Mulled Wine Brownies (Vegan)

Mulled wine brownies - crispy on the outside, fudgy on the inside and filled with the flavours of festive mulled wine, these vegan brownies are sure to be a hit at Christmas!
Course Dessert
Cuisine baking, vegan
Keyword brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 9 people
Author Domestic Gothess


  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed (or ground chia seeds)
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 225 g (1 + 3/4 cups + 1Tbsp) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 100 g (3.5oz) dark chocolate chopped
  • 50 g (1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp) cocoa powder
  • 90 g (1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp) coconut oil or dairy free block margarine
  • 100 ml (1/3 cup + 1Tbsp + 1tsp) red wine
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder (optional)
  • 230 g (1 cup + 2Tbsp) caster sugar
  • finely grated zest of 1 orange


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4. Grease a 20cm/8inch square tin and line with baking parchment.

  2. Mix together the ground flaxseed and the water in a small bowl, set aside to go gloopy.

  3. Whisk together the plain flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and salt in a large bowl with a balloon whisk and set aside.

  4. Place the chopped dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl along with the coconut oil, cocoa powder, red wine and instant espresso powder.

  5. Place the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (don't let the base of the bowl touch the water). Stir until the chocolate is melted. The mixture will probably look a little lumpy and separated, don't worry, this is normal; just make sure that all of the chocolate is melted.
  6. Remove the bowl from the heat and add the sugar, orange zest and the flaxseed mixture. Whisk with an electric mixer until it is smooth and glossy.

  7. Tip in the dry ingredients and fold in with a spatula until just combined. The mixture will be very thick but be careful not to over-mix it or the brownies may be tough.
  8. Spoon the batter into the prepared tin and use a spatula to spread it level. It won't spread much in the oven so make sure you get it as level as you can.

  9. Bake for 22-25 minutes until a skewer inserted near the edge comes out with moist crumbs on it. The middle should still be a little gooey.

  10. Leave to cool in the tin for about an hour then carefully lift the slab out and slice into squares.

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