The festive season is a time for indulgent treats and celebrations with friends and family.  Chocolate is always a crowd pleaser and this brownie recipe while super simple is a great addition to any event.

The ingredients are basic and general store cupboard items and you can add twists to suit your occasion.



150g butter

3/4 cup of cocoa

11/4 cup caster sugar

3 eggs

1 tablespoon of vanilla essence

1/2 cup of plain flour

1/2 cup choc pieces (optional)

3/4 cup walnuts (optional)


Melt butter, sugar and cocoa in a saucepan over a mid to low heat. Place in a bowl and allow to cool slightly. Add vanilla and mix thoroughly, add eggs one at a time mixing quickly and thoroughly between each addition.  Once all ingredients are added, mix until smooth. Add walnuts and choc pieces and gently mix through. Pour mixture into square cake tin or small baking tray lined with baking paper. Place in the oven and bake at 160°C for 30 minutes until just cooked. Cool in the tray. To serve dust with icing sugar or cocoa and slice into pieces.


  • Top the brownie with chocolate ganache – combine 40ml cream and 125g dark chocolate melted in a double boiler, cool and pour over cooled brownie.
  • Add white and dark chocolate pieces to make a triple choc brownie (remove walnuts)
  • Exchange walnuts for macadamia nuts for an extravagant crunch

Check out another quick and easy chocolate recipe Ruby’s Rocky Road

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