Christmas gingerbread chocolate brownie recipe

11 Dec


Gingerbread brownie with chocolate sauceThis gingerbread chocolate brownie recipe is perfect for people who love their chocolate but still want a festive dessert.

This is a short post as I am about to run out the door but I really wanted to share this recipe with you, as it is easy to throw together but so lush and moist.

I tweaked a recipe from delicious by reducing the amount of eggs and halving (!) the sugar.


250g unsalted butter, chopped

300g dark chocolate, chopped

3 eggs, whisked lightly

ΒΎ cup cups brown sugar

1 1/3 cups plain flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/3 cup cocoa, sifted

Gingerbread brownie and chocolate sauce


Preheat the oven to 170C. Grease and line a 20cm square cake pan.

Place butter and 200g of the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water – stir until smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

Add eggs, one at a time, to the melted chocolate, and use a silver spoon to beat well.

Stir in the sugar, flour, baking powder, spices and cocoa.

Scrape into pan and bake for 21-25 minutes or until just set – you want them moist in the middle. Cool in the pan, then turn out and cut into squares.

While they are cooling melt the remaining 100g chocolate and allow to cool slightly, then drizzle over the brownies to serve.

gingerbread chocolate brownie


29 Responses to “Christmas gingerbread chocolate brownie recipe”

  1. C December 11, 2015 at 4:41 am #

    YUM! Looks delicious πŸ™‚

  2. Freda @ Aromatic essence December 11, 2015 at 6:05 am #

    Wow! that looks so tempting !!

  3. Fourth Generation Farmgirl December 11, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

    What a decadent looking dessert–yum! πŸ™‚

    • The Hungry Mum December 16, 2015 at 11:01 pm #

      Why, thank you. Can never have too much chocolate at Christmas πŸ˜‰

  4. Heather @ Sweet Precision December 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    I definitely fall into the category of someone who loves chocolate! I like the festive gingerbread twist for the holidays πŸ™‚

    • The Hungry Mum December 15, 2015 at 4:21 am #

      You just can’t go wrong with a chocolate/festive dessert combo πŸ™‚

    • The Hungry Mum December 16, 2015 at 11:02 pm #

      Ta Heather – this is a perfect festive treat for you πŸ™‚

  5. jessguarnieri December 11, 2015 at 4:37 pm #

    Wow, this looks awesome!!

  6. Anita Kushwaha December 11, 2015 at 10:50 pm #

    Delicious! πŸ™‚

  7. Stephanie Leduc December 12, 2015 at 1:08 am #

    Love this!! The icing looks so melty and decadent πŸ™‚ Awesome that you could sub half the sugar and still have a tasty result!

    • The Hungry Mum December 12, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

      Mmmm, gooey… I find most recipes have waaaaay too much sugar and I can easily reduce it – and I’m not even one of those healthy, sugar-free, paleo types!

  8. Antonia December 12, 2015 at 2:06 am #

    Gingerbread brownies! This is the perfect holiday brownie. Love this πŸ™‚

  9. Ivette December 12, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

    Ooooh yuuuummy!

  10. Sangeeta Pradhan RD, CDE December 12, 2015 at 7:25 pm #

    Looks finger licking good:))

  11. Lisa @ cheergerm December 12, 2015 at 8:33 pm #

    Anything gingerbread is up my alley, nice work on halving the sugar too Mrs H.

    • The Hungry Mum December 12, 2015 at 10:33 pm #

      Thanks Lisa! I made another batch of these delish brownies yesterday, they are THAT good!

  12. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella December 13, 2015 at 9:24 am #

    I’ve got gingerbread on the brain too! πŸ˜€

    • The Hungry Mum December 14, 2015 at 10:01 am #

      I just love baking it! We had a gingerbread house yesterday at our early fam Xmas do πŸ˜‰

  13. hotlyspiced December 13, 2015 at 7:16 pm #

    You have some beautiful spices in this brownie. Very festive! I do love the combination of ginger and chocolate xx

    • The Hungry Mum December 14, 2015 at 6:57 am #

      Thanks! I love a spicy baking recipe, plus the smell when it bakes is amazing πŸ™‚

  14. FrugalHausfrau December 14, 2015 at 8:10 am #

    Gorgeous picture!! And those brownies look pretty darn good, too! πŸ™‚

  15. SweetRevelations December 15, 2015 at 1:30 am #

    This looks sooooo good!

  16. Sophie33 December 15, 2015 at 7:46 am #

    these looked utterly delicious & that is why I made them! they were just wonderful in the mouth! Brownie overload! xxx

    • The Hungry Mum December 15, 2015 at 11:49 am #

      Awww, ta Sophie! Glad you liked them, I have made them twice in recent days and I just love them πŸ™‚

      • Sophie33 December 15, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

        Me too! πŸ™‚

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