I've found that a lot of these reviews, while well-intentioned, aren't exactly as specific as I would have liked, so let me get down to the nitty gritty here. First, these are neither strictly cakey, nor strictly fudgy, though they lean much more to the fudgy side because of their small crumb, and have an intense richness that also contributes to the mouth and brain interpreting them as fudgy. Chewiness seems to generally fall somewhere in between the other two categories, but in this instance, that is not the case. These aren't the slightest bit chewy. If that's what you're looking for (which I was...), look elsewhere.
To give you a better idea of how I went about constructing them to get the fudgier texture, I melted the butter in the microwave, then in the same bowl, stirred all the ingredients together by hand using a spatula. I was careful not to overmix, and stopped when everything just began coming together. To ensure they weren't overbaked, I took them out at 25 minutes and tested them with a skewer. If you don't beat the heck out of these, what you'll end up with is something that's quite light (this is where I assume people are coming up with the "cakey" designation), with a small crumb, and a fudgy, rich taste. Overall, the taste is quite good, but they weren't what I was looking for, so the search continues!
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Oct. 1, 2011