Super fudgy and dense cocoa brownies are gooey on the inside, have a crinkly top, and are made with just 6 ingredients in under 30 minutes! This easy recipe makes the BEST brownies and is the only brownie recipe you will ever need.
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)
For EXTRA gooey brownies: Add 1 tablespoon oil of choice to the batter along with the butter.Doubling the recipe: This recipes also doubles really well in a 9x13 pan, add 5-7 minutes baking time. To double, adjust the serving size above to 32. The sweetness: 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! Don't over-bake. Be sure to bake these brownies for no more than 20-25 minutes. Overbaking the brownies will make them dry and cakey.The serving size: we cut the brownies into 16 small brownies and the serving size is per brownie. To cut into larger brownies, cut into 9 large peices.