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Joy the Baker’s Chocolate Fudge Brownies

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Chocolate Fudge Brownies


I made these brownies twice.  And not once did I have the chance to slather them in luscious chocolate butter cream.  Brownies go fast in my house.  With my two girls, my two nieces, hubby, mom and sister in the kitchen, really did they have a chance.

Always the blogger (thinking of the photo I just had to snap) I tried to slice these brownies into pint size pieces.  Of course this backfired, because after one bite everyone came back for more and more.  Can you blame them?



I myself had three (did I just say that out loud?).  Anyways , we kick off our cooking spotlight of Joy the Baker’s Cookbook hosted by girlichef with Chocolate Fudge Brownies.  So Joy.

Joy oozes sweet.  She makes baking fun, relaxed and approachable with her quirky sense of humor. She LOVES her parents and is first to acknowledge her passion in the kitchen is due to the time spent with them baking.

Love, Love, Love…




Joy the Baker’s Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Yield: makes one 8 inch pan


  • ¾ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ c. (1 stick/4 oz.) butter
  • 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • ½ c. packed brown sugar
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ c. semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Place rack in upper third of oven and preheat to 350° F.
  2. Grease and flour an 8 or 9-inch square baking dish and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. Bring about 2 inches of water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  5. In a medium heatproof bowl add butter and unsweetened chocolate
  6. Place bowl over the top of, but not touching the simmering water and allow to melt.
  7. Stir to incorporate.
  8. Once melted, remove the bowl from the simmering pot.
  9. Whisk in brown and granulated sugar.
  10. Whisk in eggs, yolk, and vanilla.
  11. Add the flour mixture all at once to the chocolate mixture.
  12. Fold together with a spatula until well incorporated.
  13. Fold in chocolate chips.
  14. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  15. Bake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  16. Remove from oven and cool completely.


*This post is part of the Joy the Baker Cookbook Spotlight and Cook-Off sponsored by Hyperion and hosted at girlichef*

Sweet Life Disclosure: I was invited to participate in the Cooking Spotlight and  received the cookbook from the publisher. My thought, love and passion remain my  own.

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28 Responses to Joy the Baker’s Chocolate Fudge Brownies

  1. That’s a good story – I love brownies but opted to make the crackers for week one. After seeing so many brownie posts I am thinking i will make these for week three when it’s our pick of reacipes! Lovely job here.

  2. I understand completely. I can’t keep baked goods around in my house either. Yours look great without the frosting!
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  3. Your mini brownies are so cute. I think you would have had even more trouble keeping them around with the frosting–it was pretty incredible too. ;-)
    Deb in Hawaii recently posted..Greek-Inspired Potato-Leek Soup with Lemon and Dill for Food ‘N Flix: My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) SundaysMy Profile

  4. A wonderful cookbook and the brownies look quite irresistible!
    Ivy recently posted..Easy Spetzofai (Spicy Mezes with Sausages) and other recipes with My Spicy SauceMy Profile

  5. Love the brownies! You really need to try the chocolate buttercream frosting….if not with the brownies, then on cupcakes or somethings. It’s really good.
    Danielle recently posted..Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Buttercream FrostingMy Profile

  6. I really like your ‘bite-size’ brownie idea. I made the crackers, but really need to give these a try. I think I would omit the frosting on purpose…not a fan. Usually too sweet for me.
    Lea Ann recently posted..Rocky Mountain Steak SaladMy Profile

  7. i’m not a big fan of chocolate fudge (find it too sweet) but boy, these brownies would be in danger near me!
    Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything} recently posted..Heart to heart and an Egg-land best GiveawayMy Profile

  8. They do look scrumptious with or without the frosting, a pure delight :)
    Magic of Spice recently posted..A Chat with Pretty Paris and a Custom Vintage Flatware GiveawayMy Profile

  9. Fabulous brownies. I have really enjoyed drooling over all of the brownies that are being made for this event!
    Kristen recently posted..Thai Tacos: Carrot and Ginger Improv ChallengeMy Profile

  10. Mmmm…your brownies look like they turned out perfectly — so fudgy! I agree, they can definitely hold their own without the frosting, although the frosting made with the classic Ovaltine is pretty darn tasty.

    So glad to be sharing the cookbook challenge and spotlight experience with you. Looking forward to see what you pick for week 3!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17
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  11. Oh yum! Can’t wait to try this recipe!
    Nelly Rodriguez recently posted..Dulce de Leche Cheerios Martini & Giveaway!My Profile

  12. always looking for the next best brownie recipe and by gosh I think you have found it! I can’t wait to give these a try

  13. I’d have 6 brownie pieces! Oops! Did I say that aloud?
    Paz recently posted..Black and White Wednesday: PicklesMy Profile

  14. boy your house sounds like mine…food disappears before my eyes! your brownies look like little squares of fudge. i made the crackers but think i need to go back to the kitchen and whip up a batch of those yummy treats!
    christy recently posted..flax seed and cracked pepper crackers {joy the baker}My Profile

  15. You’ll have to try the frosting! Hide the brownies if you have to. Lock people out of the house…well, maybe not. I do like your cute little bite-sized brownies.
    Michelle recently posted..Getcha Gras On with King (Cup) CakeMy Profile

  16. Great post and awesome brownies!
    Take care.
    Foodness Gracious recently posted..Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Buttercream Frosting, Cook Book Spotlight with Joy The Baker….My Profile

  17. They look really tempting!
    Angie@Angie’s Recipes recently posted..Vegan Lemon Curd ThumbprintsMy Profile

  18. Se ven riquísimos estos brownie, como dicen por ahí, de muerte lenta!!
    Me animaré!!

  19. Brownies never last long enough to frost in my house, either. Although I prefer them that way. My favorite is just a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Or possibly a creamy, light peanut butter frosting. Really ANY way is going to be good for me!
    the wicked noodle recently posted..Ready. Set. Cook!My Profile

  20. Oh yes, these were dangerous to have around. I restrained myself to two…but only because I brought them into work and they were eaten within seconds!
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  21. These look fantastic!
    yummychunklet recently posted..Happy Valentine’s Day!My Profile

  22. Love Joy, her sense of humor, recipes and love you for making this brownies — so worth the twice, thrice.. efforts :)
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com recently posted..Chocolate chip orange coconut butterMy Profile

  23. Awesome looking brownies! It’s been a while since i made or eaten brownies!

  24. Oooh, I’ve got to try these for myself. They look so delicious! I didn’t know Joy had a cookbook, too. Gotta go scope it out… Thanks for sharing!

  25. By the time our group is finished with them, these brownies will be world famous—and deservedly so!
    Sue/the view from great island recently posted..Fettuccine with Mushroom MarsalaMy Profile

  26. These brownies are definitely amazing. Next time, try the frosting. It is TOTALLY the bomb! Delicious as always, my friend :D
    Heather @girlichef recently posted..Shrimp and Spinach Brown Rice RisottoMy Profile

  27. An irresistible chocolate goodie! Thanks for sharing the recipe, how generous of you!
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  28. Surely a great cookbook! Those brownies look amazing.



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