Chocolate Marmite Brownies

I haven’t done a recipe on here for ages – most of them are over on Bake Yummy but as the Cheetah Keeper helped me make them, I think their place is much deserved over here.  Chocolate Marmite Brownies – I appreciate I am about to divide the nation.  For those who are in the “Love It” camp think about the deliciousness of salted caramel, but created with chocolate and Marmite.  We are on to a winner.

These are inspired by the ones that Paul A Young makes – and sells for £5.50 a square (like a 3″ square square) and whilst I’m sure he’s using the finest dark chocolate there is, these ones are easy to make with supermarket ingredients.

Ingredients for Chocolate Marmite Brownies

475 g caster sugar

250g butter

200g dark chocolate >70% cocoa solids

5 eggs

125g plain flour

75g cocoa

2 heaped tablespoons of Marmite plus a teaspoon more for drizzling

How to make them

Line a 13×9″ (or 13×10″ if you don’t mind your Brownies thinner – these are very rich).  You could use a 12×8″ tin if it is deeper, you will need to add about 5-7 minutes to the cooking time depending on your oven.

Preheat your oven to 180C (160F), Gas 4

Remove from the heat and stir in the Marmite, eggs, cocoa and flour until smooth, glossy and well combined

Bake for around half an hour so the top is slightly crispy but it is still moist underneath.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool – the Brownie will become more dense as it cools.

Cut into pieces and serve.  Decorate with a sprinkling of icing sugar or edible glitter should you wish.

Serve still warm with ice cream, cream or perhaps some sweetened mascarpone.  Serve cold on it’s own or with whipped cream.

Dense and gooey in the middle – no strong taste of Marmite – just a hint, combining beautifully the saltiness with the sweetness of the sugar and chocolate.  I know I said I’d divide the nation – it’s a “Love It or Hate It” thing.  For us, it’s…


  1. Anya from The Healer and Older Single Mum says

    Really? Every time I see that ‘salted caramel’ I think of you but am yet to try it. The idea is growing on me but your endorsement goes a long way and it might bloodywell with this too! x

    • Jenny; Cheetahs In My Shoes & Just Photos By Me says

      go and try a Salted Caramel hot chocolate in Starbucks – that is an excellent introduction. Then try this ;)

  2. Carolyn says

    What flavor does the marmite give to the brownies or does it help with the texture? I have never seen a brownie recipe with marmite as an ingredient so my curiosity is piqued. The brownies look delicious so I may have to order a jar of marmite online somewhere.

    • Jenny; Cheetahs In My Shoes & Just Photos By Me says

      The Marmite gives an extra gooey denseness to the brownies (which seems to improve after a day or so) and the saltiness works with the chocolate (and sugar!) like salted caramel does. The smell is quite intense and it’s very decadent – small pieces to start off with. Every Marmite fan I’ve found have loved it

  3. Shell Louise says

    I’m not a fan of marmite and have never tried salted caramel; I have bought a box of salted caramel chocolates for the Christmas treat trolley so maybe if I like those I might get up the nerve to try these!
    They do look extremely lovely :)

  4. Actually Mummy... says

    They LOOK amazing, but I can’t get my head round Marmite in a cake. I may have to “sample” one before I try the recipe ;)

  5. Mammasaurus says

    *chuckles at Aisha*

    I reckon this is the sort of thing that could taste fab but comes under the list of things that sounds too odd to risk for most people.

    I may have to get baking to see for myself!


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