I love trying fancy new recipes, but man, sometimes the classics hit the spot. These old school brownies are thick, fudgey and tasty. I usually opt out of nuts in my brownies or cookies but this time, it just seemed right.
And it was a good decision too. This recipe is made in a round cake pan (brilliant!) The brownies become very thick and you serve them in a triangle slice which makes it even more fun. Serving these with ice cream would be an EXCELLENT idea.
I didn’t have ice cream.
But they were still wonderful. Make these and enjoy a bite of rich, chocolatey heaven :)
Old School Fudge Brownies with Walnuts
from Joy the Baker; adapted from Toll House
- 3/4 C. cocoa powder (dark or dutch processed is best!)
- 3/4 C. salted butter (1 1/2 sticks)
- 2 T. strong coffee or water (I used our new Keurig – perfect!)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 2/3 C. sugar
- 2 t. vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 C. flour
- 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1/4 t. salt
- 3/4- 1 C. coarsely chopped walnuts
- 1/4 C. chocolate chips or chunks
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a round cake pan. (Joy used 10 inch, I used 8 inch. You can also use a 9×13 inch baking pan if you don’t have a round cake pan.)
- Melt butter in microwave. Add in cocoa powder and stir together until smooth. Add coffee or water and stir until mixed. Set aside to let cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla.
- Slowly add in the chocolate/ butter mixture to the egg/ sugar mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
- Add in flour, baking powder and salt. You can use a sifter if you’d like. Stir until thoroughly combined. Batter will be relatively thick, so make sure you mix everything up well.
- Add in most of the chopped nuts, saving some to put on the top. Stir together. Pour batter into your take pan or 9×13 inch pan.
- Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips and remaining nuts. Bake at 350 degrees until done and a toothpick comes out clean. Joy suggested about 18-25 minutes. In my 8 inch cake pan it took about 28 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Cut and serve warm brownies with a plastic knife.