Better Than Box Fudge Brownies
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 35 mins
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In medium bowl, add cocoa, applesauce, eggs, salt, baking powder, and vanilla and whisk until all blended and smooth. Add chocolate chips on top, but do not stir in yet.
  3. In a separate small bowl, microwave butter until melted (30 seconds). Add sugar, and microwave again for 30 seconds.
  4. Pour melted butter and sugar over chocolate chips sitting on cocoa mixture and stir.
  5. Add flour and stir until everything is well blended and smooth.
  6. With a spatula, transfer to a lightly greased 8x8 glass dish.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes (check middle with toothpick or fork-if comes out clean, brownies are done!).
  8. Let cool in dish before cutting.
  9. Serve with a glass of cold milk.
Makes 9 brownies
Recipe by My San Francisco Kitchen at