Chocolate Rum & Raisin Brownies


Happy April Folks! I hope this month will be a happier month for everyone. I’d falsely believed that spring was here until a local guide told me that it’s going to be a long winter this year. Aw boo! Here I was ready to celebrate. No matter, I’ve got some goodies to chase the winter blues. It may be gloomy and grey outside but in here I’ve got flowers, ‘blue skies’, white puffy clouds and most importantly, rum and raisin brownies.

These are the most magnificent tasting brownies ever! You cannot imagine how good it smells when it’s baking. Rum and chocolate is mad. Forget mad, it’s lethal. Thank you Mary Moh of Keep Learning, Keep Smiling for spreading the good joy to this part of the world. Here’s my adaptation to Mary’s Rum & Raisin Brownies. duorumraisin02

Chocolate Rum & Raisin 'Boozy' Brownies
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Serves: 8
  • 300g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 200g butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup rum (I'd used a 38% alcohol content white rum)
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder to sprinkle on the brownies
  1. Soak raisins in the rum.
  2. Combine chocolate, butter and brown sugar into a pot and melt under low fire, stirring constantly. Once the mixture is smooth, set aside.
  3. Whisk by hand eggs, caster sugar and salt together in a bowl.
  4. Stir the chocolate mixture gradually into the eggs, whisking the eggs as you pour.
  5. Add flour, walnuts, rum and sultanas and stir until combined.
  6. Pour the brownie batter into a shallow tin lined with baking paper and bake at 180°C for about 15-20 minutes or when a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool, sprinkle with cocoa powder.
  8. Pop the brownies in the fridge for about 2 - 3 hours to get that chewy gooey center.



  1. says

    I love these gorgeously dreamy pictures, and brownies sound terrific. By the way, thanks for commenting on my blog – I’ve only lurked here before and love it.

  2. zuk says

    ooOOOoo… this sounds nice! Especially the chocolate and rum bits! Btw, what size of tray did you use?

  3. zuk says

    hey i just tried this recipe! it’s yumz! i used cheap jamaica rum tho. 40% alcohol! hahahaa….

  4. says

    oh, we share the same passions! Good food and photography! Precisely today I made Brownies with Rum scent to celebrate the good qualifications in an important project from my son. Not real rum because he doesn’t like it hehe. But they are quite good and I was thinking to publish the recipe sometime soon in my blog. Now I come to see yours and found this deliciousness I should try one of these days! wow! (and now madly love those bottles!)

    Nice to have you in the team! Will be great to share recipes! 😀


  5. Mable Tan says

    Van, you have a beautiful website. I’m now tempted to get mine done professionally! Thanks for dropping by and yes, let’s share recipes. Come be my guest blogger! 😀

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