How to Restore Overcooked Brownies

How to Restore Overcooked Brownies

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As a result, your brownies were undercooked. Don’t get all defensive now! We’re certain it wasn’t you. The recipe, the oven, and the timer were all to blame. Anything but YOU. Yet, in any case, you’re the one who has to solve them.

Don’t be concerned. These scrumptious fudgy sweets are simple to make. You may re-bake them on their tray, or just place them in a microwave-safe container and nuke them a few times.

My name is Angie. I’m a self-taught baker with over ten years of experience. I adore brownies and like making them. In this essay, I’ll show you how to save your undercooked brownies. There is no reason to be concerned.

Let’s start baking!

How to Tell If Brownies are Done?

By looking at the brownies, you can determine whether they are done. Your brownie’s top should be matte and broken. You may time your brownies according to the directions on the package.

You may also do the toothpick test by inserting a toothpick into the middle of your brownies and removing a smear of chocolate goo. You may also just check the interior temperature of your brownies. It’s done when the temperature reaches between 165 and 210 degrees Fahrenheit.

I’ve written more about this in another post; read it for more information.

How to Fix Undercooked Brownies

Undercooked brownies may be fixed in two easy ways: in the oven or in the microwave.

1. In the Oven

To repair overcooked brownies in the oven, just bake them again in the same baking pan. If it’s still too gooey when you take it from the pan, put it on a conventional baking sheet and warm it in a 350F oven.

The amount of time you bake them for depends on the condition of your brownies. If you know your brownies were underbaked by a few minutes, just re-bake them for that length of time. When in doubt, bake them in a preheated oven for three to five minutes, checking every three to five minutes.

2. In the Microwave

A microwave-safe dish is required for the microwave procedure. Unlike oven heat, which goes through the pan from the outside in, microwave heat travels from the inside out, making this a great method to rescue uncooked brownies without overcooking the edges.

Put the brownies in a microwave-safe dish or container, set your microwave to medium, and cook for 30 seconds at a time. Inspect after each cooking cycle to avoid burning your brownies.


Still have questions about why your brownies are undercooked and how to repair them? Find your solutions below.

Why are my brownies raw in the middle?

Heat normally reaches the pan’s edge more faster than it does the middle. As a result, your brownies may be cooked on the outside but undercooked in the inside.

If you followed the recipe precisely but your brownies are still fully raw in the centre, it might be because you used a pan that was too small, causing the brownie to thicken. The longer it takes to cook the brownie, the thicker it is.

Remember, it’s OK if your brownies are still somewhat gooey in the middle when they’re done.

Should brownies gooey in the middle?

This is entirely a matter of personal choice. To produce chewy and fudgy brownies, your brownies should be slightly undercooked and gooey in the centre. Gooey cakey brownies, on the other hand, should no longer exist.

How do you make brownies less gooey?

To make your brownies less gooey, heat them for a few minutes longer than suggested above. If your brownies are already baked but still too gooey for your liking, just chill them in the refrigerator. The low temperature will aid in the solidification of the chocolate and butter, making it less gooey.

Do brownies harden as they cool?

When they cool, brownies stiffen. This is because the oil and chocolate used in brownies are liquid while cooked but solidify when cooled.

How long should I let brownies cool?

Generally, you should wait at least 30 minutes before cutting or diving into your brownies. Remember that the time will vary depending on the size of your tray and the thickness of your brownies. It might take up to two hours to chill a bigger tray. As a general rule, only touch it with clean fingertips and wait for it to cool fully before cutting it.

Final Thoughts

Brownies, you see, are neither difficult to make nor difficult to mend. If your brownies are undercooked, just throw them in the oven or microwave for a few seconds, and you’ll have flawless brownies ready to go.

What is the best way to cure undercooked brownies? Have you ever had a brownie fail? Please share them with us in the comments section!

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What should I do if my brownies are undercooked?

To repair overcooked brownies in the oven, just bake them again in the same baking pan. If it’s still too gooey after you’ve taken it from the pan, lay it on a conventional baking sheet and warm it in a 350°F oven for a few minutes.

Can you put undercooked brownies back in the oven?

As soon as possible, get it repaired.

You may always return them to the oven for extra time. Lowering the oven temperature may enable the brownies to cook more evenly on the exterior and the interior.

Why are my brownies raw in the middle?

Lowering the oven temperature delays the cooking process on the exterior of the brownies while providing more heat to the interior. You may also choose to wrap the uncooked brownies with tin foil before returning them to the oven.

Is it okay to leave my brownie slightly undercooked so its gooey?

If your brownies are fudgy, they should still be solid. If you undercook your brownies, they will be exceedingly liquid and gooey. If your brownies are undercooked, you should continue baking them.

Can you Rebake undercooked cake?

Here’s what you can do with an underbaked cake:

If you discover that you underbaked your cake immediately after taking it out of the oven and it’s still hot, return it to the oven for at least another 10 to 15 minutes. Ensure to check for doneness before removing from the oven and let to cool.

Can I Rebake undercooked cake after it has cooled?

However, after a cake has cooled, it cannot be re-baked. The cake would have to be heated all the way through again, and the exterior would become too dry. Also, if the cake has sunk in the center due to underbaking, it will not rise again since the raising ingredients in the recipe have expired.

Do fudgy brownies look undercooked?

Chocolate Brownies

This indicates that it is overdone, dry, and crumbly. Instead, you want to see some brown crumbs on the toothpick. The crumbs should be moist but not soggy. If the toothpick comes out with wet, goopy batter stuck to it, the cake need longer baking time.

How do you fix crunchy brownies?

Like with the oven approach, a little heat is an excellent way to soften brownies. Wrap each brownie slice in a wet paper towel to keep it moist in the microwave. Put in the microwave for approximately 5 seconds on medium. Assess the softness of the brownies and repeat for 5 seconds if required.

How do you know when a brownie is cooked in the middle?

Remove cake-like brownies from the oven when they begin to pull away from the edges of the pan, or when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Bake fudgy brownies according to the recipe’s instructions.
Take them out at the end of the baking time for really moist brownies.
Jun 3, 2017

Why did my brownies come out gummy?

Making Use of a Glass Baking Dish

The thick glass makes baking your brownies more difficult, which might result in gummy and unevenly cooked brownies. A dark pan, on the other hand, absorbs heat more quickly and may cause the opposite issue. To prevent problems, use a light-colored metal pan.

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