Cabernet Ganache Swirled Brownies! Chocolate and Cabernet come together at last in brownie form! Rich, chocolaty and decadent!

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It’s been a long time since I posted a chocolate recipe. Like too long. And it’s been even longer since I posted a brownie recipe. And since brownies are so meant to be enjoyed on a Friday… I made us brownies. Chocolate. Wine. Brownie.

When I came across up this recipe earlier in the week, it struck a chord with my inner chocolate and wine cravings… and I needed the pair to be together like something fierce.

So I made brownies. With wine, plus Cabernet.

TO Make These Cabernet Ganache Swirled Brownies:

  • unsalted butter, divided
  • unsweetened chocolate, evenly chopped
  • granulated sugar
  • eggs
  • pure vanilla extract
  • cabernet sauvignon wine
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • kosher salt
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips

But first, the ever dreaded line-the-13×9-baking-pan step. Do it, get it over with and move on.

You’ll need 4 ounces of unsweetened chocolate.

Chop it up all purty and uniform like.

Toss it into a sauce pan with 3/4 cup of unsalted butter. Butter and chocolate… I could stop here… but then I’d miss the wine. Ummmm yeah no thanks.

I melted the two together over low heat just until they are smoooooooooth and silky.

See the silkiness?

To the melted buttery-chocolate I added in 2 cups of granulated sugar.

And one by one I added in 3 large eggs, whisking after each egg.

Eeeek! Then comes the wiiiiiiine. Pour in a 1/2 cup of Cabernet. Then fill your glass back up and sip… and sip…. and sip.

Add in a teaspoon of vanilla and scootch off to the side.

Then in a large bowl, I combined the cup of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of both baking soda and kosher salt.

I then poured that drunken chocolate into the dry ingredients.

Annnnd mixed.

There will be a few lumps… but don’t worry about those!

Spread 2/3 of the brownie batter into your prepared pan and just move right on to the wine ganache! Yup you heard ME… wine ganache!!

I started by adding 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter to a small sauce pan…

Then 3/4 of a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks.

And then three tablespoons more of Cabernet.

I stirred this over low heat until melt-y and smooth.

I spooned it all over the top of the brownie batter…

Before adding the rest of the batter over THAT.

Smoothed it all out…

Then I took a knife and did some swirls.

I may have gone overboard… so only go two or three turns through the pan.

See… I sort of lost the whole swirl effect. Bummer.

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Bake. Cool. Cut. Divide. Devour.

I think you’ll love these Cabernet Ganache Swirled Brownies as much as I do!

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And drink these fudgy wine-infused brownies with a glass of Cab.

Enjoy! And if you give this Cabernet Ganache Swirled Brownies recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Cabernet Ganache Swirled Brownies
Yield: 12 servings

Cabernet Ganache Swirled Brownies

Chocolate and Cabernet come together at last!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, evenly chopped
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons cabernet sauvignon wine
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Make The Brownies:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13x9 baking dish with parchment paper and grease with either butter or your misto and set aside.
  2. In a medium size sauce pan over low heat; melt the 3/4 cup of butter and the 4 ounces of chopped unsweetened chocolate.
  3. Once the chocolate has melted and is smooth add in the two cups of sugar.
  4. Add in the three eggs, whisking after each addition.
  5. Stir in Vanilla and the half cup of Cabernet.
  6. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  7. Pour the chocolate/sugar mixture into the bowl, stir until all the ingredients are incorporated and set aside.

Make the ganache:

  1. In a small sauce pan combine the 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 3 tablespoons of butter and the 3 tablespoons of Cabernet. Heat over low and stir constantly until smooth and silky.
  2. Spread 2/3 of the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Spoon the wine-ganache over top. Pour remaining 1/3 batter over the ganach and spread with a knife or offset spatula.
  3. With a sharp knife make a couple zig-zags through the brownies to create a swirl pattern then place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes {In my oven it was more like 25 minutes so watch carefully!}.
  4. Let cool completely before removing the brownies.
    cut and serve!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 2gSugar: 39gProtein: 4g

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