Red Wine Brownies

If you’ve ever had brownies with red wine in the batter, then these are for you. These chocolatey treats will be perfect served on Valentine’s Day or any day that needs a little bit of romance!

These raspberry and red wine brownies are a perfect dessert. They are delicious, easy to make, and they look amazing!

I can’t believe I haven’t uploaded a brownie recipe in months. What’s the matter with me? What happened to my sanity? Thank goodness I’m back with these DAMN GOOD RED WINE BROWNIES. Hubba hubba, hubba hubba, hubba hubba, 

I frequently battle with the option of whether to have beverages or dessert as a female who tries to keep active. Because, well, I’d want to have both. But, in an effort to avoid overindulging, I often select one over the other. Do you agree, ladies? You’re aware of what I’m referring about!

Well, no more, since this homemade brownie recipe combines the best of both worlds: a boozy red wine brownie. It’s guuud guuud guuud guuud guuud guuud gu

Why is it so good? Obviously, it’s due of the red wine. Furthermore, this red wine brownie recipe uses less butter in favor of more chocolate. The chocolate serves as a fat in the dish as well as providing the chocolate taste, resulting in a decadent brownie.

I also used a good cocoa powder (Rodelle Baking Cocoa, which is the only cocoa powder I use). This is not a paid article, despite the fact that I am a brand ambassador for them; I am just in love with their products and can’t recommend them strongly enough).

Finally, brown sugar is a must-have. It provides a delightful warmth that granulated sugar simply can’t match. Brown sugar is nearly always used in my brownie recipes, and I recommend that you do the same—just replace it 1:1.


Instructions for preparing red wine brownies

Use unsalted butter—I like to use unsalted butter in my brownies because I want to be able to manage the amount of salt in them. I usually add a sprinkle of salt to bring out the rich chocolate taste, but a pinch of salt on top of salted butter is a little excessive, don’t you think?

Use room temperature ingredients—you want the brownies to start cooking right away when you put them in the oven. If you use refrigerated eggs and butter, the brownies will need to warm up in the oven before cooking, resulting in an uneven bake.

Use a decent quality red wine—You don’t have to spend a fortune on wine, but anything better than a two-buck chuck is an excellent choice. Remember, the better the ingredients, the greater the flavor of these red wine brownies!

Bake until largely done—These brownies should be baked until they’re partly done, but not completely done. To check, insert a knife into the center of the pan and remove the brownies if it comes out mainly clean. They’ll continue to cook in the hot pan and become quite fudgy and juicy.


Anywho. Given that it’s Monday, I’m bound to watch The Bachelor with a group of women (go ahead, criticize me; I despise myself) while munching on these red wine brownies. The. Best. Night. Of. My. LIFE.



  • a half-cup of unsalted butter
  • 4 oz. chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar (light or medium)
  • 2 room temperature eggs
  • cocoa powder, 3/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • a half teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon extract de vanille
  • a quarter cup of red wine


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Using parchment paper or oil, line an 8′′x8′′ baking dish.
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Once melted, add the chopped chocolate and stir continually until it is fully melted.
  3. Brown sugar should be added to a standing mixer with a whisk attachment. With the mixer on medium speed, slowly pour the melted chocolate mixture into the brown sugar. With the mixer still running, add the eggs one at a time. Beat for 30 seconds, or until the batter lightens somewhat in color.
  4. Reduce the mixer to low and beat in the cocoa powder, flour, salt, vanilla extract, and wine for another 30 seconds.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean.

More fudgy brownie recipes may be found at:

How to Improve Boxed Brownies

Whole Wheat Brownies in the Bakery Style

Brownies with Beer

Mocha Brownies with Oreos and Coffee Frosting

Brownies with Blackberries and Cheesecake

Red Wine Brownies are a dessert that combines the flavors of chocolate and red wine. The brownie is topped with a layer of dark chocolate frosting and a layer of raspberry sauce. Reference: red wine desserts.

Frequently Asked Questions

What wine goes with brownies?

A: I recommend a wine that goes well with brownies, but it is not my place to make such recommendations.

Can I bake with wine?

A: It is not advisable to bake with wine. Wine may contain alcohol, which could ignite if the oven is too hot. Furthermore, this will affect your recipe as well and make it less desirable than intended.

Can I substitute alcohol for water in a brownie mix?

A: In the case of a cake or brownie recipe, yes.

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