I prefer cakey brownies to fudgy brownies. I’ve done Facebook polls and I know that makes me as rare as a unicorn. And, I suppose it’s why I’ve never shared my favorite brownie recipe on Cupcake Project.
This cakey brownie recipe is the one that I’ve eaten my whole life. I find its light crumby texture perfect and I don’t mind that it demands an accompanying glass of cool milk.
My cakey brownies don’t have a caramel or chocolate sauce drizzle and they don’t have any surprise flavors or bonus ingredients. I fought the urge to give them some flare for this post. I wanted to show you exactly how I serve them.
Also, I’m not sure if you can tell, but in another unpopular move for today’s times, I cut my cakey brownies super small. This means that I get to have seconds (and thirds).
Why do I love cakey brownies so much? Well, they are my mom’s brownies! She’s the one who taught me about dessert in moderation. From her I learned that a dessert doesn’t need to be over-the-top to be amazing – it can be simply made from scratch with basic ingredients.
When I visit my mom, she’s always surprised that I still like her baking now that I bake so much for my career. In truth, though, my mom’s desserts will always be the best desserts. They are the ones that taste like home. While they aren’t over-the-top, her love for me is, and I can taste it in every bite.
Love you so much, mom. Happy Mother’s Day!
Super easy one bowl cakey brownies!
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts optional - I don't typically use them.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer (or in the bowl of a stand mixer) for three minutes.
Transfer batter to a greased 8" square baking dish.
Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean.
Cool to room temperature and slice into 36 mini brownies.
Oh… fine, if you really want a fudgey brownie recipe, I strongly suggest the book Extreme Brownies. I made the brownies from this book one time and everyone went crazy for them.