Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Dessert Recipe

Although this is an Easy Brownie Recipe, you'll be delighted with the results. I have been using this restaurant recipe successfully for over 31 years, first at home and then at the restaurant.

The restaurant guests voted this a "Best Restaurant Dessert Recipe!" The recipe used to be a secret restaurant dessert recipe. No more!

When you serve these to your family or guests, you'll be thinking, "Bet they can't eat just one." You'll be right.

Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Best Restaurant Dessert Recipe

Preparation time: 25 minutes. Serves 16.


  • 2 one ounce squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sifted flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)



  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F
  • Melt chocolate over hot water using a double broiler
  • Thoroughly cream butter and sugar
  • Add eggs and beat well
  • Blend in melted chocolate, vanilla and flour
  • Mix walnuts into the batter (if using walnuts)
  • Bake in a greased 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes (If you like these thin, bake them in an 8 x 11 inch pan for 30-35 minutes
  • Your delicious restaurant dessert recipe is done when the edges look hard and the top has cracked slightly and the surface appears glossy. The center should not jiggle when you shake the pan

Use good quality bakeware. Please remember to measure flour accurately, spoon it lightly into a dry measuring cup. Level with a spatula or the back of a knife.

Enjoy your best restaurant dessert recipe and the company of those you share it with!


Did you know? The first printed Brownie Recipe: The 1896 edition of the 'Fannie Farmer Boston Cooking-School Cook Book' contains a recipe for "Brownies" - but they are molasses flavored, not chocolate.