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The perfect fudgy brownie recipe for chocolate lovers (VIDEO)

Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...

Learn how to make the best fudgy (or cakey) brownies every time

There are two types of people in this world: those who like fudgy brownies, and those who like cakey brownies. My heart lies with the chewy, fudgy, crackled-top version, but let's be honest... I wouldn't turn down a brownie if it was dry, tasteless and nine days old.

Learn how to make the best fudgy (or cakey) brownies every time

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Being a non-baker, I never really stopped to think that getting the perfect texture actually has to do with what ingredients you use. My brownies have whatever texture Betty Crocker thinks they should have.

 

But there's actual science involved. (Which is why I don't bake from scratch much.)

Although the ingredients are basically the same for both kinds of brownies, the ratios are different. Play with the amounts of flour, butter and chocolate, and ta-da! You just changed from fudgy to cakey brownies. Watch the video to get both decadent recipes, and decide for yourself which is better.

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