The Best Brownie Recipe: A Chocolate Lover’s Guide

I have eaten, baked and developed many brownie recipes over the past five years. I’ve made a “healthy-ish” brownie with avocado. I’ve made caramel-topped brownies, brownies with tahini swirls, even the slightly controversial “cake-like” brownies. (Is it a brownie too, or is it just chocolate cake?)

Every time I bake brownies, I learn something new. I call my final recipe the Chocolateiest Brownie, and it’s worthy of the name. It includes everything I’ve learned from many, many batches. Here, my top takeaways.