The perfect fudgy brownie recipe for chocolate lovers (VIDEO)

Mar 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET
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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.

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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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