• Cooking Time: 25
  • Servings: 12-15
  • Preparation Time: 10-15


I baked these for my birthday last week. Many people asked me why I wasn't baking my own birthday cake for my party. It's hard to bake a cake for 40 people in a microwave-oven, like the one I had. But obviously, that didn't stop me from baking for myself on my birthday! If I couldn't bake a huge birthday cake, I'd just have to bake brownies for myself and the family :) I haven't baked brownies in a LONG time, so this was perfect! These brownies are very dense and fudgey, with a thin crackly crust on top - Just the way I love them! I hope you enjoy these brownies as much as I did!


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 pound (16 ounces) bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups brown sugar*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • *It's hard to get brown sugar here in India, so I use one tablespoon of honey and one cup of white sugar for every cup of brown sugar required, and it comes out perfectly!


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish, or line with parchment paper or foil.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  • 3. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate. Set aside to cool.
  • 4. Sift the flour into a small mixing bowl.
  • 5. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Using a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat on high speed until the mixture thickens and becomes pale in color, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • 6. Using a rubber spatula, fold the cooled chocolate into the egg mixture.
  • 7. Add the flour and fold it in quickly but gently with the rubber spatula so that you don’t deflate the air that’s been incorporated into the eggs.
  • 8. Pour the batter into the prepared dish.
  • 9. Bake until the top looks slightly cracked and feels soft to the touch, about 25 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Categories: Brownie 

Author Credit: Divine Baking

Website Credit: http://www.divine-baking.com/2011/05/tartine-brownies-updated.html

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