Decadent Chocolate Brownies

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Decadent Chocolate Brownies

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If you’re looking for a delicious gluten-free brownie recipe, this is the one for you. This delicious treat does come with a warning; these brownies are rich and irresistible! πŸ™‚

If you like your brownies to be fudgy not cakey, this fits the bill. They are incredibly easy to make, and even though they are gluten-free, nobody will ever know.

This simple recipe begins by melting the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water.

The bowl is removed from the heat, the sugar mixed in, followed by the eggs, flour, vanilla and finally the chocolate chips.

Many brownie recipes contain nuts, but I prefer to not use them. I think their texture detracts from the luscious fudginess, but that is my preference, and you may like to add some chopped walnuts or macadamias.

The time you bake the brownie is critical and will vary according to the individual oven. Check after 30 minutes, then every five minutes after that. Use a very thin skewer to test.  You don’t want it to come out completely clean, but the mixture should not appear raw. To achieve the desired fudgy centre the skewer needs to come out with a little stickiness. It will continue cooking a little further after removing from the oven. The top will have risen slightly, the edges will feel cooked and the centre soft but not liquid. Unfortunately, if you treat it like a cake and the skewer comes out clean it will be overcooked.

Leave the brownie to cool before cutting; it does need time to settle. The brownie will have a shiny, crispy, cracked top and a rich, fudgy centre.

My Decadent Chocolate Brownies are delicious served with tea or coffee or perfect for a quick snack. I also like to serve them warm for dessert with my No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream; I enjoy the contrast of warm and cold, the ice cream slowly melting onto the warm brownie. Bliss!


Xx Alex

Decadent Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies

Rich and irresistible.. The ideal dessert.
5 from 58 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, chocolate, decadent, delicious, dessert, fudge, gluten free
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 462kcal
Author: Alexandra


  • 125 gm dark chocolate I use a 70% cocoa cooking chocolate
  • 150 gm butter
  • 270 gm light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs medium sized and beaten
  • 130 gm white chocolate chips
  • 100 gm milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50 gm rice flour *
  • 50 gm corn flour


  • Preheat your oven to 180 Degrees C (350 F)
  • Line a 27cm x 18cm (11″ x 7″) tin with baking paper.
  • Put the chocolate & butter into a large bowl & place over a pan of barely simmering water. Melt chocolate & butter then remove from heat.
  • Stir sugar into melted chocolate and butter and mix well.
  • Add the eggs, 1 at a time, to the mix and mix well. Keep beating until all the eggs are fully incorporated. 
  • Add chocolate chips & vanilla & mix well.
  • Sift the flours together and stir them in, making sure all ingredients are combined.
  • Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 40 minutes.
    To check when they are ready, use a very thin skewer or toothpick. You don’t want it to come out completely clean, but the mixture should not appear raw. To achieve the desired fudgy centre the skewer needs to come out with a little stickiness. The brownie will continue cooking a little further after removing from the oven. Don’t look for the skewer to come out clean; the brownie will be overcooked at that stage.
  • When cooked, remove the tin from the oven and leave the brownie in the tin until completely cool. Cut brownie into pieces and enjoy!


I use rice flour which I purchase from an Asian grocer. It is very finely ground. Some rice flour which is available in supermarkets is very gritty. If in doubt, always sift your flour!
When cooking gluten free goods always check that the cornflour is from maize and not wheat.
The brownie is great served as is – but I also love to zap it in the microwave for 30 seconds and serve with vanilla ice cream.


Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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144 Comments on “Decadent Chocolate Brownies”

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  4. 5 stars
    I love nuts so much so I’m always for brownies that have nuts. Anyway, your chocolate brownies would be just as perfect for me. I love chocolate!

  5. 5 stars
    Brownies are my guilty pleasure and these look amazing I need one right now, craving this so much.

  6. 5 stars
    This looks really yummy! My kids will truly love this. I am going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing..

  7. Oh wow, this looks SO good! I am a huge fan of brownies and have been having it since I was a little kid. This recipe looks amazing! Can’t wait to try making it myself!

  8. 5 stars
    These look great! I have rice flour in my cupboard that I got for another recipe but haven’t found another use for since. Now I can whip these up and the flour will be used before I have to bin it! Yay!

    1. Thank you so much! I am so glad you have found a use for the rice flour πŸ™‚ It also works well with making things crispy – ie: chicken! πŸ™‚

  9. These sound amazing, yummy and just what the doctor ordered for those that have a gluten allergy. Thank you for including the nutrition information as well. A lot of people that my daughter works with are counting calories and they really love it when that information is readily available.

  10. 5 stars
    Always sweet things are fun to do and obviously they are better to enjoy!. Wonderful and easy recipe to cook with the little ones

  11. 5 stars
    These Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies looks super yummy, I would love to try this for sure. Already printed the recipe. Thanks for sharing

  12. Yumm! Forgoing sugar as much as possible this season, but may need to give this recipe a try!!

  13. 5 stars
    Man this makes my stomach growl. I love brownies. I especially love them to be super fudgey and not cakey. Now I kinda want to make brownies today.

  14. Wow! You are not kidding when you say decadent! These brownies are droolworthy and look incredible! Great job Alexandra!

  15. My son would go bonkers for these (and the gluten free is a bonus!). He loves anything dark chocolate!

  16. 5 stars
    These look delicious. I love chocolate brownies. I love that you’ve added white chocolate chips too.

  17. 5 stars
    They look absolutely delicious! Brownies are one of my favourite desserts and the fact they are gluten free? They’d be a hit for the family get togethers and I love that everyone could enjoy them!

  18. I guess checking this out after waking up is a very good way to start a sweet Sunday. If i have the right recipes, I will make it today.

  19. 5 stars
    Uhhhhh chocolate brownies. My weakness. Screenshot the ingredients and I will let my kumpare do the job.

  20. 5 stars
    These brownies look absolutely delicious! A yummy chocolate brownie is the way to my heart for sure!

  21. 5 stars
    This decadent chocolate brownie recipe looks so delicious and so easy to make. I will try to make this for my kids, thanks for sharing!

  22. Now why did I have to see these at this moment right now??!!! The picture alone is sending me into chocolate overdrive AND I have all the ingredients for these too– It’s about to go DOWN!!!

  23. 5 stars
    I have to say that out of all the gluten free desserts, brownies seem to do the best. I love the fudgy kind!

  24. That looks decadent indeed. It’s been awhile since I made brownies. I would love to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  25. 5 stars
    These are indeed decadent! They look so fudgy and rich and I love the combination of two kinds of chips in there!

  26. Oh my goodness these look amazing! I love that they are gluten free so I don’t have to modify any ingredients!

  27. 5 stars
    Ooh these look so good! We love brownies in our house but we very rarely make them. We will certainly be giving this recipe a try!

  28. 5 stars
    Anything with dark chocolate is my favorite. Going to try this out during the weekends and hope my family would love it.

  29. I don’t think I’ve ever had a gluten free brownie before, but I would definitely give it a try! Who am I to shun a brownie before taste testing it first? Haha.

  30. 5 stars
    omg this looks soooooo delicious for sure! I will definitely try to bake it this weekend. I might substitute the brown sugar with Stevia.

    1. Hello Chad, I would be interested to hear how you go with the substitution – the brown sugar really adds a nice caramelised flavour to the dish. Do let me know if you try it πŸ™‚

  31. The only gluten free brownie recipe I’ve personally tried was made with black beans, and it just wasn’t the best. I’d be very interested to try this one with corn and rice flour! Thanks for sharing!

  32. Yum! I’ve been baking some lately and these sound so good! Anything chocolate is always a great choice.

  33. I love brownies. I was searching online for a good recipe multiple times but I couldn’t find it. I’ll try yours. Thanks.

  34. 5 stars
    Holy brownie bonanza, Batman! Those look so good! I love the white and milk chocolate chips you put in there the most. Om nom nom.

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    1. Hi Bettie πŸ™‚ This recipe is nut free! It has white chocolate chips, which might be what looks like the nuts πŸ˜‰ But you’re all good for your allergies with this one! πŸ™‚

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