Brownie Dessert

These homemade brownies are rich, fudgy, and filled with a trio of decadent chocolate.

This is legit the best brownie ever! I know everyone who has ever posted a brownie recipe says that, but this is the one. Typically, I am not a fan of brownies. They are either too dry, or too gooey, leaving a chunk of chocolate to somehow swallow down. These brownies bake up almost cake-like. They are light and airy, packed with flavor, and keep their shape making them perfect for cutting into various shapes and dessert plating.

chocolate cake slices

Can I use chocolate chips instead?

Absolutely. In fact, that is what I used today for this recipe. I prefer Ghirardelli chocolate. It is partly nostalgia for my San Francisco days. For a while it was the only thing I loved about San Francisco because when I was there it was cold and foggy and miserable. A piece of Ghirardelli Chocolate Caramel was my brief ray of sunshine. But it is the smooth creamy taste and texture that lives in my heart.

crop person eating brownie with ice cream

Can I add nuts?

Of course! Finely chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts can easily be added to any brownie recipe. I left them out because I didn’t want any other flavors competing with the wonderful layers of chocolate, but if you want the added texture go for it.

Brownie Dessert

Cedar Oak Farms
These homemade brownies are rich, fudgy, and filled with a trio of decadent chocolate.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins


  • 4 ounces dark chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla
  • cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a large (I used a 12″ x 17″) rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray, set aside.
  • Melt the dark chocolate and milk chocolates with the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stirring occasionally, until melted. Stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour the melted chocolate into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the white sugar and brown sugar and beat for 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing between each addition. Mix in the sour cream.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips then transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan, spreading it into an even layer.
  • Bake the brownies until they are cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool completely in the pan.

6 thoughts on “Brownie Dessert

    1. So moist – they will not disappoint. Since I add chocolate chips in the chocolate batter for a divine chocolate experience you can make all the nuts in your family happy and not add nuts. 😂

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