November 12, 2020

Best Fudgy Brownies Recipe Ever!

Fudgy brownies are one of my favorite desserts. Warm fudge brownie corners with a frosty glass of milk… it’s simply addictive. Everyone wants perfect fudge brownies that rival the ones grandma used to make! This recipe is good enough to pull up to your family’s Christmas party and put your dish down next to Grandma’s with pride.

I’ll also share with you my tips for eggless baking. It may sound complicated, but eggless baking is simple. You don’t have to sacrifice texture or taste just because you aren’t using eggs.

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What Makes Brownies Fudgy?

Fudge brownies have a higher fat-to-flour ratio than cakey ones. For more fudgy brownies, add more butter and chocolate. If you’d like your brownies to be more like cake, then use less fat and depend on the leavening agent to do the work. No matter what, eggs and sugar never change.

Eggless Brownies

My son has an egg allergy, and my husband doesn’t eat eggs. I have learned a ton of tricks for eggless baking. Egg substitutes for baking don’t have to be complicated. When I’m baking something like brownies, I like to substitute unsweetened applesauce for eggs. I keep little cups of unsweetened apple sauce on hand.

1 egg = 1/4 of unsweetened applesauce. (Try not to use over 1 cup total in a recipe to protect the texture of what you’re baking.)

This substitution is perfect for muffins, brownies, cakes, bars. When using these egg substitutions, you won’t lose the moisture or texture that traditional eggs provide. If you run out of butter or eggs, you can always supplement what you need with unsweetened applesauce, as well.

Here are a few other egg substitutions!

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Now the moment we’ve all been waiting for…(drumroll please!) the recipe!

Best Fudgy Brownies

Warm fudgy brownies with flaky tops and chewy edges.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, fudge
Servings: 12
Author: johnniemay


  • 1 1/4 cup sugar I use raw sugar for a more coarse texture
  • 6 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs or 3/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda omit if you don't want flaky tops
  • 1/3 cup vegetabel oil or canola oil


  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees (175 degrees Celsius). Grease pan and set aside.
  • Melt butter and set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl; combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In another large bowl; combine the sugar, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Once mixed well, add eggs in, one at a time. Lastly add oil. Mix until all wet ingredients are well combined.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you make this or any of my other recipes and post it to social media, don’t forget to tag me in it! I’d love to see it!

Drop a comment and let me know what you think, any question you may have or if you’ve ever tried eggless baking.

7 responses to “Best Fudgy Brownies Recipe Ever!”

  1. Michelle says:

    Made this recipe to the tee and came out very cakey and a little dry. Is there something else I could have done?

    • johnniemay says:

      I would try substituting each egg for 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce first. Fudgy brownies have a higher fat-to-flour ratio than cakey ones. So add more fat — in this case, butter and chocolate. A cakey batch has more flour and relies on baking powder for leavening. The amount of sugar and eggs does not change whether you’re going fudgy or cakey.

  2. Renee says:

    What size pan do you use for this recipe?

  3. Munira says:

    I tried this brownie but the batter is too thick am i doing something wrong?

  4. Andrea says:

    What size pan? I don’t see it listed