Double Chocolate Brownies

Written by Jeanette Smith 20th May 2020

Ok, the long awaited recipe for my family famous double chocolate brownies has arrived!

This recipe is so easy to make, and super delicious. I don’t think it’s ever lasted 2 days in this house!

When the boys were younger, I’d make this about twice a week. It wasn’t until they left school they told me they used to sell my baking, and this particular recipe was a favourite, selling at €1 per bite 😂

So, without further ado…get cooking. It’s something that you will bake time and time again.


  • 160g butter/margarine
  • 70g cocoa
  • 290g caster sugar
  • 5 small eggs (4medium)
  • 130g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 200g milk chocolate chips/chunks or chopped chocolate
  • Pinch salt

Now you have the ingredients ready…..

Let’s cook!

Grease and line a large deep baking tray.

Melt the butter in a large pan.

Once melted, remove from the heat. Then add in the sugar and cocoa, stirring well to combine.

Add eggs one at a time, beating in after each one until the mix is smooth.

Stir in the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt.

Then add the chocolate. Stir lightly to avoid it melting in too much.

Pour mix into the prepared tin.

Bake in the preheated oven at 180°/gas 4 for approximately 30 minutes until it’s springy and a skewer comes out clean.

Tip: Be careful when using a skewer as you might hit a chocolate chunk that has melted, giving it the appearance that it’s not cooked. Just stab it a few more places, but generally, if it springs back up when you press a little, it’s cooked.

Cool in the tin for several minutes before cutting and serving.

Serve with cream or ice cream for a delicious dessert.

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