Classic Naked Brownie
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Classic Naked Brownie with a rich chocolate flavor, not too sweet and just the right texture. No toppings, no addins -- just a great brownie!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24 servings
  • 1 ½ cups butter
  • 1 ¼ cups cocoa powder
  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs or 6 medium eggs
  • 1⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. NOTE: temperature is lower than usually required therefore baking time is longer. Prepare 9x13” pan by spraying with cooking spray OR wiping pan with butter.
  2. Melt butter in microwave, one minute on high or until completely melted. Pour into large mixing bowl and whisk in cocoa powder with wire whisk until smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in sugar and salt. Add vanilla extract and check temperate of mixture with tip of finger to make sure it is cooled. If it is tepid, add about half the eggs and stir until just mixed. Add the remainder of eggs and mix again.
  4. Shake flour over the entire surface of the brownie mixture. Stir gently with rubber spatula or large wooden spoon until just mixed.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 325F for 35 to 40 minutes. Check with toothpick at 35 minutes. Do not overbake.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at