Vegan Chocolate Brownies

Plate piled high with chocolate brownies

Delicious, moist, very chocolatey vegan chocolate brownies, this batch with nuts and sultanas

A recipe for the kind of world famous cakes you can expect on our #ForestGarden tour!


  • 250g plain flour
  • 350g demerara sugar
  • 65g plain cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 250ml water
  • 250ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Pour in water, vegetable oil and vanilla; mix until well blended. Spread evenly in a 23 x 33cm baking tin.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is no longer shiny. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into squares.


  • Add grated zest of an orange, substitute some of the water with the orange juice.
  • Add nuts, dried fruit etc. as is your wont.