Sometimes you don't want to make a whole batch of brownies and end up scoffing the lot (not often, but sometimes...) You just want that sweet chocolate hit for one night only. These Chocolate Brownie Pots for Two are the perfect solution! Plus they are made in one bowl, only need six ingredients and have a warm gooey centre that is just heavenly!
They are also ideal if you're planning a romantic dinner and you're looking for an easy yet impressive dessert. Think of them like a cheat's chocolate fondant! They are sure to impress your partner on Valentine's Day, for an anniversary celebration, a special birthday meal or date night. I served the Chocolate Brownie Pots with ice cream, but they are also amazing with fresh berries, caramel sauce, whipped cream... they're so versatile!
How to make Chocolate Brownie Pots for Two...
In a mixing bowl I melted the dark chocolate and butter together in a microwave. I let it cool for 10 minutes, then whisked in the egg and sugar.
I whisked in the flour and folded in the chocolate chips, then divided the mixture between the ramekins.
I baked the brownies for 15 minutes, left to cool for 5 minutes, then served warm with vanilla ice cream.
What size ramekins do you need?
The ramekins I used were 9cm in diameter and 5cm deep. This is quite a common and generic size of ramekin, so if you don't already own them, they should be easy enough to get hold of.
Can you make the Chocolate Brownie Pots without ramekins?
Yes! You can also put the mixture in a cupcake tin, it will fill 4 of the holes. Make sure to grease it very well, or use silicone cupcake cases. I don't recommend paper cupcake cases as they will not peel off easily and they will get stuck to the brownie. Or you can put all of the mixture into a small baking tin or dish, then when it's baked, grab a spoon each and share!
What can you serve the Chocolate Brownie Pots with?
- Ice cream, whipped cream, pouring cream or custard
- Fresh fruit like raspberries, strawberries and blueberries
- Drizzled with melted Nutella, melted Biscoff, peanut butter or salted caramel sauce
- A combination of the above!
Tips for making the Chocolate Brownie Pots for Two:
- I added milk chocolate chips to the brownies, you can leave these out, or swap them for white or dark chocolate chips.
- I've suggested a baking time based on how they came out in my oven, remember that all ovens run slightly differently so you may need slightly less or more time to get the right texture. A good excuse for a trial run if you ask me!
- If you don't have light brown sugar, you can use caster sugar (superfine sugar) instead.
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Chocolate Brownie Pots for Two
- 75 g Dark chocolate
- 50 g Butter
- 50 g Light brown sugar
- 1 Egg large
- 25 g Plain flour
- 30 g Chocolate chips optional
- Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4
- Put the dark chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl, microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. Keep microwaving in 10 second intervals, stirring between each one, until fully melted together. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool
- Add the egg and light brown sugar to the bowl and whisk in well
- Add the flour and whisk in, then fold in the chocolate chips
- Divide the mixture between the two ramekins - I used 9cm wide and 5cm deep ramekins
- Place onto a baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes, they will be slightly puffed up, crackled on top but still gooey in the centre
- Leave for 5 minutes so you don't burn your mouth, then serve warm with ice cream or any topping of your choice, there should not be any leftovers!
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