Death by chocolate brownies

20 Mar



It has come to my attention that everybody loves chocolate. Not really a stunning insight, I hear you mutter. True, but let continue. It is a given that everyone loves choccy but whenever I post a really chocolatey recipe the crowds go wild. That is, as wild as you can be while expressing an opinion via a keyboard.

I created this recipe for all the chocolate lovers out there and thought the lead-up to Easter would be a good time to share it with everyone. Coz there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing, is there?

I used dark chocolate in both the brownie and the ganache as I believe it is a superior taste – less cloying, more depth. Buy the best chocolate you can and please steer clear of compound chocolate. That stuff, as Miss8 would say, is the devil’s worth. She thinks that’s the saying and I don’t correct her #bless

Eagle-eyed readers will recognise the ganache recipe, as I use it in the vast majority of my cakes that need topping. I make it all the time and keep it in a sealed container in the fridge. I suggest you do the same – it works perfectly as a late night snack eaten with a spoon #glutton



120 grams dark chocolate, chopped

220 gram butter, diced

3 eggs

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder


Half a cup single/ pouring cream

125 grams dark chocolate, chopped


Mini chocolate covered cereal balls – I found these in the cake decorating aisle at the super market

Choc Bits

Chocolate ribbons made by running a vegetable peeler along a block of chocolate.

Death by chocolate brownies recipe from scratch



Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius and grease and line a 20cm by 20cm square baking pan with non-stick baking paper.

Place diced butter and chcolate in a large ceramic bowl over a pan of simmering water – do not let the water touch the bottom. Stir until melted and glossy.

Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 minutes.

Stir in eggs, sugar, vanilla, and flour until just combined.

Pour into tin and bake for 23-ish minutes – keep an eye on it as you want it to be gooey but not raw. It may need a few extra minutes but check at 23 minutes.

When brownies are completely cold cover with ganache then top with your chocolate decorations. Cut into squares to serve.


In a small pan over low heat melt together half a cup of single / pouring cream with 125 grams dark chocolate broken into chunks. Stir together until melted and glossy then set aside to cool completely.

death by chocolate brownie. The Hungry Mum




26 Responses to “Death by chocolate brownies”

  1. nancyc March 20, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    I love all the topping you put on these brownies! 🙂

  2. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso March 20, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

    These look so moist and tasty! Love the topping as well. 🙂

  3. youthfoodblog March 20, 2016 at 5:52 pm #

    Love the topping!

  4. Patricia March 21, 2016 at 12:52 am #

    I really should try this, it’s not difficult to make and they look so yummy!!

  5. Cath @ Confessions of a Glutton March 21, 2016 at 5:38 am #

    Such decadent brownies! Love the topping – especially the chocolate cereal balls, I’m always tempted to just eat the whole packet on its own 😛

    • The Hungry Mum March 21, 2016 at 6:40 am #

      I know – it is so easy to pick pick pick away at these lovely little morsels until the whole lot is gone #ooops

  6. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) March 21, 2016 at 11:09 am #

    Is there any sweeter death? Brownies look awesome!!

  7. March 21, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

    We all love chocolate for sure, especially with all of those toppings 🙂

  8. missemzyy March 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

    Oh how I would love one or two of your brownies right now! They look simply delicious! x

  9. Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next March 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

    These brownies look divine! Loving the ganache topping too! 🙂

  10. Lorraine @Not Quite Nigella March 22, 2016 at 8:19 am #

    Haha I love that Miss 8 says that about compound chocolate!! 😛

  11. deliciouslynell March 23, 2016 at 4:08 am #

    It wouldn’t be such a bad way to go, death by chocolate! XD

  12. ChgoJohn March 27, 2016 at 3:18 am #

    First you give us the recipe for these awesome brownies with your rich ganache and then you tell us to keep a jar of the very same ganache in the fridge. I can promise you that if I made both, one morning shortly thereafter, I would awake with a chocolate smeared pillow, having gotten that way following a mid-night raid on brownies dipped in ganache. Death by chocolate, indeed! 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum March 28, 2016 at 10:07 am #

      But what a way to go, huh? You’d leave with a smile on your face 🙂 I made yet another pot of ganache a couple of days ago and have eaten more spoonfuls of this than Easter eggs 🙂

  13. Katrina March 28, 2016 at 9:32 pm #

    How can you not open an email titled Death by Chocolate. And this blog post lived up to the title. Thanks

  14. Anna @ shenANNAgans March 29, 2016 at 1:36 am #

    Eating this delicious choccie cake seems a pretty tasty way to go! 🙂

  15. KJ April 10, 2016 at 5:21 pm #

    Death by chocolate indeed!

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