They’re absolutely decadent. Delicious– but 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.
For us, they are perfect! And a lovely weekend treat.
Fudgy Cakey Family Size Decadent Brownies
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
1/2 cup water
1 cup butter, melted (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups chocolate chips, divided
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9″ x 13″ baking pan.
Combine the melted butter, cocoa, and sugar, stirring until smooth and the chocolate is shiny. Add eggs, salt, baking powder, vanilla, and espresso powder if using. Beat 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 the brownies in a 350-degree oven for about 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs. Allow to cool 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!