Another chocolate dessert for you all! These Guinness Double Chocolate Brownies are luxuriously rich and moist, carrying a hint of roasted malt taste from Guinness that intensifies the chocolate flavour of these brownies. If you haven’t noticed, I really like adding alcohol to my desserts for some boozy, delicious treats, and this time I choose to use Guinness – an Irish dry stout that has a distinctive burnt, malty flavour from roasted barley. If you’re interested in alcohol infused desserts, feel free to check out my other posts:
Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Mousse with Baileys Ladyfingers (topped with chocolate soil)
Coconut Rum Pecan Banana Bread
White Wine Poached Pear Almond Tart
Coffee Liqueur Double Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Muffin
Lemon Curd Limoncello Meringue Éclair
As I planned to use this brownie as the base for my Salted Caramel Stuffed Brownie Truffle (recipe coming soon!), I purposely toned down the sweetness of these brownies through using smaller amount of sugar, as well as using chopped dark chocolate that oozes out from the brownies when baked. With the addition of the Guinness, these brownies have a strong malt, and bittersweet chocolaty finish which I personally love. However, if you have a serious sweet tooth, free feel to adjust the sweetness by adding an extra 50g white sugar to the batter. Thank you for reading and I hope you’ll have fun making these delicious brownies for a special occasion! (or anytime really- I mean, who needs a reason to eat brownies?)
- 100g butter, softened
- 60ml vegetable oil
- 200g white sugar
- 50g brown sugar
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 180ml guinness
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 180g all-purpose flour
- 100g cocoa powder
- 100g chopped dark chocolate
- Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a square or rectangular baking tray and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, sieve and add flour and cocoa powder. Set aside.
- In another mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, vegetable oil, white sugar, brown sugar on high speed until light and fluffy. Scrape the mixing bowl in between if needed. This is will about 5 mins.
- Reduce speed to medium, add eggs ( one at a time) and beat until well combined.
- Add guinness and vanilla, mix until well combined.
- Add the prepared flour and cocoa powder, mix until just incorporated.
- Fold in the chopped dark chocolate.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking tray. Bake for 25 mins or until until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Do not overbake. Set aside to cool. Enjoy!