The BEST Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9 brownies
The BEST Brownies. Super fudgey, rich and chocolatey. Made with brown butter and instant coffee! Everything can be made in one bowl. They are so much better than box mix!


  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter cubed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 whole large eggs cold
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
  • walnuts if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Lightly spray with cooking spray or grease with butter. Set aside.
  3. Add butter to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until light brown / caramel in color. 5-10 minutes. Make sure to keep and eye on it so butter does not burn. It also helps to use a light colored saucepan for this.
  4. Pour browned butter into a large bowl along with both sugars, cocoa powder, salt, instant coffee granules and baking powder. Stir until combined and allow to rest for 5 minutes or until the mixture has cooled down.
  5. Stir in the eggs and vanilla and mix until batter has a nice sheen to it.
  6. Fold in the flour and stir until combined. (Do not over mix)
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool completely and lift out the aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  9. Cut into 9 brownies and serve.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Simply Recipes and Cookie and Kate

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baking, Brownies