Friday, June 5, 2015

One Bowl Chocolate Brownies: With Eggless Option: Upper Crust Cafe Style

Ummm!, Look what I baked today :)

Crusty on the top, soft and gooey inside....oh these brownies......!

Weekend just screams for brownies. No matter which part of world you are, having summer or winter, brownie is the thing that adapts to any circumstances. Cold night or a rainy, pour some hot chocolate sauce and you are all set. Sunny afternoon or scorching heat,   pop scoops of ice-creams and you are good to go. Thats what, chocolate doesn’t ask silly questions, it just understands.

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This is One Bowl Brownie recipe and thus you don't have to bother about the mess and washing those extra bowls and plates-bonus! I come from a small town in India, and I never knew about brownies, so during summer vacations when we visited naani ka ghar in Ahemdabad we used to taste all pastries, cakes and cookies that we saw on television.

If you have been to Gujarat you would surely know about Upper Crust, a cafe cum restaurant. It was there where I had brownies for the first time. Dense, moist and fudgy brownies served on hot sizzling plate, topped with scoops of vanilla ice-creams and generously poured chocolate sauce. One bite and it takes you to a place where chocolate dreams come true :) These brownies are sure shot attempt to those brownies ;)

Coming to today’s post. Yesterday Mr.Husband, to my surprise got some fresh roses. So it’s like summer in the house, colourful roses-red, yellow and pink sitting on the windows and corners my house making me feel alive and fresh. Just as a thank you I decided to bake these brownies. These are super chocolaty brownies and there are some variations you can do with this recipe (see notes).

These brownies stay well for 1 week so they are good to carry along while travelling. If you want, you can pack these brownies in some fancy elegant box and gift to your friends and relatives, nothing beats a homemade gift.  Having a summer party? Don’t know what to serve for dessert? Guests coming over? Whatever the question is, just bake these brownies and serve it as the last meal. Pair with ice-creams, chocolate sauce, nuts and sprinkles. These brownies, oh these brownies!

Author: Shweta Agrawal
Makes: 8-10
Unsweetened Cocoa powder- 1/2 cup
Unsalted Butter- 1/2 cup
Sugar- 1 cup
Eggs- 2
All purpose flour- 1/4 cup
Vanilla extract- 1/2 tsp
Bitter sweet/ Dark chocolate, broken into small pieces- 1/4 cup
Salt- a pinch

Preheat the oven at 170C. Grease the pan. I used glass rectangle pan.
Take microwave safe bowl and heat cocoa powder and butter on high for 20 seconds. Let it cool for 15 seconds.
To it add sugar and mix. Mix till sugar is half dissolved.
Add one egg at a time and mix well and quickly. Add another egg and mix.
Finally add in all purpose flour, salt and fold. Just mix don’t over mix.
Add in chopped chocolate. Pour the mixture in the pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or till when toothpick inserted in between comes clean.
Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Cut and store in airtight container for 1 week. Warm for 5 seconds in the microwave before you serve.

I used 70% dark chocolate. You can use less bitter one as well. Even Cadbury dairymilk. I used Green & Black's Organic Chocolate Bar.
To make eggless brownies, mix 2 tablespoons of flaxmeal with 4 tablespoons of water. Set aside for 10 minutes and use. Read more about it here.
Use a good quality unsweetened cocoa powder. I recommend Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa
Don’t let sugar dissolve completely in the batter because sugar caramelizes and gives you those chewy brownies. Use brown sugar for better taste.
You can use chopped nuts such as walnuts, almonds or cashews in the recipe.
Don't panic if brownies don’t rise-they are supposed to be like that.

Serving suggestions: 
Serve with milk or coffee.
Pair with vanilla icecreams or chocolate icecreams. Pop some nuts or sprinkles on the top.
Serve with hot chocolate sauce or caramel sauce. Dust some icing sugar or cocoa powder for extra touch.
You can also have it topped with whipped cream and chopped fruits such as strawberries, bananas or raspberry.


  1. Love one bowl recipes and these brownies look so fudgy - just the way I like those!!

  2. Today i was craving for brownies and here i see it! Nice Brownies!

  3. Oh wow looking at these brownies i am salivating. Gorgeous clicks dear !!

  4. tempting brownies..looks delicious,very nice clicks dear :)

  5. Loving these brownies..Gooey and fudgy ..yum yum

  6. awesome.. and looks healthy one ahh.. :)

  7. I love the look of your brownies and the roses are beautiful! I also like the first picture with the brownies and the single-stemmed rose.:)

  8. You wouldn't believe - I was craving for brownies during the weekend, somehow held myself without baking them and now you are tempting me with this, and bringing back that craving... :( they look amazing! I would love them with a nutty bite in between... :)

  9. What a terrific looking brownies...though not a chocolate fan, you have tempted me dear!!

  10. brownies are my weakness! these look amazing Shweta!

  11. The brownies look so delicious and tempting..

  12. super loved the brownies dear.....beautifully presented

  13. Brownies look awesome, Shweta! I made carrot brownies for my li'l one today! :)

  14. Gosh!!! U reminded me that it's ages i have had brownies... these look so so awesome... i agree nothing beats chocolate and then comes roses ... lol :)


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