The Chocolate Show

Dark Chocolate Brownie

image :  Dark Chocolate Brownie


  • 1 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 11 oz (300g) good-quality dark chocolate, chopped, plus 3 1/2 oz (100g) extra, chopped
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • salt


Granted, the word “brownie” does not equate with being particularly healthful. But did you know there are health benefits of good dark chocolate° It contains antioxidants, which is my excuse for indulging in it from time to time and for me including it in this book. This brownie recipe is quite decadent (as most brownie recipes are), so, really, you only need a small piece. I used chocolate containing 70% cocoa in this recipe.

Grease a 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33cm) baking pan and line the base and sides with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Stir the butter and 11 oz (300g) chocolate in a large saucepan over medium heat until both are just melted; remove from the heat.

Stir in the sugar and eggs until well combined. Sift the flour, baking powder, cocoa and a pinch of salt into the chocolate mixture and stir until well combined.

Stir in the extra chocolate and spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake, on the centre rack, in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until just firm. (It will set more as it cools.) Let cool in the pan. Cover and place in the fridge until serving.

Cut into 20 to 30 pieces.