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Chocolate Brownies with Vanilla Salt

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 162kcal


  • ¾ cup Gold Medal® all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee optional
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla salt see note


  • Heat oven to 350ºF. Line the bottom of an 8x8 pan with lightly greased parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour and corn starch. Mix in the sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and coffee (if using). Stir in the oil, water, corn syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined into a very thick, glossy batter. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Spread batter into the prepared pan; sprinkle with vanilla salt. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool; cut into 16 brownies.


To make vanilla salt, combine 2 tablespoons of coarse sea salt with 1 scraped vanilla bean. Store in an airtight container along with the bean pod.


Calories: 162kcal | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 6.4g | Fiber: 1.4g