Fudgy Cakey Family Size Decadent Brownies

Fudgy Cakey Family Size Decadent Brownies | 31Daily.com

Brownies. Are you a fudgy brownies fan or a cakey brownies fan? What if I told you it’s possible to have both?

No need to choose with these decadent, family size Fudgy and Cakey Brownies. They are absolutely delicious and decadent.

And my guys love them.

They bake in a 9″ x 13″ size pan and stand an inch tall when cut. A perfect blend of fudgy and cakey.

And harmony is always good in a family. Especially with chocolate.

So if you’re a fan of either, give these a try and see if they satisfy both camps… the fudgy brownie people and the cakey brownie people.

For us, they are perfect! And a lovely weekend treat.

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Fudgy Cakey Family Size Decadent Brownies

Fudgy Cakey Family Size Decadent Brownies | 31Daily.com

A perfect blend of fudgy and cakey, these family size brownies are decadently delicious. Measuring an inch tall, they bake in a 9″ x 13″ size pan. Perfect for feeding your crowd.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 42 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 2-inch brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake


1 cup butter, melted
11/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
11/2 cups flour
2 cups chocolate chips, divided


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9″ x 13″ baking pan or line with parchment paper for easy removal.

In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the cocoa, and sugar, stirring until smooth and the chocolate is shiny. Add eggs, salt, baking powder, vanilla, and espresso powder. Mix until light and creamy.

Add the flour and 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and continue to stir until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips over the batter.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs. Cool completely before cutting.


These brownies freeze really well. I usually cut them into serving size pieces and wrap each individually with plastic wrap and freeze in a freezer bag. Perfect for lunches!

Keywords: #brownies

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

2 thoughts on “Fudgy Cakey Family Size Decadent Brownies

  1. Kimberly

    Please correct your instructions to include adding the 1/2 cup water. I made the first of two batches without it and realized why the batter was so dry when I was mixing the second batch.

    1. Thank you, Kimberly! I’ve updated the instructions —

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