Dark Chocolate Brownies

My recipe for dark chocolate brownies has been perfected after many fails. The first time I made brownies, they turned out fluffy & cake-like. I’ve tried different quantities of chocolate & ingredients to develop this most delicious, fudgy recipe. This is one of those recipes where everything has to be exact to work. Follow my tips & your brownies will turn out gorgeous.


200g Dark Cooking Chocolate – go for a nice quality chocolate, it makes a huge difference.

50g Cadbury’s Milk Chocolate

100g Unsalted Butter, very soft

250g Caster Sugar

4 Large Eggs

60g Plain Flour

60g Cocoa Powder

1/2 pinch of salt

9″ x 9 ” Tin lined with baking paper.

Method for Making Dark Chocolate Brownies:

1.  Heat fan oven to 180c.

2.  Get your ingredients ready to roll:

a.  Place the butter & sugar in a mixing bowl (blue bowl below).

b.  Melt the dark & milk chocolate, I use the microwave.

c.  Have your eggs handy.

d.  Sift the flour, cocoa & salt into a bowl & mix them together (glass bowl below).

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3.  Beat the sugar & butter until it’s fluffy.

4.  Add the eggs, one at a time & beat well after each.

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5.  Spoon the melted chocolate into the egg / sugar / butter mix & mix thoroughly. I use a mixer up to & including this step.

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6.  Gently stir in the flour / cocoa / salt mix by hand. Combine it well but don’t over stir it.

7.  Spoon the mix into the tin & spread it out evenly.

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8.  Cook for 25 minutes.  Check the brownies with a cocktail stick, the stick should come out a bit chocolatey but not too wet.

9.  Cool in the tin for an hour, then remove the brownies to a cooling rack Wait for them to fully cool, then cut & enjoy!

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The brownies store well in an airtight container for up to 3 days (if they aren’t devoured before that).

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Santa enjoyed the yummy brownie we left out for him, you can see his plate here. Have you made dark chocolate brownies before? x

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