Best ever classic chocolate brownies

Best Ever Classic Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Try our classic carrot cake recipe, then check out our vegan brownies, crème egg brownies and chocolate orange brownies.  

If you ever wondered how to make best chocolate brownies and what ingredients you going to need to achieve this perfect chewy and gooey result we all love, olive is here to help.

This brownie recipe uses a square tin, but you can use an oblong or even round cake tin provided it is roughly the same size – just keep an eye on the brownies, you may need slightly less or more time than the recipe states.

We have provided some great ideas to make variations on the classic chocolate brownie, too, so you can get creative with your baking.

  • 57
  • Total time 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy


  • butter 100g, chopped
  • dark chocolate 200g, chopped
  • eggs 4
  • golden caster sugar 250g
  • plain flour 100g
  • baking powder 1 tsp
  • cocoa 30g
  • white or milk chocolate chunks 100g, chopped
  • hazelnuts 100g, toasted, roughly chopped
  • pecans 100g, toasted, roughly chopped
  • baby marshmallows, 2 handfuls


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.

    Step 2

    Line a 22cm square brownie tin with baking parchment. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a microwave or in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Cool to room temperature.

    Step 3

    Whisk the eggs and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy.

    Step 4

    Fold the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and sift on the flour, baking powder and cocoa.

    Step 5

    Fold this in to give a fudgy batter.

    Step 6

    (To ramp it up, add 100g chopped white or milk chocolate chunks OR 100g toasted, roughly chopped hazelnuts or pecans OR 2 handfuls of baby marshmallows.)

    Step 7

    Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is cracked but the middle just set. Cool completely, then lift out of the tin and cut.

More brownies ideas below:

Vegan brownies

Bake a batch of our decadent vegan chocolate brownies for an indulgent treat. Our unique recipe is super chocolaty so vegan and non-vegan friends and family will all love it!

Crème egg brownies

Chocolate cake + Cadbury’s Creme Eggs = HEAVEN. Whip up our chocolate traybake for a special Easter treat, or make it any time of the year (we certainly do)!

Chocolate orange brownies

What could be better than scoffing a Terry’s Chocolate Orange? Adding it to a brownie batter, of course! Try our deliciously decadent recipe today.

Sweet potato brownies

Sweet potatoes add natural sweetness so you need to use less sugar than a regular brownie recipe. It also makes the texture incredibly fudgy.

Nutritional data

  • fat 14.7g
  • carbs 40.5g
  • fibre 0.9g
  • protein 4.25g
  • salt 0.3g

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top