Double Chocolate Brownies with Ganache

August 1, 2011


So much chocolate! This delicious brownie recipe is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. I added a wonderful chocolate ganache on the top to make them even better. Take these brownies to the office and you will have everyone begging for more.(Trust me, I did!!!)



  • Course: Dessert
  • Servings: 12
  • Prep. time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 40 min


  • 1 Cup butter, melted
  • 3 Cup white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 Cup heavy cream

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Combine the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each, until thoroughly blended.
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until blended. Stir in 3/4 cup of chocolate chips. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove, and cool pan on wire rack before cutting.
  5. For the ganache, melt ¾ cup of chocolate chips in the microwave with the cream, stirring every 20 seconds until the chocolate is completely melted.
  6. Dip the cooled brownie squares in the ganache, but let the ganache rest for a bit before doing so.
  7. Enjoy!
  • Anonymous

    Oh goodness me, these look like death by chocolate in an altogether wonderful way! Your photo is just too darn tempting for words :)

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Thank you :) They are soooo good! My co-workers are always asking me to bring more to work!!:)

  • Karen

    I’m assuming its one cup of butter?

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Just fixed it :) Yes it is! Thanks Karen!

  • Amber

    I’m relatively new to the blogging world but I am a complete and utter foodgawker junkie and I’m so happy to have come across these brownies. Definitely a follower now! =)

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Thanks Amber! :) I will make sure to Bookmark your blog too :)

  • Memoriaj

    I must make these for my students! They would love it. I have a questions about the quantity of chocolate chips, though. The recipe calls for “! 1/2 cups” of chocolate chips. Is that quantity for the brownies only or do you split the amount for the brownies and ganache (3/4 cup for ganache)? Thanks!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    I just fixed it :) Like you said, it would be half for the brownies and half for the ganache :) Hope you enjoy them as much as I do :)

  • Dmarie

    these look fabulous…thanks for sharing!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    My pleasure :) Hope you try them because they are absolutely fantastic!!

  • Lmcd

    Do you think these could be frozen? Perhaps before dipping in ganache?

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    You are correct :) Yes, but before dipping in the ganache :) I would wrap them individually and put them in an air tight container to prevent freezer burns :) Enjoy!