Mexican chocolate brownies

    40 min

    This chocolate brownie is a little different than the average chocolate brownie. It's cake like, not too sweet and lightly spiced with cayenne. It's perfect for afternoon tea, general snacking or dessert.

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    Serves: 30 

    • 340g unsalted butter
    • 600g caster sugar
    • 6 eggs
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 125g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper or to taste
    • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a 30x38cm or similar sized baking dish with baking parchment, leaving about 7.5cm of parchment overhanging 2 sides to use as handles.
    2. Place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on Medium until the butter is about half melted, about 1 minute.
    3. Mash the butter with sugar until well combined and stir in eggs one at a time, incorporating each one before adding the next. Mix in vanilla extract.
    4. Sieve the cocoa, flour, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture, stirring to blend well and pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out with moist crumbs, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the dish and use baking parchment handles to remove the brownies for slicing.

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    These were very moist and good. I loved the flavors of the cinnamon and pepper in this. I didnt have ground pequin powder so I used ground chile de arbol pepper and just a pinch of ground habanero pepper and it worked great. Even my almost 2 year old daughter liked the bowl. The spice is just right in them. Thanks for sharing this unique brownie recipe!  -  18 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Used a gluten-free mix and added the spices to it. For the water needed in the mix, I used strong coffee. I repeated the coffee flavor by icing them with a mocha frosting also from this website. These were excellent and a big hit at our Hispanic themed dinner; kids and adults loved them equally. Thank you caroliney_ for sharing this recipe!  -  16 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    my boyfriend and daughter loved these (I did too, but my opinion doesn't count in our house). I added a little more cayenne pepper to it and scaled down the recipe to make a batch of 20 instead of 30. Delicious! very reminiscent of my childhood on the border  -  12 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)