A last minute decision on Valentines Day to make something sweet (after my failed cake) resulted in me stumbling across this recipe. No chocolate means you can usually make them with what’s in your cupboard and they’re super quick! The texture is a bit like a pre-mix boxed brownie, which is still really good.
No Chocolate Fudgy Brownie – adapted from Inspired Taste
- 145g butter
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup flour
Preheat oven to 160C and line a 20cm square pan with baking paper
Combine butter, sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until butter is melted. Mix until combined. It will look greasy and gritty – don’t worry!
Set aside to cool for a few minutes, then add eggs and beat until glossy and incorporated.
Add flour and mix until fully combined. At this point, you could add nuts or chocolate chips if you so desire (about 2/3 cup)
Pour into your pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20-25mins – the edges will be feeling firm but still fairly soft in the middle. A toothpick will come out moist but not with wet batter.
Allow to cool then cut into sqaures. Dust with icing sugar if desired or serve as it! (For Valentine’s Day, I cut out hearts using tinfoil, dusted icing sugar over top then removed the foil). Makes 16 squares.