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How to make chewy brownies from scratch

However you like your brownies, super fudgey, soft and chewy or with an ultra crispy top, any sweet tooth can agree that this treat is high on the all-time favourite list. Warm your brownie slightly, serve with ice cream and you have one of the best and most classic combinations of flavour and texture there is.

Making brownies from scratch is the only way to do them. And once you have our must know tips and tricks you won’t do brownies any other way.

Perfect for pleasing all brownie lovers, this KitchenAid brownie recipe produces a result that has a slightly crisp top with a chewy, semi soft middle that is perfectly in between.

Before you create this wonderful recipe – here are our top tips and frequently asked questions about getting brownies right – every time!

What’s the right pan to use for making brownies

Put simply, the right pan for brownies, is the one specified in the recipe. It’s important that you don’t use a tin that is larger then specified as you will end up with overcooked, cookie like brownies!

By the same token you also don’t want to use a pan too small as your brownies will be undercooked on the inside and overcooked on the top.

We recommend using baking paper in the pan when making brownies from scratch. Not only will it save a messy cleanup, but it makes taking your brownies out of the pan, a breeze.

Why you should use good quality chocolate for brownies

Ever had a chocolate cake that is sans chocolate and only uses cocoa powder? Well you would know that it isn’t exactly chocolate-y. In order to get that rich desired taste, use good quality chocolate.

Dark is preferred for its richness in brownies. And when it is combined with sugar in the recipe it becomes sweeter, so for those who are unsure about dark chocolate, this is the perfect recipe to change your mind.

Make brownies from scratch with this incredible recipe by KitchenAid as seen in the 2016 Dessert Lovers Foodbook

Chocolate Brownies with Raspberry Sauce – Kitchen Aid

This recipe uses the KitchenAid® Cook Processor – an all in one appliance that can boil, fry, steam, stew, knead, chop, mince, puree, mix and stir, all at the touch of a button. Find out more about the KitchenAid® Cook Processor.

Why you need to “undercook” brownies?

Okay, so we don’t actually mean that you should take your brownies out when they are still runny but the old tooth pick baking rule doesn’t apply here. Instead of aiming for your toothpick to come out clean, you actually want the centre of the mixture to be slightly wet when you take your brownies out of the oven.

The brownies will firm up in the cooling process, thus leaving a great soft centre.

How long does it take for brownies to cool down?

We would recommend leaving the brownies in the pan for at least 15 minutes before serving. Then simply lift the parchment paper out of the pan, cut into squares and serve with the incredible raspberry sauce in the recipe.

Get your copy of the Dessert Lovers Foodbook 2016 for amazing sweet recipe ideas

See more incredible dessert recipes from KitchenAid in our 2016 Dessert Lovers Foodbook. Get a free copy of the e-book or get a copy to view on your iPhone or iPad.

*DISCLAIMER: KitchenAid is a contributing recipe Partner at This feature includes a mix of content sourced from KitchenAid and our own opinions. Find out more about the KitchenAid Cook Processor.

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