browniesUpdate: I have changed this recipe slightly to produce a sturdier but still delicious brownie. See my best brownies recipe.

Recipe type: Dessert
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¾ cup sorghum flour (or rice flour)
  • ¼ cup sweet rice flour
  • ⅓ cup corn starch (or potato starch)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  1. In a large sauce pan, stir the butter and cocoa over low heat until melted.
  2. Remove from heat and, using a wooden spoon or stiff spatula, add the sugars. Stir in the vanilla.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flours, corn starch, baking powder, salt and xanthan gum. Add this to the sauce pan and stir until all the flour is moistened.
  5. Stir in the nuts.
  6. Spread the batter into a greased and rice floured 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  8. Cool before cutting.


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  1. jacobithegreat says

    I can’t tell from the picture… did these come out more cake-like or more fudge-like? Or a little of both?

  2. TheGlutenFreeHomemaker says

    Good question. A little bit of both. Using rice flour will make them more cake like and sorghum more fudge like. So these were on the fudgier side because I used sorghum.

  3. Klondike Sue says

    I can’t have chocolate or cocoa. Was going to try these but leave the cocoa powder out. Any suggestions on what I can (or should do I even need to) substitute? Thanks :-)

    • says

      You would need to add something because the cocoa powder acts sort of like a flour. I have never tried them without cocoa, though. You’ll have to experiment.

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