Fudgy Brownies vs Cakey Brownies

Martha Stewart’s Alternate Recipes

Can I just ask – does ANYONE really prefer a cakey brownie to a fudgy brownie? Really?


FUDGY BROWNIES

INGREDIENTS

1 stick unsalted butter, cut into large pieces
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, sifted

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang on all sides. Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat, and whisk in sugar. Whisk in eggs, one at a time, until combined. Whisk in cocoa and salt. Fold in flour until combined.
Pour batter into pan. Bake until set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool slightly in pan, about 15 minutes. Lift brownies from pan using parchment. Remove parchment and transfer to a wire rack. Let cool completely. Cut into 9 squares.


CAKEY BROWNIES

INGREDIENTS

1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into large pieces
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang on all sides. Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat, and whisk in sugar. Whisk in eggs, one at a time, until combined. Whisk in cocoa and salt. Fold in flour and baking powder until combined.
Pour batter into pan. Bake until set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs, about 30 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack about 15 minutes. Lift brownies from pan using parchment. Remove parchment, and transfer to a wire rack. Let cool completely. Cut into 9 squares.


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