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

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Comments

  1. 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. Ahhh Chewy brownies are my fav too!!! These look wonderful!!!!!!!!! Heading over to the Everygirl website for the recipe! :)

  3. Oh, now these look so irresistible, Jocelyn. Just the way I like ‘em – soft and fluffy, with a little fudginess. Perfect brownies!

  4. I am a chewy brownie girl but I will not object trying those cakey ones too!!

  5. I’m chewy… but you are right its good to know how to do cakey when you meet those that love their brownies that way!

  6. ooooh TWO brownies! lucky us!

  7. How interesting! I never thought about this distinction, but I think this makes a great excuse to make two batches to compare. For science! :)

  8. 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!

  9. I love both types of brownie- this article is brilliant learning the science behind this! :)

  10. I am definitely a chewy brownie fan, but love that you can adapt one recipe for either!

  11. Chewy! You had a guest post on The Every Girl? OH MY! Congrats

  12. Just as you did your comparison with the CCC, this too is a great post! PS: always chewy ;-)

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