Chocolate Fudge Brownies from scratch are a cinch to make. These Easy Homemade Brownies without a box use a handful of pantry staples to make a chewy brownie that rivals any box mix.
With a mixer, cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth using medium speed.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder.
Add dry ingredients in 3 additions to the wet ingredient, mixing until just combined on low speed.
If adding nuts, stir in until just mixed.
Pour into a greased 9 x 9 inch pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.