Chocolate Brownies for Two

Chocolate Brownie with Milk
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Ratings (56)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 8 brownies (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
237 Calories
11g Fat
29g Carbs
6g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Brownies are delicious, but they come with one problem: it's hard to stop eating them. There's just something so irresistible about a pan full of warm brownies.

Everything you love about brownies can be found in this recipe, which is sized down to make just enough for one or two. They're filled with chocolate, crisp on the edges, and soft on the inside—the perfect treat for those times when a brownie craving hits, but you just can't commit to a giant pan.

This recipe uses a 6-x-6 inch baking pan. If you don't have one, a 4-x-8 inch loaf pan or almost any small baking dish will work.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps to Make It

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Grease and flour the baking dish or pan.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sugar, cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat, cool, then whisk in egg and vanilla.

Stir the liquid mixture into the dry mixture.

Pour the batter your prepared baking dish.

Bake for 25 minutes and allow to cool on a baking rack.

Wait until the brownies are completely cooled and cut into squares.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • To test the doneness, insert a toothpick in the center of the brownies. In general, you want the center to be slightly moist, but the edges to not be too dry.
  • It can be hard to resist cutting into a fresh pan of brownies as soon as they come out of the oven. Do your best to hold out until they have cooled to get the crisp, bake sale-worthy edges. Run a table knife or plastic knife around the outer edges of the pan to loosen the brownies up.