Brownie with Amarula Icing

This recipe is so so simple and adds such a lovely South African twist to a really great brownie recipe.

250g flour
350g brown sugar
65g plain cocoa powder
1tsp baking powder
1tsp salt
250ml water
250ml vegetable oil
1tsp vanilla extract
3 tsp Amarula (optional)

For the icing:
Softened butter
Icing sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
3 tblsp Amarula


For the Brownie:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C

2. Stir in all the dry ingredients until combined.

3. Add wet ingredients and mix until combined.

4. Bake for 30 mins at 180°C


For the icing:

1. Whisk the butter and gradually add the icing sugar, tasting regularly to get the desired sweetness.

2. Add the vanilla essence

3. Gradually add the Amarula – you can adjust the quantities to suit your taste.

When the brownie has cooled, add a generous amount of icing. Serve hot with a side of Amarula!

Sean Whaley