Sunday, January 15, 2012

Rum and Raisin Brownies

  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dark rum, plus 2 tablespoons for brushing
  • 200g/6.5oz butter
  • 125g/4oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree. Place the raisins and 1/2 cup of rum in a saucepan over low heat and simmer until almost all of the rum has been absorbed. Set aside to cool.
  • Place the butter and chocolate in the saucepan over low heat and stir until smooth.
  • Place the chocolate mixture in a bowl and add sugar, eggs, flour, cocoa, baking powder and raisins and mix until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into a 8 inch square cake pan that has been grease and floured. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until set. Drizzle or brush the remaining 2 tablespoons of rum onto the brownies. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
Note: Recipe is adapted from Flavour cookbook authored by Donna Hay


  1. There's a unique idea! I never even thought of rum and raisins in brownies before. I bet these are sooo delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Believe me when I say that this tastes divine! :) Thanks for visiting.

  2. Ooh, a rum-soaked brownie sounds amazing :) I'm not sure how the raisins would work for me, but I'd more than willingly try these ;)

    1. I assume that you can leave out the raisins if you don't care for them, or maybe you can substitute them with chopped walnuts if you like? But how can I say no to anything soaked in rum? :)

  3. I was just looking for a chocolate rum cake recipe, this would be even better. Thanks!