I baked these for my birthday last week. Many people asked me why I wasn't baking my own birthday cake for my party. It's hard to bake a cake for 40 people in a microwave-oven, like the one I had. But obviously, that didn't stop me from baking for myself on my birthday! If I couldn't bake a huge birthday cake, I'd just have to bake brownies for myself and the family :) I haven't baked brownies in a LONG time, so this was perfect! These brownies are very dense and fudgey, with a thin crackly crust on top - Just the way I love them! I hope you enjoy these brownies as much as I did!