Chewy Vs. Cakey Brownies

Whether you prefer chewy vs. cakey brownies, I have the perfect ones for you on my new guest post for The Everygirl which you can find HERE!  I personally prefer chewy brownies like most of my friends but every now and again, I come across someone who loves cakey brownies.  Either way, you must try these brownies.

chewy or cakey brownies

The ingredients in both recipes aren’t that different but the ratios vary just enough to totally change the texture of the final product.  As always, I love sharing recipes with The Everygirl, one of my favorite sites.  For my Everygirls that are afraid of baking, I love giving recipes like my chocolate chip cookies and brownies that will make anyone get in the kitchen.

chewy brownies

I adore chewy brownies so here are my tips for the best:

  • More brown sugar increases moistness due to the addition of molasses.
  • The addition of oil helps keep the brownies super moist.
  • This recipe has fewer eggs than the cakey version which helps create fudge-like texture.
  • The baking time is slightly less than the cakey brownie. Underbaking keeps the brownies soft and chewy.

cakey brownies

And if you love cakey brownies, follow these tips:

  • By cutting out all brown sugar and just using granulated sugar, we also decrease the moist factor.
  • The addition of both baking soda and baking powder helps to lift the brownies, creating that cakey texture.
  • By adding one more egg, the entire structure of the brownie is changed from chewy to cakey.
  • Adding a bit more flour also helped get rid of some of the moistness in the recipe.

Check out the recipes below.

Chewy Fudgy Brownies

Chewy Fudgy Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tbps. oil
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, add melted butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar and mix with your hand mixer on medium speed.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition to incorporate.
  4. Mix in oil and vanilla extract.
  5. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Reduce speed of mixer.
  6. In intervals, add flour mixture to wet mixture until all ingredients are incorporated.
  7. Add brownie batter to baking non-stick sprayed 8x8 sized baking pan.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out just barely clean. Don't overbake.
  9. Remove brownies and cool on cooling rack. Cut and serve.
http://www.grandbaby-cakes.com/2014/05/chewy-vs-cakey-brownies/

Cakey Brownies

Cakey Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Directions
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, add melted butter and granulated sugar and mix with your hand mixer on medium speed.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition to incorporate.
  5. Mix in oil and vanilla extract.
  6. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Reduce speed of mixer.
  7. In intervals, add flour mixture to wet mixture until all ingredients are incorporated.
  8. Add brownie batter to baking non-stick sprayed 8x8 sized baking pan.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove brownies and cool on cooling rack. Cut and serve.
http://www.grandbaby-cakes.com/2014/05/chewy-vs-cakey-brownies/

You can find my post HERE: http://theeverygirl.com/classic-eats-brownies

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Comments

  1. says

    I recently discovered The Everygirl and love it, Jocelyn! I’m off to read your post now. I like fudgy brownies, so I’m interested to see which of the two camps they fall in. Cakey, I suppose!

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says

      I am a big fan of Fudgy brownies too!! Thanks so much Helen! I love The Everygirl as well!!

  2. says

    I love it when you explain the science behind desserts! I am a fudgy girl all the way, but you are right, there are some (poor misguided 😉 ) souls who like cakey brownies. I’ll make sure to use your recipe next time I need some!

  3. Farida Nassar says

    I like both. But if I need the brownies to use them as base for Triffle or other deserts , specially with peanut butter, I always use cakey brownies.

  4. Athrh says

    Hi Jocelyn! I’m planning to bake cakey brownies and this is my first time. Your brownies looks good and delicious! I have tried the chewy type and now I’m going to bake the cakey type. But, I was confused by the cakey brownies recipe. The ingredients do not indicate 1 tbsp of oil but in the instructions, number 5, you said to mix in the oil. So which one is true?

    And, is it okay to just add in oil for this cakey recipe? Will it add moisture to the brownies?
    And, I’m not a sweet-tooth, so I prefer making it less-sweet. If I decrease the amount of sugar in it, will it make any difference to the brownies texture?

    Thank you Jocelyn! :)

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