Secret Ingredient Brownies

Recipe: (makes 24 cupcakes)

150g Butter
100g Dark chocolate
1 teaspoon Instant coffee granules
3 Large eggs
200g Brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons Cocoa powder
85g Chickpea flour (also known as gram or garbanzo flour)
100g Chocolate chips/chunks
50g Chopped hazelnuts (optional)


  1. Place cupcake cases (I've used muffin sized cases) in a cupcake tin and pre-heat your oven to 170C/Gas mark 3. Or grease and flour a 9" by 9" square baking tin.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat. Remove from heat and add the dark chocolate and coffee granules. Stir until the chocolate is melted and set aside to cool.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and salt in another bowl.
  5. Add the egg mix to the chocolate/butter mix until combined.
  6. Add the flour mix and chocolate chunks/nuts and stir until smooth.
  7. Pour into cupcake cases 2/3rds full (or the square baking tin) and bake cupcakes for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. (if using a square baking tin cook for about 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean).