Brownie Christmas Trees (spelt or regular flour)

Five brownie Christmas trees on a wooden board

 

These brownie Christmas trees are so easy to make and decorate. And how pretty do they look? 

Let me tell you a secret: I use the same recipe for both my brownies and kladdkakor. The only difference between the two is how long they are baked. I like my brownies fudgy and not dry and dull. So, although my brownies do have a firmer texture compared to my super gooey kladdkakor, they are not really traditional brownies (as most of the world may recognise them, anyway).

 

Close up of a brownie Christmas tree

 

These brownie Christmas trees are so freakin’ fudgy. They cut nicely into wedges but at the same time, are very dense, rich, moist (yes, I said the “m” word. Nothing else really fits), and delicious. 

Not only are they easy to make but they are also a cinch to decorate. I bought ready made icing for these but in the past I have made my own royal icing (or used white chocolate). Decorate with whatever you fancy. And if your kids enjoy baking during the holidays, then this recipe is perfect to make with them.

 

If you liked this recipe, you might like my other festive treats:

 

Swedish Lussekatter

White chocolate cheesecake with sugared cranberries

Gingerbread chocolate honeycomb

Swedish saffron cake

 

 

 

Spelt Brownie Christmas Trees

Course Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 Christmas trees

Ingredients

Brownies:

  • 200g (¾ cup + 2 tbsp) butter (chopped)
  • 100g (3½ oz) dark chocolate
  • 100g (3½ oz) milk chocolate
  • 100ml ( ¼ cup + 3 tbsp) brewed coffee (or milk)
  • 3 eggs
  • 120g (½ cup + 2 tbsp) brown sugar
  • 120g (½ cup + 1 tbsp) white sugar
  • 80g (⅔ cup) spelt flour (see notes)
  • 30g (¼ cup) cocoa

Decoration (see note 2):

  • 8 candy canes
  • icing (make your own or use store bought)
  • sprinkles or any other kind of decoration

Instructions

Brownies:

  • Grease and line a 9" (23cm) springform pan.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 175°C / 350℉.
  • Add the butter and both chocolates to a pan and gently heat until everything has just melted.
  • Add the brewed coffee, stir, and set to one side.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and sugars together.
  • Pour in the melted chocolate/butter mixture and whisk quickly (just until combined).
  • Sift the flour and cocoa together, and stir into the wet ingredients (again, just until everything has come together - don't over-mix).
  • Pour into the prepared pan and bake for around 25 minutes.
  • When ready, the tops of the brownie will feel very firm but an inserted skewer will not be completely clean.
  • When ready, remove from the oven. Wait ten minutes and then remove the springform sides, then allow to cool completely (you may also find an hour or two in the fridge will make it easier to slice).

Decoration:

  • Slice into eight equal sized wedges (as you would a normal cake).
  • Chop the bottoms off the candy canes and stick them into the long side of the wedges.
  • Cover with whatever you are using to decorate. Enjoy!

Notes

 
  1. You can use spelt or regular flour for this recipe (just use the same amount).
  2. I haven't been specific about decorations because you can use whatever you like. A drizzle of white chocolate or a layer or frosting both work well. Then, sprinkle any other decoration you'd like to make the Christmas trees nice and festive. 
 
Disclaimer:
I have converted grams to cups/ounces/tablespoons using online converters. Although I have no reason to believe they are inaccurate, please be aware that I have not made the recipe with imperial measurements.
In addition, many ingredients are different in Europe compared to North America. I do all I can to offer possible alternatives and to ensure the best possible outcomes for everyone. However, results cannot always be guaranteed if you have not used the same ingredients, measurements or methods as me.
Lastly, I do everything I can to ensure that my recipes (and instructions) are accurate and easy to follow. However, I am human, and don't always get it right. If you notice anything strange, a mistake, or even a typo, please let me know in the comments. 

 

 

Brownie Christmas Trees (spelt or regular flour)Brownie Christmas Trees (spelt or regular flour)


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