Cacao Brownie (GF + vegan)

Cacao Brownie (GF + vegan)

AD: This recipe was developed for Camilles Cacao Love

As I am sitting on my couch and the rain is pouring down outside, I thought to share this wonderful Cacao Brownie (GF + vegan) recipe with you. It’s perfect for a cozy afternoon inside with a book and a cup of tea while enjoying the dripping sound of the rain outside.

Cacao Brownie
Cacao Brownie

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Cacao Brownie (GF + vegan)

This brownie has it all. A beautiful crust and gooey texture – and lots of cacao of course. Yum!
Course: cake, Dessert, Sweet Treat
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Luna Linnemann


  • 200 g cacao *
  • 100 g nut butter (I use roasted hazelnut butter – link for video below in comments)
  • 200 g pitted dates
  • 4 dl plant milk
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 6 tbsp strong coffee (or water)
  • 100 g oat or almond flour (GF if necessary)
  • 25 g coconut sugar or 50 maple syrup (can be left out, but is what gives the cake the crust and a little more sweetness)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  • Turn the oven to 175°C convection.
  • In a small bowl, mix the ground flax seed and coffee/water and set aside. (This is a vegan egg replacement, which will make the dough stick better together.)
  • Measure the cacao (150 g) and blend with nut butter and plant milk on high speed for 2 minutes, until it's creamy.
  • Add in the dates and blend again until smooth.
  • Line a 20 cm x 20 cm baking tin with baking paper.
  • Chop the 50 g of cacao roughly.
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add in all the wet ingredients, Mix with a spatula until combined. Pourinto baking tin and bake in the middle of the oven for 40-45min. Use a knife to test whether the cake doesn't stick. If so, then it needs a few more minutes (unless you enjoy it extra gooey).
  • Can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 week.


* If you don’t have cacao, you can use plain chocolate 100 % instead. The composition may be a bit different, as they usually add more cacao butter to make it cheaper and thus the fat content can be higher than in cacao, so the recipe may turn out slightly different, but it should still work to create a beautiful brownie.
See my video for hazelnut butter in the making on instagram here

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