Fairtrade Chocolate Mocha Brownies

Rich and gooey, these brownies hit the spot when you want an indulgent chocolate fix. Serve on their own, with ice cream, or cut into tiny squares to serve with after dinner coffee.


  • 250g Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 200g Fairtrade dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 rounded tsp Fairtrade instant espresso powder
  • 1½ tsp Fairtrade vanilla extract
  • 110g plain flour
  • 1 rounded tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 110g pecans (roughly chopped)
  • Fairtrade cocoa powder (to dust)

You will also need a 20cm (8″) brownie tin greased and the base lined with parchment paper.


Preheat the oven to 190°C/Fan170°, 375°F, Gas Mark 5.

Combine the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl and melt together, set over a pan of simmering water for a few minutes. Don’t let the bowl touch the water. Alternatively, melt it in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir well and leave to cool a little.

Lightly beat together the eggs and Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Light Muscovado Sugar in a bowl with a fork. Pour in the melted chocolate mixture and beat to combine. Sprinkle over the espresso powder, add the vanilla extract and mix. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt, stir and then mix in the nuts.

Tip into the brownie tin and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 20 minutes or until a crust has formed. Remove, leave to cool for 2 hours, then cover with cling film and chill for at least another 2 hours.

Turn out of the tin, discard the parchment and trim the edges, cut into squares, lightly dust with cocoa and serve.