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Recipe: How to make Rum Raisin Chocolate Brownie

By Swayampurna Mishra
December 26, 2014 14:20 IST
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This festive season, relish the irresistible combination of rum, raisins and chocolate in a yummy recipe.

Here's the recipe for Rum Raisin Chocolate Brownie:

Rum Raisin Chocolate Brownie

Makes: 16 squares

Preparation time: 15 to 20 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes


  • 100 gm unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp rum
  • A handful of raisins


  • Heat oven to 350 degree F or 180 degree C.
  • Line an 8 x 8 baking ban with aluminium foil leaving excess foil hang over two opposing sides for easy removal.
  • Grease and flour bottom and sides of the foil; set aside.
  • In medium bowl, melt butter in microwave on high at 30 second intervals, stir and repeat if necessary until fully melted.
  • Whisk in sugar and cocoa. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Add rum.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in flour until flour is completely blended in cocoa.
  • Pour evenly into pan.
  • Sprinkle the raisins on top.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.


  • This is a thick dense batter. A rubber or an offset spatula is recommended to easy spreading.
  • You can omit the rum and make it the plain classic way.
  • One can also add chopped walnuts for a walnut brownie.
  • Wrap some in cellophane papers and pretty ribbons or put in a jar for edible gifts this season!
  • Enjoy with a glass of cold milk!

Photo: Swayampurna Mishra


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