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Four Spice Chocolate Brownies

Looking for a way to spice up your life? These Spiced Chocolate Brownies are a great start!

Serves 9-12


  • 125g unsweetened chocolate
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼-½ teaspoon flaked sea salt optional


  1. Preheat oven to 180°c. Line a 20cmx20cm baking pan with foil leaving 3cm overhang on ends; coat bottom with cooking spray or butter.
  2. Place chocolate and butter in a mixing bowl. Heat in microwave on medium-high power 2 minutes or until butter is melted. (Or use a saucepan over medium heat). Stir until chocolate is melted, returning to microwave for a few more seconds if needed.
  3. Stir in sugars until well blended. Mix in eggs. Add flour, cinnamon, chili powders and nutmeg. Stir until smooth. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle top evenly with salt if desired. Bake 25-30 minutes until pick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool before cutting into squares.


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