More Tips for Ultimate Fudginess

Chocolate chip muffins baking in an oven

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So on my birthday, I had to bake cake. Yes, it was sad. 😛

Okay, not really because I love baking, and who better to cater to my needs than myself? Rest of my family only specialize in Rock Cake. The kind you would find at Hagrids.

So I baked, but I didnt have an oven, so I baked on the stove — and it was a very tricky, nerve-racking-y experience, let me tell you that. BUT, against all odds, it came out PERFECT. The perfect cake I had been trying to make for soooo long, on my birthday! Can you beleive it? XD I was — at first — really sad because the heat closed off multiple times and it didnt bake properly in the middle and the ‘knife wasnt coming out clean’. In the end I just put it to the side and baked another cake. This one met the knife standards, but wasnt half as melt-in-your-mouth-amazing as was the first one. So, I discovered the secret to fudgy, chewy amazingness — take it off the heat before the knife comes out clean. Dont go and do something stupid like taking it off the heat when its obviously not cooked. But take it off when the sides are peeling away and look done, and the middle is semi-done-ish. :3 Hope that was helpful and not confusing. 😀

So, anyway.

How do I make moist homemade brownies? I have tried several made from scratch brownie recipes but they always turn out dry and cake like. Do you have any suggestions?

A couple of suggestions (credit to

  • Sometimes you can get a less cake like brownie by using one less egg. Also, you’re not supposed to wait for the toothpick or knife to come out clean. It needs to look like it still needs to cook a little.
  • Try taking the brownies out of the oven about five minutes earlier then the recipe suggests, as they do continue to cook, and dry out, after removed from the oven.
  • The secret I have for baking is putting in a couple tblspns of olive oil into the mixture. It keeps everything nice and moist. Also, do not over cook obviously. Try this and you will be pleasantly surprised!
  • Brownies are Done when they start pulling away from the pan and look wet just in the middle. TAKE THEM OUT OF THE OVEN! It takes a while to get used to cooking brownies–like someone else said, the usual toothpick/knife test doesn’t work. If the toothpick/knife comes out clean, its too late–they are overcooked.


Hope that helped. 🙂 Cheers.


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Posted on July 22, 2011, in Baking and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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