“Fat Witch Bakery” Cakey Brownies

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A long weekend literally means a sluggish mind. I am not joking! Instead of feeling refreshed, I feel totally tired. I wanted to relax the maximum but the three day break started with scrubbing the kitchen from top to bottom – not a good start, isn’t it? 😉 It took me around five hours to finish off the whole thing, thankfully the day was not so hot otherwise I wouldn’t have managed. After finishing it off, all I did was slouch on the couch till I slept off. On Friday, we had a long awaited family gathering, so I made a good enough batch of chicken cutlets. We had a nice time, especially renewing long forgotten relationships and getting to know people who I have never met before or have a fleeting remembrance. In this busy world life of today, everybody has a hard time keeping in touch with even their close family. The Prophet (PBUH) has said, “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him maintain the bonds of kinship.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari) It was a good start, with some lovely conversations and even more amazing food and we are hoping to have meet-ups this way at least once a year, InShaAllah… 🙂 Yesterday, I had a little meeting with a school mate who is leaving for home for a year, and as expected, the kids bond so well and were off to playing without even bothering to disturb us in between our talks. So you can see, I did have a hectic weekend but I am happy, even though a lot of matters at the housefront stayed as is – read laundry, cleaning, etc. 😉


Moving on to the recipe for today, a few months ago, I gifted myself a lovely book called “Fat Witch Brownies“. Fat Witch happens to be a bakeshop in New York, that specializes in brownies, blondies and bars. This book has some amazing recipes that I was so tempted to try but as you can expect from American goodies, the amount of butter and sugar are quite high. Of course, what do I expect from decadent treats? 😉 After skimming through the book several times and drooling over the recipes, I finally decided to try these cakey brownies – the reason is obvious: limited butter! Hehe… The name simply justified these brownies – they weren’t fudgy or moist but they were more cake like, as you can see from the texture, but didn’t look like a cake at all! The kids found these amazing with a cup of milk and they loved this more than most of the brownies I have made, because they normally don’t prefer fudgy ones like I do… Hopefully I will be baking more from this book, thanks to a very good experience to start with… 🙂


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Linking this post to Priya’s Kid’s Delight event, with the theme “Brunch Ideas for Kids”, event by Srivalli



"Fat Witch Bakery" Cakey Brownies

Course Brownies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Author Rafeeda


  • 80 gms butter
  • 4 ounces semi-sweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup full fat milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease and flour an 8x8 inch brownie pan and set aside.
  • Melt the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan. Allow to cool.
  • Cream the eggs and sugar together. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  • Add the cooled chocolate mixture and mix untill well blended.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt diretly into the wet ingredients.
  • Fold in the batter till well combined.
  • Spread the batter into the pan and bake for around 30 minutes till a toothpick inserted comes out with crumbs.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a rack for 1 hour. Cut before serving.

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  1. Thumbs up Sweets. This recipe is definitely low in butter.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Tuma…

  2. Fudgy or cakey…I just love brownies! This looks very tempting!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… same here too! Thanks a lot Angie…

  3. babitha says:

    good one

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Babi…

  4. Brownies doesnt matter how it turns out it always is a crowd pleaser

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      So true Nammi… thanks a lot dear…

  5. Great brownies! Happy Mothers Day Rafeeda

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot…

  6. Chocolaty goodness, looks so yummy .

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

  7. looking yumm dear …its been a long time since I have prepared anything special for my kids 🙂

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Ruxana… 🙂

  8. lovely sweet ..yumm

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Marudhu…

  9. Brownies are our family fav!looking so nice!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Shazia…

  10. That was a very productive weekend! 😛 The brownie looks just like its name.. and I am sure a treat with a cup of milk. Skimming through the list of ingredients, I must say that in my house that would be “Serves 2”! 😀 LOL

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… don’t eat too much brownies! 😛 Thanks a lot Fami…

  11. We have started hating or rather scared off long weekends now…everytime long weekend comes lil one falls ill… oh you are so lucky to have so many relatives living close to each other that you can atleast get to see them once in a while….The brownies look amazing with so less butter in it…good one

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Oh… take care of little one! It can be very nerve wrecking at times… We do have a lot of relatives but then nobody has the time to meet up, because the business of life just sucks in… Thank you so much Anupa…

  12. Hi Raf,

    I wish that I can sink my teeth into these heavenly brownies too 😀


    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Zoe… 🙂

  13. Looks really good rafee, love that fat perfect square!!! Thanks for sending it to Kids delight

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya…

  14. Bonjour, ces “brownies” me tentent bien. Je viens de découvrir ton blog en faisant une recherche justement sur cette fameuse pâtisserie dont je voulais faire une de leur recette. Ces petits gâteaux me tentent bien car ne contiennent pas trop de beurre. Pourrais tu me donner la taille du moule que tu as utilisé ? Merci beaucoup.

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