Bronuts (15/04/22)

Last week I mentioned bronuts. Yes, you read that right. Chocolate brownies that look like doughnuts!  So if you have a favourite brownie recipe, all you need is a silicone doughnut mould and crack on with your recipe. I found a bronut recipe online that seemed to me to be fairly fast and inexpensive. It’s essentially a brownie recipe, so you can make delicious, fudgy brownies too. Picture is my effort! You really cannot make a silk purse out of a sows ear! 😂


  • 115g butter
  • 220g sugar
  • 70g plain flour (I only had self-raising, so I used that)
  • 50g good quality cocoa
  • 2 large eggs
  • Tablespoon veg oil
  • Teaspoon vanilla


  1. Heat the butter and oil in a pan (hot, not boiling), mix in the sugar and whisk for 1 minute.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla and whisk again for 1 minute.
  3. Sift the cocoa and flour into the mix and fold in. At this point add in extras like chocolate chunks, fruit and nuts or your favourite chocolate bar in chunks.
  4. Bake at 170(fan) for 15 mins OR 25-30 mins in a traybake.
  5. Pop in fridge once cool and allow to cool fully. Depending on size, make a bronut sandwich with 2 bronuts using fillings like biscoff or Nutella.
  6. Decorate with melted chocolate, icing, biscoff/Nutella type spreads – anything that takes your fancy and lends itself to a decorated doughnut look. I treat this more as a pudding than a treat with a cuppa but if you have a mini doughnut mould they would be a nice wee treat.

Recipe by Chelle Holmes

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