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David Lebovitz’s Best Fudgy Brownies

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An unusual technique drew me to David Lebovitz’s Best Fudgy Brownies. The  results were nothing short of spectacular!!

Another brownie recipe? From that skinny chick? Yes, I know I share a TON of brownie recipes. Other bloggers love brownie recipes, too! They are all winners, but pretty similar in ingredients and techniques. Leave it to David Lebovitz to shake things up a bit with his recipe for the best fudgy brownie.

Best Fudgy Brownies on a round dessert plate with raspberries to garnish

David Lebovitz’s Best Fudgy Brownies

I have featured so many brownie recipes, but they’re all a wee bit different. The novel idea in this fudgy brownie recipe involves a vigorous whisking before baking. The batter transforms from a typical grainy concoction to a smooth glossy mixture. Before Nick returned to Indiana U for the end of his spring term, I baked him up a batch.

The rest of the family sampled the edge pieces removed for the photo shoot (I struggled as it’s hard to make these appear as delectable and rich as they taste!) and gave them rave reviews. I wasn’t surprised. I don’t think I’ve ever made a flop from Mr. Lebovitz. This recipe for David Lebovitz’s self proclaimed best fudgy brownies is adapted from his cookbook, The Sweet Life in Paris.

Best Fudgy Brownies stacked on a white square plate

A Hit with the College Crew

Yup, perfect and fudgy. The boys dug into these brownies with gusto. I think after a semester of cooking for themselves, I can’t rely on the judgement of these kids. I’m certain anything homemade where a recipe is actually involved would garner thumbs up.

But I did sample a few edges myself and can vouch for these being darned tasty. The crackly top is a telltale sign of a wonderful brownie.  I hope you take the challenge and bake up a batch for yourself to see whether you think these are the “best” fudgy brownies.

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Best Fudgy Brownies - an extra step makes these dreamy and irresistible!

Best Fudgy Brownies

Best Fudgy Brownies with an extra step for perfect results!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Brownies
  • Method: Baking, Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


  • 6 tablespoons butter (cut into pieces)
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º. Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with non stick foil or regular foil (spray with cooking spray). Set aside
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl, stopping and stirring at 30 second increments till melted and smooth. Stir in the sugar and vanilla. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the flour and whisk vigorously for a full minute. Batter should look smooth and glossy and sugar granules should be incorporated.
  3. Spread batter into pan and bake about 40 minutes until the brownies look almost set. Do not over bake.
  4. Let cool completely in the pan before lifting out the foil or parchment to remove the brownies and cut.


You can add some chopped nuts if desired.

Best Fudgy Brownies on a square plate with a fork removing a bite


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61 comments on “David Lebovitz’s Best Fudgy Brownies”

  1. I have never been able to get that nice crackly top. Time to check out this recipe as your brownies are perfect!

  2. These area keeper – great recipe thank you for sharing it!

  3. These look perfect! I’m definitely going to be giving them a try!

  4. I LOVE your new look Liz! So pretty and everything is easy to find. Good for you – and love these brownies too 🙂

  5. I know I should jump on the David Lebovitz ban wagon but I am still knee deep in Dorie. I love the new look of your blog, so professional.

  6. These brownies look so delicious, I love the perfectly shiny tops! 🙂

  7. I can absolutely see why these are the best

  8. Wow, I love the new look and the brownies. I came across one of David’s cookbooks years ago and I think it was mostly ice cream. These look terrific and I can’t wait to try them.

  9. These fudgy brownies do look like perfection! My family loves it when I bake brownies. These are definitely going in my recipe file. Pinned!
    Thank you for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

  10. you always always always have the prettiest bars. And these brownies look so gorgeous and fudgy and perfect!

  11. Liz, you come up with the best brownie recipes. I will be trying these. Thank you~!

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