The Best Vegan Chocolate Brownies. Ever.

These vegan chocolate brownies will blow your mind. Decadent, fudgy and with an intense chocolate flavour, they are everything you’d want a brownie to be. Perfect with a scoop of vegan ice cream and smothered in a vegan salted caramel sauce.

A stack of three vegan chocolate brownies on a white plate, with a scoop of ice cream on top, being generously drizzled with a caramel sauce.

I’m not kidding. These are the best vegan brownies I’ve ever had. (And I’ve eaten my fair share of brownies, trust me.)

Fudgy. Gooey. Chocolatey. Decadent. Intense. Dangerous.

(It’s quite impossible to stop at only one piece. Dangerous, I tell you.)

Also: easy and quick to make. And it all comes down to that wonderful miracle that is aquafaba. I warned you, didn’t I? There’s gonna be a whole lot of aquafaba on this blog in the next few weeks and months. Because, you guys, I’m hooked.

 

Vegan chocolate brownies cut into squares on some light brown parchment paper.

And as if fudgy brownies weren’t enough… let’s put a scoop of (vegan) ice cream on them and absolutely smother everything in vegan salted caramel. Because… we can, and because chocolate and caramel are perfectly good reasons for doing things.

The result is an out-of-this-world vegan dessert that has me drooling just thinking about it.

Especially if the brownies are still warm. Then, when you get a spoonful of that warm gooey vegan brownie and the cold ice cream, only just beginning to melt, and the luscious salted caramel sauce covering everything in its golden sweetness… *swoon*

It’s the perfect vegan dessert. There, I’ve said it. It has everything you want and need in a dessert. The flavour, the texture, the comfort food vibe… what more could you possibly want?

Vegan chocolate brownie on a white plate with a scoop of ice cream on top and being generously drizzled with caramel sauce.

Vegan chocolate brownie on a white plate with a scoop of ice cream on top and generously drizzled with caramel sauce. A bit has been taken out of it.

Of course, you can eat these vegan chocolate brownies on their own. They’re delicious just as they are, and there’s no rule that you have to add the ice cream and that you have to drizzle on a generous helping of luxurious salted caramel sauce.

But… actually, now that I think of it, let’s make this the new rule.

Because after having experienced these vegan chocolate brownies, I can say with complete certainty that there are only two sensible ways of eating brownies:

1) Straight out of the pan, standing above the counter because you just couldn’t wait.
and
2) With a scoop of ice cream and positively drowned in salted caramel.

Raise your hand if you agree. Everyone? Thought so.

A stack of three vegan chocolate brownies on a white plate, with a scoop of ice cream on top, being generously drizzled with a caramel sauce.

Vegan chocolate brownie on a white plate with a scoop of ice cream on top and generously drizzled with caramel sauce. A bite is being taken out of it.

The Best Vegan Chocolate Brownies. Ever.

These vegan chocolate brownies will blow your mind. Decadent, fudgy and with an intense chocolate flavour, they are everything you’d want a brownie to be. Perfect with a scoop of vegan ice cream and smothered in a vegan salted caramel sauce. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, Vegan
Keyword dairy free brownies, easy chocolate brownies, easy vegan dessert, fudgy vegan brownies, vegan chocolate brownies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 12
Author Kat | The Loopy Whisk

Ingredients

  • 6.2 oz (175 g) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (75 g) coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) aquafaba (chickpea cooking water)
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) white sugar (Note 1)
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp (130 g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 ºF (175 ºC) and line a 8 x 8 inch square baking pan with baking/greaseproof paper.

  2. In a heat-proof bowl above simmering water, melt the chocolate and coconut oil. Set aside to cool until warm.

  3. In a stand mixer, or using a hand mixer with double beater attachments, whisk the aquafaba, sugar and cream of tartar for at least 10 minutes, until stiff peaks form.

  4. Fold the melted chocolate into the whipped aquafaba until you get an even mixture with no streaks of chocolate. Be gentle here - you don't want to lose too much air!

  5. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and add to the chocolate mixture. Gently fold everything together until you get a smooth mixture with no flour clumps.

  6. Transfer to the lined baking pan, and smooth out the top with a spatula or spoon.

  7. Bake in the pre-heated oven at 350 ºF (175 ºC) for 18 - 22 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick still comes out slightly "dirty" (with plenty of moist crumbs).

  8. Allow to cool slightly, and serve - preferably with some vegan ice cream and salted caramel sauce. (See Note 2.)

Recipe Notes

Note 1: If you’re a vegan who’s concerned about bone char used in refining sugar, you can see a list of companies that don’t use bone-char filters on the PETA website.

Note 2: For the vegan ice cream, I've blended 2 frozen bananas with a few tablespoons coconut cream, and froze the (n)ice cream again for 1 - 2 hours. It's easy and super delicious!

For the vegan salted caramel sauce, I've caramelised 100 g white sugar until melted and dark golden in colour, and then added a few tablespoons of coconut cream until I reached the desired consistency. (To check the consistency, spoon a small amount of the caramel sauce on a plate and allow to cool. The sauce should be pourable, but no too runny.) Remember: it's easier to add more coconut cream than to take it away!

The Best Vegan Chocolate Brownies. Ever. - These vegan chocolate brownies will blow your mind. Decadent, fudgy and with an intense chocolate flavour, they are everything you’d want a brownie to be. Perfect with a scoop of vegan ice cream and smothered in a vegan salted caramel sauce. Fudgy brownies recipe. Easy brownie recipe. Caramel brownies. Vegan brownie recipe. Vegan desserts. Chocolate dessert recipes. Vegan recipes. Dairy free desserts. #brownies #vegan #dairyfree #chocolate #dessert The Best Vegan Chocolate Brownies. Ever. - These vegan chocolate brownies will blow your mind. Decadent, fudgy and with an intense chocolate flavour, they are everything you’d want a brownie to be. Perfect with a scoop of vegan ice cream and smothered in a vegan salted caramel sauce. Fudgy brownies recipe. Easy brownie recipe. Caramel brownies. Vegan brownie recipe. Vegan desserts. Chocolate dessert recipes. Vegan recipes. Dairy free desserts. #brownies #vegan #dairyfree #chocolate #dessert

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.