You probably have what you need to make these brownies already sitting in your kitchen cupboards.

Foodie Favorite: Fudgey Cocoa Brownies

Completely from scratch and so much better than the box

By Chelsea McKuneKENOSHA.COM

After moving to Kenosha in her 20s, Chelsea has deep dived into the baking world. From cookies to stuffed sweet breads, she loves trying new and creative recipes.


  • ½ C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ⅛ C granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ C all-purpose flour
  • ½ C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 8 x 8 pan. Combine butter, oil and sugar. Whisk for 1 minute. Add eggs and vanilla extract, best until light in color (about 1 minute). Pour in flour, cocoa powder and salt. Mix slowly until JUST combined (don’t overbeat it). Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 22 minutes. Allow to cool. Enjoy!