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Chai caramel chocolate brownies served on a tray

Chai caramel chocolate brownies

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 16

Blend chai spices with caramel to make these moreish chocolate brownies, with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and ginger

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving


  • 200g salted butter, plus extra for the tin
  • 200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 100g plain flour
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • ½ tbsp sea salt flakes

For the chai caramel

  • 1 tsp cardamom pods, seeds crushed
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 200g canned caramel


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter a 20cm square cake tin and line with two strips of baking parchment. Melt the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water (ensuring the bowl doesn’t touch the water) or in 20-second bursts in the microwave. Leave to cool slightly.

  • STEP 2

    For the chai caramel, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until the caramel has loosened.

  • STEP 3

    Put the eggs and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and beat for around 5 mins until pale and thick. Alternatively, do this using an electric whisk. Fold in the slightly cooled melted chocolate mixture using a spatula and, when fully combined, add the flour and cocoa powder. Mix until everything is combined and there are no streaks of flour. Pour into the prepared tin, drizzle over the chai caramel and gently swirl into the batter using a teaspoon.

  • STEP 4

    Bake for 25-30 mins until the brownies are set at the edges with a slight wobble in the middle. If the brownies wobble a lot, they’re not done – bake for another 5 mins until the top has a shiny, papery crust and the sides are just beginning to come away from the tin. Leave to cool completely in the tin, then remove and slice into 16 squares to serve. Will keep in an airtight container for up to three days.

Recipe tips

CHAI SPICE MIX Make a double batch of the chai spice mix (simply omit the caramel) to muddle into milk and use in a chai latte.

CHAI CARAMEL If you double the quantities for the chai caramel, you can keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for a week. Drizzle over ice cream, fruit pies or crumbles, or use as a sauce to pour over sticky toffee pudding.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2021

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