Alton Brown Makes the Best Homemade Cocoa Brownies | Food Network

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If anyone knows how make the cocoa brownie, it's Alton.

#AltonBrown is BACK with brand-new episodes of #GoodEatsTheReturn Sundays @ 10|9c AND 10:30|9:30c

Get the recipe:

Cocoa Brownies
Level: Easy
Total: 1 hr 15 min
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 1 hr
Yield: 16 brownies


Soft butter, greasing the pan
Flour, for dusting the buttered pan
4 large eggs
1 cup sugar, sifted
1 cup brown sugar, sifted
8 ounces melted butter
1 1/4 cups cocoa, sifted
2 teaspoons extract
1/2 cup flour, sifted


Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Butter and flour an 8-inch square pan.

In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the eggs at medium speed until fluffy and light yellow. Add both sugars. Add remaining ingredients, and mix to combine.

Pour the batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square pan and bake for 45 minutes. Check for doneness with the tried-and-true toothpick method: a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan should come out clean. When it's done, remove to a rack to cool. Resist the temptation to cut into it until it's mostly cool.

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20 Comments for Alton Brown Makes the Best Homemade Cocoa Brownies | Food Network

  1. THE SNOOZE BUTTON on September 4, 2019: (Reply)

    Luv me some Alton!! Been watching him for years!!??

  2. TheGalileo on September 4, 2019: (Reply)

    We need an Alton Brown channel. All Alton All Day

  3. El Pres Shirogane on September 4, 2019: (Reply)

    The thumbnail using old Alton, and the video just actually being an edited down episode of Good Eats is kinda funny to me lol

  4. DeepSyntax on September 4, 2019: (Reply)

    Dammit!! Now my family will know my secrets!! <3 Alton

  5. sarezjay on September 4, 2019: (Reply)

    These edited clips are too rushed! Post the whole thing!

  6. Angel Bulldog on September 4, 2019: (Reply)

    I’m with you, Alton. Moist and chewy…and no point at all if you don’t have (whole) milk!

  7. entiretinofsweetcorn on September 4, 2019: (Reply)

    The madman cut it into nine (9) pieces

  8. Zachary Lavender on September 4, 2019: (Reply)

    Wouldn’t it be easier to sift the dry on parchment paper and use the parchment paper as your funnel to incorporate in the batter?

  9. Brooks Tarkington on September 4, 2019: (Reply)

    He updated this recipe in Good Eats: Reloaded. Why would you post the old recipe?

  10. Karla Peterson on September 4, 2019: (Reply)

    I am glad to see you back, Alton!!!

  11. Kara Joneise on September 5, 2019: (Reply)

    I’ve been using this recipe for years and it really is the best

  12. Craig Williams on September 5, 2019: (Reply)

    actual elapsed time sifting ingredients into mixer 3hrs 42min 17sec

  13. Windy Lowery on September 5, 2019: (Reply)

    Yep, the first homemade brownie recipe I have tried that actually tastes good. Thank you A.B.

  14. Brenda Luther-Acosta on September 5, 2019: (Reply)

    How do you get 16 servings….I only got one…mine mine mine…lol

  15. Michael Rutledge on September 5, 2019: (Reply)

    I didn’t realize how much I’d missed you. Thanks for doing this series!

  16. zhinka on September 5, 2019: (Reply)

    I used 16 quail eggs because that is what I raise, THIS IS AN AWESOME RECIPE!!

  17. Eth3realwarrior on September 5, 2019: (Reply)

    I used Alton’s recipe to make a very “special” batch of brownies.
    Needless to say. Everybody was extremely “groovy”.

  18. kevin heaton on September 8, 2019: (Reply)

    Alton does your back hurt from carrying the food network YT channel?. glad your back even your old clips re-posted have me hooked

  19. cajunbargod on September 9, 2019: (Reply)

    I am so grateful that Alton Brown came back and is just as fool of science mixed with light comedy. Watching his episodes is the highlight of my day

  20. checkermom on September 10, 2019: (Reply)

    Please come to house to make those magnificent brownies.

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