Chilli Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Vegan Chilli Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Spice up dessert with a pinch of chilli! It might sound crazy, but the hint of spice really compliments the rich chocolate. This is one of our most popular vegan desserts - it's very rich and perfect for an indulgent date night dinner dessert.

If you're not convinced, you can skip the chilli all together - it'll still taste delicious. You can also add 100g of any nuts of your choice if you want to mix it up a bit!

You Will Need

  • 140g plain flour
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 80ml vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 200 grams vegan dark chocolate + 50g more for a drizzle finish (most dark chocolate is vegan - it won't always say "vegan" on the label, but check the ingredients for milk/dairy products)
  • 240 ml your choice of alt-milk. We think almond milk works well!
  • 100g chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 pinch chilli flakes


  1. First things first - pour yourself a rum! Baking is thirsty work....
  2. Now we're ready! Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C.
  3. Line an 8-inch square (or similar) baking tin with baking parchment - a little bit of oil on the bottom will help it stick down to the tin.
  4. Melt your chocolate in the microwave, giving it 10 seconds at a time and mixing in between. It's really easy to burn it, and it'll carry on melting after you take it out so it's best not to overdo it!
  5. In a large bowl mix the flour, chilli powder, cocoa powder and sugar gently.
  6. Pour in the oil, melted chocolate and almond milk. Mix with a wooden spoon until smooth and combined.
  7. Add in 2/3 of the chocolate chips and mix gently.
  8. Pour your batter into the tin. Sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips over, as well as the chilli flakes.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes - they might seem a bit squidgy when they come out but they'll firm up as they cool!
  10. For, well, the icing on the cake, you can melt another 50g of dark chocolate and drizzle over the top - it's not necessary but it will make your brownies look great!
  11. We suggest waiting a good couple of hours for them to cool down before slicing up and tucking in!

Serve with your choice of ice cream, or just on its own.

Check out our other recipes for your perfect 3 course lockdown Valentine's Day feast!

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