Brownies {eggless, dairy-free}

Brownies {eggless, dairy-free}

Brownies – a super bittersweet subject for my mother and I. I’ve always had issues with brownies because the brownie I like should be the right amount of fudginess, a bit of a crackly top, not too sweet, rich in chocolate but not too decadent. And these prerequisites are hard to accomplish in one brownie.

But today, after about 137 trials I bring you the ultimate brownie by Kitchen Therapy. Surprisingly, these are also eggless and dairy free – which means a lot of it is pantry ingredients – and about as easy as making roti dough. Inspired along with the oil + water mixture to replace eggs, it has worked with my brownie recipe fabulously.

The most crucial part of this recipe is the baking time – 12.5 minutes, not a minute more, not a minute less.  When you remove them from the oven, you may think the batter is not cooked through yet – but be rest assured, as the brownie cools, it also cooks further. This is what results into gooey brownies. This recipe yields exactly 12 perfect brownies – that are slightly gooey on the inside overall cake like, and just sinful.

The Recipe


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tbsp vanilla essence
  • ¼ cup espresso, room temperature
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp water, room temperature
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ cup castor sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 180C and prepare a baking tin not bigger than 8 inch by 8 inch by greasing and flouring
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk the water and oil together until well emulsified and white in colour
  • Then add the espresso, vanilla, sugars and whisk well for 3 minutes
  • Then fold in the dry ingredients, ensuring no dry lumps – do not overmix
  • Pour batter into the baking tin
  • Bake for only 12.5 minutes
  • Remove form oven and allow to cool completely before you slice
  • Store in an airtight container

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