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Fudgy Guinness Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache Recipe

This Fudgy Guinness Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache Recipe features rich, honey-sweetened chocolate brownies to balance out the flavor of stout.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 206kcal





  • For the brownies, preheat the oven to 325F; line an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with 2 pieces of parchment paper so that it hangs over all 4 sides.
  • Add the stout to a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until it’s reduced to about 1/3 cup. Beat together the butter, honey, sugar, reduced stout, vanilla, and eggs. Sift in the cocoa powder, salt, and flour, and stir to combine.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared dish and bake until set along the outside, but a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out moist with a bit of batter, about 25 to 30 minutes. Cool to room temperature before topping with the ganache.
  • For the ganache, melt the chocolate, heavy cream, butter, and honey together in a double boiler or microwave and stir together until smooth. Let the ganache cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate briefly to chill (just until it’s spreadable like frosting).
  • Spread the ganache onto the cooled brownies and let it set before cutting and serving.


  • Use a kitchen scale (you can find a relatively inexpensive kitchen scale that will do the job!) to measure your chocolate and cream to make ganache.
  • Store the brownies covered at cool room temperature, or in the fridge if it's during the middle of summer. Let them come to room temperature before serving.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg