This recipe I adapted from my Gu cook-book. Really, it was a recipe for blondies, but that called for white chocolate and since I decided to exchange butter for cacao butter, I thought it might be as well if I switched the white chocolate for dark. Other than the cacao butter, which isn’t a store-cupboard standard, everything else can be easily found in a local supermarket.


200g dark chocolate

100g cacao butter

1 tbsp honey

180g sugar

4 tbsp apple sauce

190g flour

half tsp baking powder

How to Make:

Preheat the oven to 170C and line a tray with baking paper.

Melt over a low heat the chocolate, butter and honey. Mix together the apple sauce and sugar and pour in the chocolate mix. Stir well and fold in the flour and baking powder.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes in the tray and then transfer to a wire rack.

To be honest, I think I used too much cacao butter – I used double what I say here – and although it doesn’t really affect the brownies now they’ve cooled completely, it has made them a bit buttery. Still tasty though.

6 thoughts on “Brownies

    • Do! I expect they’d work just as well with normal butter instead of cacao if that’s easier (especially since that’s what the original recipe called for!).

  1. It’s more that vegans tell everyone about how much more energy they have as compared to when they were meat-eaters (according to some because of all the extra carbs they now eat). I think it’s a myth and they lie. I can eat nuts etc. but even they don’t help. At least, not for me.

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