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Wonderful Fudgy, Chewy, Cakey Brownies

One of my favorite treats are these brownies, they have crunchy edges with a rich fudgy chocolate middle and lots and lots of nuts.   The original recipe is from “The Perfect Recipe” by Pam Anderson.  I have changed a couple things to make them even more perfect to me.


Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 325°F.  Whisk flour, salt and baking powder in a small bowl; set aside.

2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Melt chocolates and butter in a medium bowl over a pan of simmering water or in microwave.

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
10 tablespoons (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter


I love the crunchy edge on brownies.  The original recipe has you bake the brownies in a 9″ x 9″ pan.  One time I baked the brownies in the large muffin tins and loved having all the extra crunchy edges.   Grease a large muffin tin with butter and then dust with flour.


Remove from heat; whisk in sugar and vanilla. Whisk in eggs, one at a time, fully incorporating each one before adding the next. Continue to whisk until mixture is completely smooth and glossy.

1 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs


Add dry ingredients; whisk until just incorporated.


Stir in nuts, if desired.
3/4 cup toasted walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts or peanuts (optional, I use walnuts and double the amount or 1 1/2 cups nuts)


Pour batter into prepared pan; bake until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into center comes out with wet crumbs, 35 to 45 minutes.



Cool brownies in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.  Go around edge of each muffin with knife and turn out of wire rack.  Completely cool brownies on rack, at least 3 hours. Cut into desired size and serve. If not serving immediately, do not cut brownies. (Whole brownie cake can be wrapped in plastic wrap, then foil, and refrigerated for up to 5 days.)



I hope you will enjoy these as much as I do.  The cookbook also has a Strawberry Cream Cheese Brownies that is delicious.

Happy Baking,


Printable Brownie Recipe (PDF)


5 thoughts on “Wonderful Fudgy, Chewy, Cakey Brownies

  1. These are beautiful brownies! They look scrumptious!

    1. Thank you Beth, I have tried many recipes, and these are my favorite. They are very easy to whip up.

    2. Wish you were close enough that I could give you one!

  2. Wow! Looks awesome…would be a nice addition to my peanut butter on wheat sandwich lunch today!

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