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Cakey Brownies Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cool Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 9 brownies
Calories: 348kcal
Do you like the texture of a chocolate cake, but don’t want the frosting? If so, these cakey brownies are going to knock your socks off. 
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Ingredients

  • 6 ounces dark chocolate chips or chunks
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons hot coffee
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips or chopped nuts optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
    ingredients for cakey brownies
  • Place butter and chocolate chips in a heatproof glass bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each blast of heat, until smooth. Add sugar and whisk well, then set aside to cool.
    6 ounces dark chocolate chips or chunks, 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 cup granulated sugar
    sugar and chocolate mixture in a glass bowl with a spatula
  • Add eggs and whisk well until batter thickens.
    2 eggs
    eggs added to brownie batter in a glass bowl
  • Add coffee and vanilla and mix for for 1-2 minutes, until combined.
    2 tablespoons hot coffee, 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    brownie batter in a glass bowl with beaters
  • Whisk in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
    ¾ cup all-purpose flour, ¼ cup cocoa powder, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    dry ingredients added to brownie batter in a glass bowl
  • Fold in nuts or chocolate chips, if using.
    ½ cup chocolate chips or chopped nuts
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan.
    brownie batter in a parchment paper lined square pan before baking
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until top is dry, then remove to cool completely.
    brownies in a parchment paper lined square pan after baking

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg