Brownies made from an AI bot ~ this artificial intelligence generated recipe for brownies turned out just the way I love them!
AI recipe for brownies
Where did you get your brownie recipes? Maybe it’s your grandma’s, or maybe you rely on your go-to chef (Chrissy? Nigella?) There’s the Joy of Cooking, a gallery of Google pics, or you can type ‘brownies‘ into the search bar of your favorite recipe blog 🙂
Guess where I got mine ~ from a bot! It’s a brave new world, and I’m testing out my AI generated recipe today. I’m also kind of hangry, so let’s get baking!
ingredients you’ll need for this AI recipe for brownies
The cast of characters is completely familiar, and like most brownies this recipe was super easy to whip up.
- cocoa powder
- chocolate chips
- baking powder and salt
how is an AI recipe for brownies generated?
Brownies are actually a good test of early AI recipe creation capabilities because the ingredients are limited and the proportions are generally similar. An AI recipe generator works by using machine learning algorithms to analyze and learn from a large database of existing recipes. The algorithms identify patterns and relationships between ingredients, cooking methods, and recipe outcomes to generate new recipes based on a set of inputs such as ingredients, dietary restrictions, or particular cuisine.
In this case I simply typed in “recipe for brownies” to an open source AI writer. I could refresh as many times as I liked for a new recipe, but for this experiment I went with the first one to come up. Hopefully it doesn’t just spit out a random combination of ingredients, but rather a ‘thoughtfully considered’ new recipe for me to test.
the AI recipe for brownies as copied and pasted from an AI bot
• 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 2 eggs
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 1/2 cup cocoa powder
• 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
3. In a large bowl, melt butter in the microwave.
4. Add sugar and whisk until combined.
5. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking after each addition.
6. Stir in vanilla extract.
7. Gradually add the flour mixture and stir until combined.
8. Stir in cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
9. Spread batter into the prepared pan.
10. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
11. Let cool before slicing. Enjoy!
conclusion: was my AI brownie recipe good?
Yes! My brownies came out with a nice, shiny, slightly crackly surface, just the way I like them. They have a pronounced chocolatey aroma. They have a fudgy rather than cakey) consistency, and a tendency to fall apart when I tried to remove a warm slice. But that’s also the way I like my brownies 🙂 They have good chocolate flavor and, like most homemade brownies, they taste way better than anything from a box. Not sure what more I could ask for, so my AI recipe gets a thumbs up. I would make these brownies again!
But would I turn to AI recipes in the future? Probably not. I could have had beginner’s luck, and one important flaw is that an AI generated recipe is not tested (or tasted!) so you bake at your own risk. That can be a lot of fun, but you wouldn’t want to rely on it for anything important.
I’ll stick with my own recipe generating skills for the time being 🙂 But hey ~ at least I’ve got a brand new brownie recipe to add to my collection!
some human-tested brownie recipes
- Fabulously Fudgy One Bowl Brownies!
- Triple Lemon Brownies
- Moist Zucchini Brownies
- Easter Brownies
- Moist Apple Brownies
- Will You Marry Me Brownies
- Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies
AI Recipe for Brownies
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175 degrees C.) Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
- In a large bowl, melt butter in the microwave.
- Add sugar and whisk until combined.
- Add eggs, one at a time, whisking after each addition.
- Stir in vanilla extract.
- Gradually add the flour mixture and stir until combined.
- Stir in the cocoa powder and chocolate chips.*
- Spread batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.*
- Let cool in the pan at least 10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!
- I would not fold in the cocoa powder in step 8 ~ I would whisk the cocoa powder with the flour in step 2.
- The toothpick test is not especially accurate for brownies and risks overbaking.
- These brownies are very much on the fudgy side, if you like them a bit less moist, add 1/4 cup extra flour.
more resources if you want to dig deeper into the potential for AI recipes
Questions and Reviews
This is my basic old recipe I’ve been using for years! Love it.
Haha, I wondered if someone would say that, it was sort of inevitable 🙂
This is downright sci-fi scary to think a computer can now generate recipes. I think I’ll stick with yours , mine and my family favorites for the time being.
I am very interested in trying this recipe! I don’t mind that they fall apart. It’s all about the taste for me. AI is now doing something I’m interested in! LOL
And they only fell apart when I tried to taste them piping hot, which was my bad.
Haha I tried something similar with butterscotch cookies and they were good! So I knew these brownies would be too!
Ahhh, what a world we live in! These DO look absolutely delicious, however.
Ok, you’ve got me curious now!
Drooling over this brownie recipe. Thanks alot for sharing
It’s always fun to experiment and try new recipes, but I’m going to stick to the recipes that have been tested by someone with a pulse.
What is this bot stuff?
Beginner’s luck? Maybe. But it’s a simple, straightforward recipe, especially if taking your suggestion about just whisking the cocoa and flour together instead.
Now. If we can actually develop a bot to actually bake them for us…?
Guess I’ll just have to waddle to the kitchen and make them myself, seeing as I have all the ingredients on hand. Brownies for breakfast, anyone?
Thanks for the recipe, and have a blessed day!
Lol, we need the robot maid from the Jetsons!