The Ultimate Fudge Brownie Recipe – Fudgy brownies studded with chocolate chips and topped with a smooth, luscious chocolate ganache. These homemade fudge brownies are so rich and chocolatey. Any chocolate lover’s dream!
If you love all things chocolate, you are going to love this fudge brownie recipe. They are rich, decadent and full of delicious chocolate flavor. You’ll also love my triple chocolate chip cookies, chocolate souffle, chocolate covered oreo balls and chocolate lasagna.
Chocolate lovers, rejoice! I have the most delicious and decadent ultimate fudge brownie recipe to share with you today! One of my favorite things about these fudge brownies is that they are so easy to make. The batter is mixed up in a saucepan, so you don’t even need a mixer to make them. I also love that the base for these fudge brownies is good quality chocolate chips melted in butter… you really can’t go wrong with that combination!
The ganache on these brownies really takes them over the top…it’s the perfect chocolate frosting for brownies and is smooth, creamy and rich. Plus, the little sprinkle of sea salt adds so much depth of flavor. This really is the best fudge brownie recipe…outrageously delicious in every way!
How long do you cook fudge brownies?
Once you’ve melted and stirred together the fudge brownie mixture on the stove, the homemade fudge brownies will then bake in the oven for 50 to 55 minutes. This time may vary depending on your oven, so I’d keep an eye on the brownies at about the 45 minute mark. Once they’ve finished baking, remove from oven and let cool completely.
How do you know when fudge brownies are done?
To make sure the homemade fudge brownies are done, insert a toothpick into the middle of the pan (or at least 1-2 inches from the edge of pan). If the toothpick comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, the fudge brownies are ready. If the toothpick is covered in crumbs, bake the brownies for a few more minutes then check again. Continue to bake until the toothpick comes out clean.
Chocolate frosting for brownies
To make this brownie frosting (or ganache), place 1 cup of chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl. Then heat up the heavy cream by adding to a small saucepan and bringing to a boil. Once heavy cream has boiled, pour it over the chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate chips have melted completely. Once brownie frosting has a smooth and creamy texture, immediately spread evenly on top of fudge brownies to coat.
The Ultimate Fudge Brownie
For the Brownies:
- 12 Tablespoons butter (cut into pieces)
- 1 1/2 cups good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips (divided)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 large eggs
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup flour
For the Brownie Frosting:
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- sea salt (for sprinkling on top)
- Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 9 x 9 baking dish with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray, and set aside.
- In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium low heat. Stir in one cup of the chocolate chips and continue stirring gently until melted. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add the cocoa powder, salt, and flour, and mix until combined. Fold in the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
- Spread the brownie mixture in the prepared pan. Bake 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted 1-2 inches from the edge of the pan comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Remove from the oven and let cool.
- When the brownies are nearly cool, place one cup of chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl. Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan to boiling. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate chips have melted completely.
- Pour the hot ganache mixture over the cooled brownies and spread to cover. Sprinkle with sea salt and enjoy!
These fudge brownies are so rich and dense that you will definitely need a tall glass of cold milk (or two!) to drink with them. There is really nothing better than a warm brownie with a cold glass of milk!
Originally written by Alicia from The Baker Upstairs.