Easy One Bowl Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

Easy One Bowl Fudgy Cocoa Brownies- You will never use brownie mix again after trying these!I’ve got a super easy yet DELICIOUS fudgy brownie recipe for you today. Brownies can’t get any more fudgy or easier to make than this folks!

Ya’ll know brownies are my thing right? We can’t go more than a week here without making a batch. A few years back I was hooked on boxed brownie mix and to be honest I thought they were “alright”. I mainly used the mix because it’s very easy to use and also because back then I assumed that making brownies from scratch was very hard. Turns out it’s not hard at all! It may take any extra step making it from scratch but I swear it tastes 1 billion times better and once you try it you will NEVER EVER go back to brownie mix again!

Easy One Bowl Fudgy Cocoa Brownies- You will never use brownie mix again after trying these!Like I said, these brownies are simple and easy to make. The entire brownie mixture will be made in the pot or bowl you decide to melt your butter or margarine in.

If you decide to melt the butter in the microwave use a large plastic or ceramic bowl and if on the stove top then use a medium saucepan. Either way works just fine. After melting the butter add the sugar and cocoa and stir until fully combined. Then add the eggs, vanilla, flour and salt; mix and your done!

If you like you can now add 1 cup of chocolate chips, nuts, m&m’s, marshmallows, Reese’s or whatever your heart desires!Easy One Bowl Fudgy Cocoa Brownies- You will never use brownie mix again after trying these!

Easy One Bowl Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

This recipes also doubles really well in a 9x13 pan, add 5-7 minutes baking time. The recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar; feel free to use between 3/4 cup - 1 1/4 cup depending on your personal preference. Be sure to bake these brownies for no more than 20-25 minutes. Overbaking the brownies will make them dry!
4.35 from 44 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16
Author: Layla


  • 1/2 cup melted butter or 1 stick
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8 square pan or line with foil and set aside.

  • In a medium bowl combine melted butter and cocoa and sugar stir until fully dissolved.

  • Add eggs one at a time then vanilla and stir until well combined.

  • Stir in flour and salt until the flour is fully combine. Be careful not to overmix mix.

  • (optional) fold in 1 cup of nuts, raisins, chocolate chips or anything you desire.

  • Spread in pan and bake for approximately 20-22 minutes or until the center is slightly set.  Be careful not to over-bake!

  • Cool completely then cut into 9 large squares or 16 small squares ( I cut mine into 16)

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    wE LOVE THIS RECIPE AND i MAKE IT REGULARLY FOR MY HUSBAND AND KIDS. i USUALLY DOUBLE IT AND ADD PEANUT BUTTER CHIPS. Only one thing. Whether I double the recipe or not, it takes about 40 minutes to fully cook, not the 20 mentioned in the recipe.

    (sorry for the all caps – my caps lock is NOt on, but that doesn’t seem to be helping on this site!)


    Just plain awful. Too wet, didn’t rise at all, and don’t have any of that iconic brownie crispiness on top. Maybe I messed up somewhere along making the recipe, but I doubt it. Don’t waste your time or ingredients.


      I’m not sure what went wrong, Janice but these r fudgy brownies and are not expected to rise. Please consider re-making them before leaving a 1-star review. Thanks for stopping by!

    Seema Nice

    These brownies are awesome

    Seema Nice

    These brownies are awesome


    Made these with my toddler yesterday. I specifically looked for a simple and easy recipe for the OCCASIOn and one that used ingredients i already had on hand. They turned out so much better than i could have expected! Super delicious and so rich and fudgy. My husband even said they were the best HE’S ever had (and he’s picky). I plan on making them again tomorrow to bring to a work event! My only suggestion is that when I make them again, I’m going to put in a little less sugar, maybe a cup instead of a cup and a quarter.


      I’m flattered your family enjoyed the brownies! <3


    I sometimes play around with this recipe. I’ve tried it with egg substitute (1tbsp ground flax; 3tbsp water), with coconut oil instead of butter. Sometimes I play with flour ratios (usually I do 1/4cup corn flour;1/4 All purpose flour). I even sometimes reduce sugar by half. Honestly they all turn out well.

    This time, I played with the egg white, beating them to stiff peaks before folding them in. I’m hoping to make them more chewy that way.

    It’s a quick sugar fix recipe but also so easy that you can pretty much do any substitute and it turns out well.


      Thanks for the detailed feedback, Jim!


    SO Good omg. these brownies were super easy to make and are the perfect amount of fudgey-ness! Definitely will be making these again 🙂


    My husband and I love this recipe! This makes yummy brownies everytime.


    These brownies are awesome! I’ve made them several times and they Are always a hit. I use dark CHOCOLATe and milk chocolate coco and I add a drizzle of molasses. Trust me it make the brownies go from great to divine.

    Cecile Strasser

    these brownies are delicious! I loved how there weren’t too many ingredients but the brownies were divine! they’re the perfect amount of chewy and soft and they’re now my go-to brownie recipe. I’ve tried a lot of recipes before and these are by far the best! I did end up cooking them for about 5-10 extra minutes and they turned out great. I would highly recommend trying these out!


    These brownies were too amazing! ! Bless the creator! I also added a quarter of baking powder to add on to the softness. My family prefers them fluffy as well.


    These brownies are amazing. I was looking for a quick easy snack for my late night sweet tooth and this delivered. I doubled the recipe to make enough for a 9×13 pan. This recipe is way better than store mix.


    Delicious!! Everyone loved it. Thank you 😊


    Sounds just what i want, can i make in advance! Ie how long cou,d they keepif yoy can resust 😂 ir do they need to be eaten steaight away

    ashton grant

    this is probaly the best thing i’ve ever used


    Can we preheat at 180°? ??????


    They we we delicious,but are they SUPposed to be runny in the middle or should I cook longer?did cook 22mins.


      They will set as they cool! if you’d like you can always bake them longer but we like them on the gooey side!!