Secret Ingredient Bakery Style Fudge Brownies so rich and chewy you'd swear they weren't homemade.

Every time I set out to create a new brownie recipe, I’m like there is no way this is going to be better than my last brownie recipe. And time and time again, yes way there is a way. 

Secret Ingredient Bakery Style Fudge Brownies so rich and chewy you'd swear they weren't homemade.

Case in point, these Secret Ingredient Bakery Style Fudge Brownies. They’ve got that stunning crackle crust that I just LOVE, and they’re, like, expensive rich.

You know, like they’re really rich. In flavor. Duh.

Secret Ingredient Bakery Style Fudge Brownies so rich and chewy you'd swear they weren't homemade.

So let’s talk about what makes these brownies so rich and flavorful. It’s a secret ingredient you probably have in your pantry already.

Whole Wheat Flour.

Seriously, using a whole wheat flour makes these brownies so perfect. The slightest nuttiness imparts a deeper flavor than traditional all-purpose flour, making it my flour of choice in these brownies.

Secret Ingredient Bakery Style Fudge Brownies so rich and chewy you'd swear they weren't homemade.

Now let’s talk specifics. I used Whole Wheat Flour from Bob’s Red Mill because it’s my favorite. And I’m SO RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED to announce that this is the first in a series of posts we’re doing together this year.

Bob’s is such a fantastic company, and I couldn’t be more proud to work with them in 2018. Stay tuned for more awesome recipes together 🙂

Secret Ingredient Bakery Style Fudge Brownies so rich and chewy you'd swear they weren't homemade.

But like for now, go make these brownies. Then tell everyone you got them from a bakery and watch them believe you because they’re that good.

XO!

RECIPE

Secret Ingredient Bakery Style Fudge Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups salted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Flour

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line a 9"x9" pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and sugar. Microwave for 30 seconds, then remove and stir with a whisk. Repeat process 2 more times. Though granules of sugar will remain, the goal is to get the mixture to a glossy finish.
Allow mixture to cool slightly, then add in eggs one at a time, whisking in between each addition. Whisk until the mixture lightens in color slightly.
Add in cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla extract. Fold in flour until just combined.
Pour mixture into prepared baking pan and bake for roughly 45 minutes, testing for doneness by inserting a knife into the center of the brownies beginning at 40 minutes. It might take up to 55 minutes for them to cook through depending on your oven!

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27 comments

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And I was trying to cut down…these look irresistible! Genius idea with the whole wheat flour and they’re healthier too. xo

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Can I sub unsalted butter since there’s salt in the recipe? I need the atleast amount of sodium possible

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yes

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I cannot wait to try these! Will be making these as soon as I’m off the Whole30 challenge next week!

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Hi
Thank you so much for this recipe..pl let me at what temperature I should bake
Regards
Sat

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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350°F

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Ahhhh! These look incredible! I was the kid that wanted to bake brownies from scratch every weekend, and these would’ve totally fit the bill! Can’t wait to bake these!!

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Absolutely love these brownies! I’m with you on the crackle crust. If they a brownie doesn’t have it, I’m outta there! And I love how thick these are. I’ve been seeing some around Pinterest these days that look a little on the skinny side. I need a fat brownie to satisfy those fudgy cravings!

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These look so delicious Sarah! I’m excited to see what else you and Bob’s have in store for 2018!

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Stone ground whole wheat organic flour for the best brownies in the world!? Count me in! Thank you Sarah! These look decadent, are easy to make (they’ re brownies!) and are fudge! Perfection

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Wow these brownies look amazing and your photos are stunning! So beautiful!!

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Totally LOVE Bob’s products Sarah! I will definitely need to try this recipe!

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I’ve been using a lot of whole wheat flour lately but never would have thought to use it in brownies! They look amazing 😍

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Wow these look so amazing! Feeling like I need to make these tonight!

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Mmmm these look seriously delicious, Sarah! Gonna have to try these when I’m off Whole30! 😛

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OMG! I need these in my life asap!

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Do you think these would work with coconut or canola oil or {gasp}, shortening ? husband can’t have dairy 😔 I’d up the salt to compensate of course but wondering about texture 🤔thx!

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That texture is spot on!

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These look like the perfect brownies!

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These look so perfectly moist and chocolatey!

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These look amazing! What kind of cocoa powder did you use? Dutch process? Thanks.

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These look delicious. Did you use natural unsweetened cocoa or dutch process cocoa?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Dutch!

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What kind of cocoa powder do you used for this recipe? Natural or Dutch process. I think it makes a huge difference in recipes and I’d like to make these brownies. I’ve been waiting since January 25th for a response to my previously posted comments. I’m sure you’re busy, but please take a moment and respond to the comments left on your site. Thank you!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Jennifer. Apologies on the delay. I use dutch process.

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These were incredible!!!! The recipe I have been looking for, for my entire life! So, so, so good! Perfectly chewy/crisp on top. Dark, rich, and delicious inside! I used an oval casserole dish, pewter, and had to bake for an additional 30-45 minutes (at 325 F). They turned out perfectly! This will be the recipe I make over and over again!

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I made this today but I didnt get the crackle crust or the fudge texture. I’m not sure what went wrong.

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