Cocoa Brownies

Cocoa Brownies - how to make chewy, rich and decadent brownies with cocoa powder.  Cocoa brownies that melt in your mouth! Original recipe from Smitten Kitchen.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cocoa brownies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 155 kcal
Author Anna


  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c + 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 c all-purpose flour
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line a 8"x8" baking pan with foil. Set aside.
  3. In a double boiler, melt together butter, sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Whisk together.
  4. When all the butter has melted and everything is mixed together, remove the bowl from the heat and set aside to cool. It should be warm but not hot or it will scramble the eggs.
  5. At this point, I poured the cocoa mixture into my stand mixer bowl and turned it on 2. Mix for 2 minutes. You can use whisk or wooden spoon.
  6. Add vanilla and stir.
  7. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  8. When your batter looks shiny, it's time to add flour. Add it all at once and beat until it disappears in the batter.
  9. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and spread evenly.
  10. Bake 25 - 30 minutes.
  11. Cool completely before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
Cocoa Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.