Easy Homemade Brownie Recipe For Us Who Can’t Actually Bake

Easy, Homemade Brownie Recipe

Hello everyone, I hope you’re well. If you saw my recent post on How to Stay Sane in Isolation you’ll have heard me mention that I aimed to try out some baking. Let me just be clear, I am by no means what so ever a pro-baker, I’m a complete beginner – but somehow I managed to whip up a delicious batch of gooey brownies, so I thought I’d share how I did it. If I can do it, anyone can – and in light of such strange times, a sweet treat is always something to look forward to. So, keep reading for this easy homemade brownie recipe.

Easy, Homemade Brownie Recipe



200g of chopped butter

300g Dairy Milk chocolate

4 medium eggs

350g caster sugar

100g plain flour

50g dark cocoa powder



Step One

Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4

Line a 24 x 20cm brownie tin with baking parchment

Put the butter, and chocolate in a non-stick saucepan and very gently melt over a low heat, stirring every now and then, until smooth – be careful not to let it burn!

Step Two

Whisk the eggs and sugar together – a normal whisk works perfectly fine if you don’t have an electric one – whisk until the mixture has doubled, looks pale, and leaves a trail.

Once whisked, gently stir in your gooey chocolate mixture – a part I found really satisfying and it smelt heavenly.

Afterwards, sift in your flour and cocoa, then stir.

Step Three 

Pour your completed mixture into the lined tin and bake for 40 minutes.

Once cooled, cut into squares. We portioned ours into 12 for sizeable brownies.


Easy, Homemade Brownie Recipe

I was chuffed at how these brownies turned out, especially since I am a complete beginner when it comes to the world of baking, and in no way a pro. But, if I can make a yummy batch of homemade brownies  – anyone can!

What’s your favourite thing to bake?

Shelley x


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  1. Candice
    April 17, 2020 / 5:53 pm

    That’s looks delicious!

    • onlyshelley
      April 17, 2020 / 6:50 pm

      Thanks lovely, they were!

      Shelley x

    • onlyshelley
      April 18, 2020 / 11:57 am

      Thanks lovely!

      Shelley x

  2. April 18, 2020 / 12:36 pm

    These look fabulous – and now is definitely the time to challenge ourselves to make new things!

    • onlyshelley
      April 18, 2020 / 12:40 pm

      Thank you! I agree, I want to try baking more things.

      Shelley x

  3. April 19, 2020 / 7:17 am

    This made me crave brownies! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂


    • onlyshelley
      April 19, 2020 / 5:18 pm

      Thanks for reading!

      Shelley x

  4. April 28, 2020 / 2:49 pm

    These look so good! Well done! The recipe looks fab!

    • onlyshelley
      April 28, 2020 / 4:31 pm

      Thank you! It was so simple to do, and they tasted really nice.

      Shelley x

  5. May 3, 2020 / 3:27 pm

    These look so gooey and delicious! My boyfriend has been baking loads during lockdown and I’m not complaining haha

    Jasmine xx

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    • onlyshelley
      May 4, 2020 / 1:16 pm

      Thank you! Oh that sounds perfect!

      Shelley x

  6. May 24, 2020 / 4:48 pm

    I will try this!! Thanks for sharing this recipe ^_^

    • onlyshelley
      May 24, 2020 / 4:55 pm

      They’re so delicious!

      Shelley x

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