I had a bar of dark chocolate that needed using (I’m not a fan so wouldn’t eat it on its own!) so I decided to make chocolate brownies. These little brownie cake bites are super rich, quite cake-y and go lovely with a cup of coffee.
They are so easy to make and only use one bowl so are light on the washing up too (if you have seen my other recipes you’ll know I am lazy and a big fan of one bowl baking!).
- 90g plain flour
- 20g cocoa powder
- 150g icing sugar, plus a bit extra for dusting
- 150g dark chocolate (minimum of 70% cocoa solids)
- 90g butter, plus a little extra for greasing
- 40g golden syrup
- 2 large eggs
- A few drops vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180* (fan 170*)
- Break the chocolate into small pieces and add to a bowl with the golden syrup and the butter.
- Microwave in short bursts until the mix is all melted and well combined (alternatively you can melt this in a saucepan on the hob).
- Add all the dry ingredients to the mix, along with the eggs and a few drops of vanilla extract.
- Mix everything together really well until the mix is smooth and completely combined.
- Pour the mix into a greased baking tin approx 20x20x3cm (I had to use two little tins as I didn’t have a correct size tin and didnt want the brownies to be too thin). You want your brownie mix to be about 1 inch thick in the tin.
- Bake in the centre of the oven for 20-25 minutes. After 20 mins poke a skewer through the brownies – if it comes out wet they need a few minutes longer. You want just a few moist crumbs clinging to the skewer for the brownies to be done.
- When cooked, remove the brownies and allow them to cool.
- Cut the brownies into squares (they are very rich so small squares work well).
- Sift over a sprinkling of icing sugar and serve!