

    Hi Natasha!
    Am form México, am traing to do the recipe in a 9×9 pan but the mixture rises so much that it falls out of the pan, you know why? I made the recipe step by step and weighed all the ingredients

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    • Natasha
      September 7, 2020

      Hi, are you possibly using the wrong kind of leavening? Baking soda is 4 times stronger than baking powder and would cause an overflow. Also, make sure to use all-purpose flour and not self-rising.

      Reply

      • Daniela Ramos
        September 13, 2020

        Am using baking power and
        all-purpose flour, I made the recipe twice to make sure everything was ok, I don’t know what happened

        Reply

  • samantha
    September 5, 2020

    Hi there,
    Can you use less sugar? Seems like a lot of sugar. Thanks

    Reply

    • Natasha
      September 5, 2020

      Hi Samantha, the overall flavor is pretty balanced but you can dial back the sugar a little bit if desired. I always recommend making the recipe as written before experimenting though. We also don’t like desserts to be overly sweet.

      Reply

      • Sai Pavan
        September 13, 2020

        Loved your recipe. The taste was awesome. But my brownies didn’t form an brown layer above like the one in the picture . I was totally black. Can you tell me what’s wrong with my process? Other than that the brownies tasted awesome

        Reply

        • Natasha
          September 14, 2020

          Hi Sai, did you possibly burn the top? I haven’t had that happen before so I’m not sure what else it could be. I’m glad you enjoyed the flavor of these brownies.

          Reply

  • Jason
    September 5, 2020

    Can I use regular coffee grinds or does it need to be instant?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      September 5, 2020

      Hi Jason, regular coffee grounds would not work in this recipe. It should be either instant coffee or instant espresso.

      Reply

  • Ann
    September 3, 2020

    Hi Natasha,made the brownies and found it too sweet. Any recommendations?

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    • Natasha
      September 4, 2020

      Hi Ann, make sure to use semi-sweet chocolate chips. Using milk chocolate would make these brownies considerably sweeter.

      Reply

      • Ann
        September 12, 2020

        Hi Natasha,

        I used the hershey’s semi sweet chocolate chips (well it said in the packaging) and its also kinda too sweet for me. Any good semi sweet chocolate brands?

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 12, 2020

          Thank you for sharing that Ann! The overall flavor is pretty balanced but you can dial back the sugar a little bit if desired. I always recommend making the recipe as written before experimenting though. We also don’t like desserts to be overly sweet.

          Reply

  • Tricia Adrian
    September 1, 2020

    Awesome brownie recipe!
    I added peanut butter chips and 1/2 cup peanut butter to mixture!
    Turned out even better!
    THANK YOU!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 1, 2020

      You’re welcome, Tricia!! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • SUR
    September 1, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    I have tried multiple recipes for Brownie, however this is the best one. I have one quetsion, when i baked it it was fudgy and most, hwoever after some time it wasnt as moist and fudgy. even though it tasted awesome.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 1, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Rachel
    August 31, 2020

    Hi! Was wondering if it will still turn out good if I did not put the coffee in? Let me know 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 31, 2020

      Someone else commented that they didn’t add coffee and still liked the result but coffee really amplifies the flavor.

      Reply

  • Sarah Jordan
    August 30, 2020

    Oh my goodness, I have made different brownies before using different recipes. But this one is the best! So fudgy and has that perfect consistency that a brownie needs to have!! I will be using this recipe again! Its so yummy! In my opinion its the perfect brownie! My husband enjoyed it!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2020

      That is great feedback! Thanks for sharing your review with us, and I hope you and your family will enjoy every recipe that you’ll try!

      Reply

  • Terri
    August 30, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I love all your recipe. I have a question, could I substitute the instant coffee for espresso powder?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2020

      Thank you, Terri. Espresso powder should work fine in this recipe. I would bake at least 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out with moist crumbs for a chewier browny.

      Reply

  • Charity Smith
    August 29, 2020

    I’ll admit I was a bit sceptical about this receipe. Only because I’ve never baked anything but brownies from a box. But, they were absolutely amazing!! Everything I’ve tried of Natashas has turned out truly wonderful! Thank you for all the great recipes. Im so glad I stumbled on Natashas kitchen.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 30, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Chris
    August 29, 2020

    Yummy!! I had them for breakfast this morning.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2020

      Isn’t it so great! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe Chris!

      Reply

  • Bonnie
    August 29, 2020

    Your brownies look amazing. Do you think I would get the same results using margarine for dairy free?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2020

      Hi Bonnie, to be honest, I haven’t tested that to advise. If you experiment I would love to know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Jason
    August 28, 2020

    My 11 year old son made these, accidentally putting in 3tbsp of coffee and probably pulling them out of the oven a tad too early, but they still might just have been the best brownies I’ve ever eaten.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2020

      That’s just awesome Jason!! I’m so glad you all enjoyed these brownies!

      Reply

  • Akhi
    August 27, 2020

    I would really like to create this cake for my husband but I don’t understand the doses of the ingredients, please could you tell me in grams pleaseeeeeee

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 27, 2020

      Hi Akhi, we have the metric conversation on the recipe card. Simply scroll down to the bottom of the post and click metric. I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Diana
    August 26, 2020

    Yummy! Made some for my moms birthday. Topped it off with vanilla ice cream and homemade Raseberry sauce. Delicious. Mom loved it.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 26, 2020

      So awesome! I am so happy that you and your mom loved the brownies for her birthday. Thank you so much for your great review and feedback.

      Reply

  • Annah
    August 26, 2020

    hi Natasha! pls are the chocolate chips just milk chocolate in chip form, or they don’t contain any milk at all?

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    • Natasha
      August 26, 2020

      Hi Annah, I would check the label on your chocolate but most semisweet chocolate chips have milkfat in them as an ingredient.

      Reply

      • eva
        August 28, 2020

        hi i was wondering if i can just use cut up milk chocolate instead of choco chips as i dont have them

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          August 29, 2020

          Hi Eva, that may slightly alter the recipe depending on the kind of chocolate but if cut small enough I bet that could work!

          Reply

  • Laura Reese
    August 25, 2020

    This brownie recipe is the best. Never buying boxed brownies again.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 26, 2020

      Love it! So wonderful to read your comments and feedback, Laura. Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  • Diane Dononhue
    August 25, 2020

    You say in your brownie recipe to use 1/2 lb of butter.Is that equivalent to 1 cup of butter?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 25, 2020

      Hi Diane, I recommend also seeing the photos for reference. We have two sticks of butter there at 4oz each. Two sticks of butter are equal to 8oz or 1/2 pound. I hope that helps!

      Reply

    • Janna Andrews
      August 26, 2020

      Yes, Diane. 1/2 lb of butter (225 grams) definitely measures 1 cup.

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      • Diane Dononhue
        August 30, 2020

        Thank You Janna and Natasha. Will definitely try these out tomorrow.

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    • Allyson Dyar
      September 15, 2020

      I ended up using just one stick of butter because I wasn’t sure either and they still turned out delicious.

      Reply

      • Natasha
        September 15, 2020

        That is great to know that these brownies work with half the butter. Thanks for sharing!

        Reply

  • Andrea G
    August 25, 2020

    Hi Natasha!

    Love your recipes, I have made a couple of them and they are awesome!

    Today I made this brownies though they tasted amazing they did not come out fudge at all, the texture came out more like cake, I followed everything exactly as you instructed and I baked it for 30 min instead of 37 because my husband likes very moist brownies but for some reason they came out drier than yours and I don’t understand why. I used a 9×9 pan, and all ingredients, waited the 15 min for the chocolate to cool down a bit, really don’t know what could’ve possibly gone bad, any ideas?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 25, 2020

      Hi Andrea, I have not had that experience but I’m curious if your dry ingredients are your culprit. I recommend seeing our post on measuring and making sure you are not scooping your dry ingredients with your measuring cup. Also, make sure you are using baking powder and not baking soda.

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      • Andrea G
        August 27, 2020

        I used the exact measurements and didn’t use baking soda but now that you mentioned it I don’t know if it might have anything to do with the fact that my baking powder is aluminum free.

        Anyways I loved the recipe so I will def try again later with regular baking powder, maybe that was the reason.

        Thanks for replying

        Reply

  • Mehernaz Merchant
    August 24, 2020

    Made these fudgy brownies yesterday and they were soooooo good.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 24, 2020

      That’s so great to hear! Thanks for your good feedback, we appreciate it.

      Reply

  • Tina
    August 24, 2020

    So yummy!!! Unfortunately these take too long to bake in my gas oven so the extra bake time for me feels like an eternity! Especially when the entire household nags “When are the brownies going to be done?!?!”

    Super yummy!!! Definitely our new favorite brownie recipe.

    I suggest that if you have a gas stove- leave it in LONGERRRR. I used an 8×8 pan

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 24, 2020

      Thanks for sharing your experience with us, it does take some time especially when you’re already very excited to give it a try! I’m so happy to hear though that everyone loved the brownies. Thanks for sharing, Tina.

      Reply

  • Donna B
    August 24, 2020

    Natasha I love all your recipes, I have made alot of them and they are all delicious. My question is I want to make a huge batch of these brownies for a party can I triple the ingredients and still get the same result in a larger pan?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2020

      Hi Donna, I haven’t tested this tripled but it should work! If you happen to experiment I would love to know how you like that!

      Reply

  • saja
    August 24, 2020

    hi! my name is saja and i love your recipes can not wait to try your brownie recipe!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2020

      Hi Saja! I hope you love this brownie recipe!

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  • saja
    August 24, 2020

    hi my name is saja and i love your recipes can not wait to try your brownie recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2020

      I really hope you enjoyed this recipe Saja!

      Reply

  • Beverly
    August 24, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I know you’ve mentioned about storing it in the freezer. Just wondering if I should wrap it first in a plastic wrap then put it on a ziplock before storing? Would you recommended storing it as a whole or sliced brownies doesn’t matter? I am planning to make 2 batches next week for a party, should baking it all at the same time works? Thank you so much, Natasha!!!❤

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    • Natasha
      August 24, 2020

      Hi Beverly, I would wrap in plastic wrap and then put in a freezer-safe ziploc to keep them from getting freezer burn. See the notes in the post above for storing which may help. I recommend not slicing until ready to serve so they don’t lose moisture.

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  • Denise C
    August 23, 2020

    I didn’t have the coffee but made them anyways and whoa are they fudgey and rich! I added chocolate chips in and on top. The 8×8 pan made for some thick brownies. Delicious and will be making them again with the coffee!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 24, 2020

      That is so wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your great experience with us. I’m glad it turned out awesome even without adding coffee.

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  • Andrea
    August 23, 2020

    I made these in an 8 x 8 inch pan because it was all that I had and followed your directions for the smaller pan. They tasted amazing, but unfortunately, the tops burned by the time the middle was cooked enough 🙁 I will buy the proper size pan and try again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 24, 2020

      I’m glad you still enjoyed it! I”m sure it will be perfect next time.

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  • Thalia Afanes
    August 23, 2020

    Mine turned out cakey but it really taste great!
    What should I do next time? Thank you so much!!

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  • Irene
    August 23, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    Can I use baking soda instead of baking powder?

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    • Natasha
      August 23, 2020

      Hi Irene, baking soda is 4 times stronger than baking powder. I would stick with the recipe as it is written for best results.

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      • Rhonda
        August 27, 2020

        Hi Natasha!
        I am going to make this recipe this weekend but I was wondering if I could I omit the baking powder without ruining the recipe? I am worried the baking powder might make the brownies a bit cakey in texture. Please let me know! Thank you!!

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        • Natasha
          August 28, 2020

          Hi Rhonda, I haven’t tested that but following the recipe as written results in a fudgy (not cakey) texture.

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  • Gary
    August 23, 2020

    I really enjoy watching your cooking show.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 23, 2020

      Thanks for watching, Gary. Glad you’re enjoying them!

      Reply

  • Hala Nakshabandi
    August 23, 2020

    Hi Natasha ,
    My husband is diabetic and loves chocolate .How can I make this recipe with sugar substitutes . Such as Splinda or Stevia. Do I use the same amount ?
    Thanks ,
    HALA Nakshbandi

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 23, 2020

      Hi Hala, I haven’t really tried that yet to advise. Others might have already tried it and could provide us with some feedback here?

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  • Anita Adams
    August 23, 2020

    So I’m typically a from scratch gal but have always used boxed brownie mix for convenience and cost. (insert hand over face emoji lol). Would you confidently assert that homemade brownies are better than boxed? 🙂

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    • Natasha
      August 23, 2020

      I would absolutely say that homemade is the best. I hope these completely win you over! My sister bought the boxed version for years until she tried mine.

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  • Jeelan
    August 23, 2020

    Is the calories mentioned for the whole brownie or per serving?

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    • Natasha
      August 23, 2020

      Hi Jeelan, it is per serving and the serving size is towards the top fo the recipe card.

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  • Emilia
    August 22, 2020

    Hi Natasha, what could I use instead of butter I make this recipe diary free?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2020

      Hi Emilia, I haven’t used oil or a dairy-free substitute for butter to advise. You can probably go with melted coconut oil. I hope you love these brownies!

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  • Emilia
    August 22, 2020

    Hi Natasha, Is there anything diary free that you could substitute butter with in this recipe? Vegetable margarine maybe? Thank you!

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    • Natasha
      August 23, 2020

      Hi Emilia, I haven’t tested it with any dairy-free substitutions so I can’t speak to that. If you experiment, let me know how it goes.

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  • Geesha
    August 22, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    These brownies look delicious and I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe Geesha! We look forward to your feedback!

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  • Dorothy Prudente
    August 22, 2020

    The Tosha I love your recipes your chocolate cake is just out of this world I will try the brownies tomorrow and I have yet to try the vanilla cake I’m dying to try it when I get some company love to watch you you are so cute

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me Dorothy! I hope you love the brownies recipe!

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      • SUK
        August 25, 2020

        After watching your video, I couldn’t resist making these brownies Immediately. Thankfully I had all the ingredients in my pantry. I decided to use milk chocolate chips instead of semi sweet. I also didn’t use the coffee powder. The brownies tasted amazing!! I used an 8X8 pan. The brownies came out Super Fudgy. I had to bake them for 45 minutes. If I’d like a less Fudgy/moist centre, should extend the bake time? Also, just wondering what’s the reason for adding 3 tablespoons of oil when there’s already so much butter? Thank u for this recipe! I’ll be making this more often.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          August 25, 2020

          I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! The oil in brownies helps the texture but also allows the chocolate flavor to shine.

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  • Helena Dudgeon
    August 22, 2020

    Well, you are the best. Why aren’t u on TV? My hips are showing your expertise. As well my son is dieting and gets annoyed when I show up with your desserts.
    Are you Polish desert? Do u have any easy perogi recipe?
    Thx for all your great recipes. As u can tell I’m a great fan.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2020

      Hi Helena, thank you so much for sharing that great review with me! You’re so nice! We have a couple of pierogi recipes here.

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  • Tina
    August 22, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    Could these be made in the Instant Pot? If so, what would the time be?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2020

      Hi Tina, I have not tested this with an Instant Pot to advise. If you experiment please let me know how you like that!

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  • Sarah
    August 22, 2020

    Hey Natasha! Can I half this recipe? If so, what inch pan should I use?

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    • Natasha
      August 23, 2020

      Hi Sarah, check out our notes on pan sizes towards the bottom of the post.

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  • Annah
    August 22, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I have been king for a brownie recipe on your blog ever since I found it out. Now I can finally try it! Looking forward to a blonde recipe too!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe!

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  • Donald Nealious
    August 22, 2020

    can you use Starbucks VIA Instant & Microground coffee instead of plain instant?

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    • Natasha
      August 23, 2020

      Hi Donald, yes that should work fine. I hope you love the brownie recipe!

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  • Susan Davies
    August 22, 2020

    Hi Natasha. I read your recipe for the brownies. I bought some coffee granules from King Arthur flour. I hate the taste of coffee. My question is…. does the recipe that list coffee granules in brownies, cakes etc have a coffee taste??? So many chefs say they won’t taste it but I would like your opinion.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2020

      Hi Susan, you should not be able to taste the coffee BUT coffee is the secret in many recipes since it enhances the flavor of chocolate! I hope that is helpful!

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  • HOLLY
    August 22, 2020

    Hi, looking forward to making these. If you can believe it, I’ve never made brownies. Two questions if you please: Is espresso powder the same as instant coffee granules? Can I use that instead? #2: How long in oven for a chewy brownie? Thank you in advance.

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    • Natasha
      August 23, 2020

      Hi Holly, Espresso powder is not the same but it should work fine in this recipe. I would bake at least 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out with moist crumbs for a chewier browny.

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  • Lucila
    August 22, 2020

    Por favor como hago para traducir al castellano, sus recetas son increibles, muchas bendiciones

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2020

      Hi Lucila, I do not have a translation service on the blog but we do use google translate to interpret comments like yours. I would maybe try using that?

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  • Donna
    August 22, 2020

    Hi Natasha I want to double this recipe can I use your name by 13 dish

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    • Natasha
      August 22, 2020

      Hi Donna, check out my notes towards the bottom of the post (just above the recipe card) on using different-sized pans and my recommendations for those.

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  • Anitha Yokesh
    August 22, 2020

    Hi….jus a small query…can I add little walnuts to this???? planning on making this tomorrow….

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2020

      Hi Anitha! I bet that could work! I would love to know how you like this recipe if you experiment!

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  • Leesa
    August 22, 2020

    Would espresso powder work instead of the instant coffee granules?

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    • Natasha
      August 22, 2020

      Hi Leesa, I haven’t tried that but it should work well using espresso powder. If that is what I had on hand, I would use it.

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  • Avni Banari
    August 21, 2020

    Hi Natasha
    Is there any substitutes for the eggs! Would Greek yogurt work?
    Please let me know because these look heavenly.

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    • Natasha
      August 22, 2020

      Hi Avni, I haven’t tested a substitution for the egg so I can’t make that recommendation.

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  • Anu
    August 21, 2020

    Looks yummy.
    Can I use coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil?
    Also I am making just for one person so if I half the recipe, what pan size is recommended with baking time and temperature?
    Thank you.

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    • Natasha
      August 21, 2020

      Hi Anu, see the notes on using different baking pans towards the bottom of the post. I haven’t tried with either of those, but I would probably go with melted coconut oil. I hope you love the brownies!

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      • Maddie
        December 8, 2020

        Can I use decaf coffee? If so do I keep the same measurements as regular coffee?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 8, 2020

          Hi Maddie, I haven’t tried this with decaf to advise but it will still work great without the coffee. Someone else commented that they didn’t add coffee and still liked the result but coffee really amplifies the flavor.

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  • Tammy
    August 21, 2020

    Hello
    Can I use brewed coffee instead of instant coffee?

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    • Natasha
      August 22, 2020

      Hi Tammy, I would leave out the coffee in that case since it may add too much moisture and throw off the balance of liquid to dry ingredients.

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  • Ashley
    August 21, 2020

    Can you bake these in a glass pan?

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    • Natasha
      August 23, 2020

      Hi Ashley, that should work, but the center can take longer to cook in glass so it’s a little easier to overcook. This article on baking in glass or metal might help.

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      • Ashley
        September 7, 2020

        Hi Natasha,

        Would the baking time alter? Also, should I reduce the baking temperature?

        Thanks!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 8, 2020

          I would watch it closely towards the end especially.

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  • Sarah
    August 21, 2020

    I am gluten-free, so I made adjustments on what type of flour I used, but it came out so divine. This is now my go-to brownie recipe. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Meha
    August 21, 2020

    Can we use canola oil in stead of butter
    If yes then kindly tell the quantity

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    • Natasha
      August 21, 2020

      Hi Meha, I haven’t tested that with canola oil so I’m not sure how that would turn out or if it would blend with the chocolate properly. I just haven’t tested it to recommend it.

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  • Cindy
    August 21, 2020

    Can I leave out the coffee granules?

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    • Natasha
      August 21, 2020

      Hi Cindy, yes this brownie recipe will still work without coffee.

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  • Simone
    August 21, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I plan on making these brownies. What I want to know: Can I not add the instant coffee granules? I know they are for flavor, but would the brownie still turn out ok? Also I have two 9 by 5 baking pans, so could I make the full recipe and divide it evenly between the two pans? Would I adjust the baking times at all, or not?

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    • Natasha
      August 21, 2020

      Hi Simone, it will still work great without the coffee. That should work but they might be slightly slimmer brownies so they could bake a little faster.

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  • Tracy
    August 21, 2020

    I can’t wait to make these but I do not buy instant coffee. Can I use regular coffee granules or will it not work? Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes!!!

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    • Natasha
      August 21, 2020

      Hi Tracy, I would avoid using regular coffee granules as they would not dissolve. You can leave out the coffee granules and the recipe will still work.

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  • Stephanie
    August 21, 2020

    These were heavenly! Just love how fudgy they turned out!

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    • Natasha
      August 21, 2020

      I’m so glad to hear you loved the brownie recipe! Thank you for sharing your great review.

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  • Kristyn
    August 21, 2020

    Fudgy brownies are the best! These are nice & thick & of course, even better with the chocolate chips!

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    • Natasha
      August 21, 2020

      I completely agree, especially how the chocolate morsels become melty while the brownies are still a little warm. Such a treat!

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      • Akhi
        August 28, 2020

        I would really like to create this cake but I don’t understand the doses of the ingredients, please could you tell me in grams prego please

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          August 28, 2020

          Hi Akhi, if you are at the recipe, you can click on Jump to recipe and click Metric and the ingredients will be converted to grams. Hope that helps!

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