Mint chocolate - one of the finest flavour combos in the world, neatly wrapped up in a brownie. Lock the door, turn off your phone, you're going to want a moment alone with these.
- 260 g unbleached plain flour
- 340 g evaporated cane juice
- 75 g cocoa powder, sifted
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 240 ml water
- 240 ml vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Crème de Menthe Filling
- 115 g butter substitute, at room temperature
- 280 g organic icing sugar
- 4 tablespoons Crème de Menthe liqueur
- Chocolate Ganache:
- 180 g dairy-free and gluten-free chocolate chips
- 85 g vegan butter
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 Grease and lightly flour a 23 x 33cm baking tin.
- First make the brownies. Using a stand mixer, combine the flour, cane juice, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Add the water, vegetable oil and vanilla extract and mix on a medium speed for 1 minute, or until well combined. Pour into the prepared baking tin. Bake for 20–25 minutes, then cool in the tin on a wire rack for 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, make Crème de Menthe filling. Using the mixer, beat the vegan butter until smooth. Stop and scrape down the side of the bowl. Add the icing sugar and liqueur and mix for 1 minute. Spread evenly over the cooled brownie cake.
- To make the Chocolate Ganache, melt the chocolate chips and vegan butter in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir until completely melted and pour over the crème de menthe filling. Spread evenly with an offset spatula. Cover with cling film and place in the freezer immediately for about 10 minutes until set.
- Cut the chilled mixture into brownies with a sharp knife*. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 14 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
*For easier cutting, warm the knife under hot water, dry it and cut the brownies. This will also allow the brownies to have clean edges.