- 100 g (3,5 oz) dark/bittersweet chocolate 50% cocoa
- 110 g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
- 120 g (1/2 cup) caster sugar or granulated white sugar
- 70 g (1/3 cup) dark brown Muscovado sugar or granulated white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
- 1/2 tsp instant coffee powder
- 110 g (1/2 cup) cream cheese, room temperature or unsweetened plain yogurt or Greek yogurt
- 90 g (3/4 cup) all purpose flour
- 25 g (1/4 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 g 1 tsp baking powder
- 100 g (3,5 oz) dark/bittersweet chocolate chopped in large chunks
- Chop 100 g of dark chocolate.
- In a heatproof large bowl, put chopped chocolate, butter and place over bain marie to slightly melt. You can also use a microwave.
- Add dark brown sugar, caster sugar, salt, coffee powder and mix until combined.
- Add cream cheese, vanilla paste and mix just until combined.
- Add sifted flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and gently fold with a spatula until well combined.
- Incorporate 70 g of chopped dark chocolate.
- Transfer the batter into a 20x20cm-8x8inch baking pan lined with parchment paper.
- Place 30 g of chopped dark chocolate on top.
- Bake in a preheated fan oven at 180°C-350°F for 30 minutes. If you don't have a fan oven, you will maybe bake the brownies for about 5-10 minutes more.
- Slightly cool down in the pan for about 10 minutes.
- Transfer the brownie, using the parchment paper, on a wire rack and slightly cool down before slice it.
- Cut in 9 pieces.
My eggless brownies recipe features dark chocolate but you can add more magic touches like white chocolate, chopped pecan nuts and many more! It’s up to you!
You can use a hot knife to have a perfect sharp cut. You can keep it in hot water or directly on the stove top to heat it up. Remember to clean it before any new cut.
You can substitute the Muscovado dark sugar with normal white caster sugar but the brownies texture will be less chewy.
Brownies are perfecly baked when the top looks a bit dry, but the center (that you can check with a toothpick) is humid and not completely dry. A toothpick comes out humid with moist crumbs; if it comes out perfeclty clean, maybe you overbake your brownies!
These eggless brownies are awesome served warm with some ice cream on top. The hot and cold contrast will be just perfect.