Most of the brownies I make are fudge-like, but KitchenAid Mixer brownies are different. They are neither fudge-y nor cakey, but rather dense and very chewy brownies.
Old Recipe From the Manual
As you might guess from the name, the recipe is from the KitchenAid mixer manual. When I first saw it I thought it was one of my favorite kind of brownie recipes — the kind that has you whip the eggs to ribbon stage and mix with melted chocolate (like the Julia Child Brownies). Those types of brownies are always really light textured and rich tasting. But this is not that kind of brownie recipe at all. It’s more of a chewy brownie recipe showcasing the versatility of KitchenAid’s mixing speeds. People on Food.com gave it the highest ratings, and one person said it was her secret recipe, so I couldn’t resist trying it even though it wasn’t my “usual style”.
Despite being different than expected, these were good. They had really crispy edges (which my family likes) and were stackable and easy to wrap, which are always positive attributes for bake sale treats. Keep an eye on the bake time. The original recipe calls for a 45 minute bake time, but my brownies were done in 30 minutes.
If you make the KitchenAid Mixer Brownies, let me know what you think.
KitchenAid Mixer Brownies
- 8 oz/2 sticks salted butter divided use
- 4 oz/114 grams unsweetened chocolate best quality, chopped
- 2 cups sugar 14 oz/390 grams weight
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour 4.5 oz/126 grams
- 1/2 teaspoon salt increase to 1 if using unsalted butter
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 inch pan with nonstick foil.
- Melt 1 stick (4 oz) of the butter and chocolate in small saucepan over low heat or in the top of a double boiler; set aside to cool.
- Place remaining (4 oz) stick of butter, sugar and vanilla in mixer bowl.
- Using the the flat blade, beat on mixer speed 2 for about 30 seconds. Scrape side of bowl and increase speed to 6 and beat for 2 minutes. If the butter was still pretty cold, you might want to mix for another 2 minutes.
- Decrease to mixer speed 4 and add eggs, one at a time, beating for 15 seconds after each egg, scraping bowl often.
- Add cooled chocolate mixture and mix on Speed 2 for 30 seconds.
- Stop and scrape bowl, then add salt and flour and stir on a low speed until blended. Stir in nuts, then pour into the pan an bake for 30 minutes (not 45, which is what the book says).
- Let cool completely, then remove from the pan and cut into squares.
Linda, thanks for the feedback! I overbaked them the first time and need to start making them again with a 30 minute bake time.
These Brownies are amazing, just made them and tried them, excellent recipe, cooked in 30 mins also
Thanks Katrina! I was going to make them again today but ended up making The Farm at Beverly Hills brownies.
Are you going to pull them from the oven at 35 minutes?
That sounds like my favorite kind–chewy. I need to find one that packages and stacks well to give away. I will make them. I will report back when I do!
Sue, I checked around and all the versions of this recipe say 45 minutes. I too thought that seemed like a long time, but went with it anyway. The brownies don’t seem burnt, but the edges sure are crusty.
So I’m confused, too. They’re not bad, just crusty and chewy.
Interestingly, the famous Baker’s One Bowl Brownie recipe is similar to this but with 1/4 cup less butter and the directions say to bake for 30-35 minutes.
And then you’ve got the old famous Lowney’s Brownies recipe which is similar to this one but with slightly more egg and is baked in a smaller pan for 25 minutes.
So thinking about all that, the 45 minutes does seem extra long. If anyone knows this recipe and loves it and has cut the bake time, chime in!
I got out my Kitchenaid Mixer recipe book and apparently I made these and liked them on July 21, 2008. I labeled them “good!”. I did note to shorten the baking time.I wonder if the texture confused me?