Get into the Christmas spirit with these easy brownies. The simple addition of icing and candy canes will brighten everyone’s day!

20 min
40 min



  1. 200g good quality dark cooking chocolate
  2. 200g unsalted butter, chopped
  3. 3 large eggs, lightly whisked
  4. 3 tsp Queen Vanilla Bean Paste
  5. 1 cup (150g) plain flour, sifted
  6. 1/4 cup (30g) cocoa powder, sifted
  7. 1 cup (220g) caster sugar


  1. Dr Oetker. Royal Icing
  2. Candy Canes, roughly chopped

Method - Brownie

  1. Step 1

    Pre-heat oven to 170°C (fan forced) and grease and line a 20cm square brownie pan. Alternatively, grease a rectangular mini-loaf tray or brownie pan liberally with cooking spray.

  2. Step 2

    Place dark chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on medium power for 30 second intervals, stirring in between until chocolate is melted, approx. 2-3 minutes. Add eggs, sugar and Vanilla Bean Paste to chocolate mixture and whisk well to combine.

  3. Step 3

    Sift flour and cocoa powder into chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 40 minutes or until crumbs cling to a skewer inserted into the centre of the brownie. Remove from oven and cool in pan completely before cutting into pieces.

Method - Icing

  1. Step 1

    Prepare Royal Icing according to packet instructions then use a teaspoon to drizzle over the top of cut brownie squares. Sprinkle crushed candy canes over each brownie square before icing dries. Once dry, store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

We love Dr.Oetker Royal Icing. It’s the same Queen recipe you know and love, with brand new packaging by our sister brand, Dr. Oetker.

See their full range of products on the Dr.Oetker Australia website.

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