Chocolate Brownie | No Cocoa Powder

I’ve been a big fan of chocolate brownies for ages, and I have a quite easy,  yummy and classical way of making it. However, it can be tricky to find all the ingredients if you are craving about it in the middle of the night. Like tonight, 9:30 pm, all of sudden, I want to make my favourite chocolate brownie and found that we don’t have any cocoa powder, which is an essential part of the recipe.

`So it’s compulsory to be creative when you want to have a bar of gooey chocolate flavoured heaven in your mouth within an hour. Surprisingly, I spotted a pack of 72% dark chocolate in the pantry. It’s sweeter than cocoa powder but it might work if I melt it. So instead of bitter cocoa, I used melted dark chocolate and made the baking time slightly longer. Now I’m patiently waiting and hoping we will have a delicious dessert soon.


Safely speaking, I have to make sure it tastes great before I share the recipe.

“Bing!” Done, and these chocolate brownies taste sooooo good! So here is the yummy chocolate brownie recipe, have fun!

SERVING SIZE: 1 Brownie (12 serves :))
Yields1 ServingPrep Time20 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hrCategory, ,


 ¾ cup plain flour
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp baking soda
 ¾ cup caster sugar
 175 g butter
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 2 tbsp water
 2 eggs
 130 g dark chocolate, melted
 1 cup chocolate chips



Preheat oven to 165 degree and grease a square pan, line the baking paper and set aside.


Melt dark chocolate in a bowl on top of hot water, or in microwave for a minute (normally it takes longer), stir after and then put back into microwave, repeat this a few time till its all melted.


In a medium bowl, combine sift the flour, salt and baking soda and set aside.


In a separate bowl, well mix eggs, sugar and butter until its smooth; then add water and vanilla extract, stir until all the ingredients are well combined.


Slowly add flour mix to the wet mixture, then stir in the melted chocolate until the mixture is smooth.


Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.


Bake for 35 minutes.


When its done, remove it from oven and allow it to cool completely before cutting.

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