Mulled Wine Brownies

Chocolaty and rich brownies with a lovely hint of mulled wine

Are you a big fan of chocolate brownies? What if I tell you I have a delicious Christmas version of this traditional chocolate cake in an adult version. If you know what I mean :) Yes, you are right, if you thought that this brownie  has its flavour from the mulled wine. So what are you still waiting for? Grab your apron and a spatula and start baking!

​love it when you can take something that everyone loves, tweek it a little bit to fit into the specific occasion and then fancy it up with a creative decoration. That is exactly what these mulled wine brownie Christmas trees are about. They look the part and they taste amazing as well. 

If you want to make a kid friendly version of this recipe, then just replace the mulled wine with some grape juice and et voila, you can serve these cute Christmas trees for the little Christmas elves.

And actually this recipe is so easy to make that you might want to invite those elves in the kitchen and have fun baking together.

Enjoy your Christmas Baking lovelies!

Step by Step Video

RECIPE

Mulled Wine Brownies

Chocolaty and rich brownies with a lovely hint of mulled wine

​INGREDIENTS

  • 250g flour

  • 50g cacao powder

  • 1/2tsp baking powder

  • pinch of salt

  • 150g sugar

  • 2 eggs beaten

  • 125g butter

  • 75g dark chocolate

  • 160ml mulled wine + 60 ml for brushing after baking

  • 5tbsp mascarpone

  • 100g whipping cream (30% fat)

  • 1-2tbsp sugar

  • sprinkles for decoration

  • gingerbread or fondant stars for decoration

  • straws or cake pop sticks

DIRECTIONS

  1. Melt butter and dark chocolate separately and allow to cool a little.

  2. Sift flour, cacao, baking powder and the salt into a big bowl.

  3. Add sugar, eggs, the melted and cooled butter and chocolate.

  4. Mix well until combined.

  5. Then add half of the mulled wine and mix shortly. Add the rest of the mulled wine and mix until combined.

  6. Cover a 20cm round cake tin with parchment paper, butter it well and transfer the batter into it, spreading out evenly.

  7. Bake in 175°C in the middle shelf of the oven for 35-40 minutes.

  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.

  9. Prick holes in the brownie with a wooden skewer (see video) and brush the top with the rest of the mulled wine. Allow to cool completely.

  10. To make the frosting, soften the mascarpone in a medium bowl with a spatula. Add whipped cream that you have whipped until stiff peaks, and mix until combined. Add sugar and some green food colour and mix just until combined. Transfer the cream into a piping bag with a star nozzle.

  11. TIP. Avoid mixing too hard or for too long, as the cream may curdle in this case.

  12. Cut the brownie into 8 equal pieces. Pipe the frosting over the top of the brownie to make it look like a Christmas tree (see video).

  13. Decorate with some sprinkles and add the star on top. Then add the straw to finish the look.

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