Recipe: Chocolate Brownies (made with mayonnaise!)

It was my birthday earlier this month and one of my friends absolutely spoilt me with a food hamper – you can have a look at the delicious goodies inside it here. One of the items was a salted caramel chocolate and sauce and we all know salted caramel goes exceedingly well with chocolate brownies, so I rustled up a batch.

These aren’t a batch of any old brownies though, they’re made using a special recipe that replaces butter with mayonnaise – which actually means 55% less saturated fat! The following recipe will make you 16 deliciously moist chocolate brownies.

Ingredients

  • 40g plain flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 140g plain chocolate
  • 120ml (about 8 dollops) of full fat mayonnaise
  • 55g walnuts

Mayonnaise Chocolate Brownies

Step 1

Before you do anything, turn the oven on, it needs to be nicely preheated to 160°C.

Step 2

Next, sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into a small bowl.

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Step 3

Break up the chocolate into small squares and put into a heat proof bowl. Melt the chocolate over a saucepan of hot water or in a microwave on medium power, stirring occasionally until just melted.

Step 4

In a larger bowl, whisk the eggs together with the sugar and vanilla. Once the mixture has thickened whisk in the melted chocolate.

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Step 5

Fold into the flour mixture and add the mayonnaise and finely chopped walnuts.

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Step 6

Lightly grease a 23cm square cake tin and line with baking paper. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake in your pre-heated oven at 160°C for about 35-45 minutes. (If you’re wondering where all that lovely crockery and baking tools are from then hit up Anthropologie or Next Home) ❤

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Once they’re cooked, leave to cool in the tin before cutting into squares. Last but not least, drizzle the freshly baked brownies with salted caramel sauce and tuck in!

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