Moist brownies with rich chocolate flavor that hold up well in a child's lunchbox, on a picnic, or at a bakesale.
Why This Recipe Works
As good as plain chocolate brownies are, everyone’s ready for a change of pace at some point. This basic brownie recipe is delicious on its own, but sturdy enough to top and flavor with a variety of options. Adding baking powder to this brownie recipe lent them a slightly cakey, sturdy texture that didn’t crumble when sliced, and unsweetened chocolate added the richest chocolate flavor. Ensuring that a toothpick inserted in the middle of the pan of brownies came out with some moist batter or crumbs attached indicated the brownies were baked perfectly; around the edges the toothpick should come out clean.