Deep Dish Hot Fudge Gluten Free Brownies for Two

5 from 10 votes
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Gluten free brownies for two are perfect whether you are looking to make a special meal for just you and your sweetie, are having a good friend over, or are cooking for yourself and don’t want to have a ton of leftovers. These rich and fudgy, ooey gooey Deep Dish Hot Fudge Gluten Free Brownies for Two have a fairly simple ingredient list and they’ll be loved by everyone!

Recipes for two are a brilliant idea if you are planning a date night in. Often these special meals require a bit more work or perhaps more expensive ingredients, so paring it down to serve just you and a special someone make sit easier and more economical.

Plus, dessert for two means I don’t have a bunch leftover in my freezer, which still is home to several of these and these because I made wayyyy too many Christmas cookies.

As a food blogger, I have a love/hate relationship with holidays. Yes, I do savory and sweet recipes here, but when it comes to holidays, I want to make treats. And when I make dessert, well, as I told you the other day, I eat the dessert.

Even the failures (this was THE BEST FAILURE EVER!!). I also take 87 billion photos and then have to pare them down and edit them. And then I still want to post them all. And then I snap a few for Instagram and by the time I’m ready for the “real” photos shoot, this lovely perfectly puffed, crackly-topped brownie…

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Totally sunk in the middle. But you know what, these are still a total success because not only did I achieve crackly-top brownie perfection, these brownies also had the perfect fudgy (not cake) texture, plus the gooey hot fudge center that I was going for. I mean, when you have hot fudge IN THE MIDDLE of your brownie, you gotta expect a little collapsing, right? If it bothers you that much, fill it up with ice cream.

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Actually I have one of these brownies in the freezer with a scoop of ice cream in it because I was going to include some photos of that too, and, shhh, food blogger photography tip – if you don’t want your ice cream to melt all over your brownie while you are taking pictures (and undoubtedly tending to a whining preschooler or crying baby mid-photo shoot), don’t put the ice cream on the hot brownie. It’ll look the same even if it’s frozen. Of course, then you have a week like I did with three snow days for the aforementioned preschooler, and an insufficient amount of napping leading to an excessive amount of crankiness for the aforementioned baby and, you know, the planned a la mode photo shoot never happens.

Also, then I’d have more photos to edit, which requires even more time that I don’t have. And then the ice cream would be melting, so naturally I’d have to immediately consume said brownie. Which would mean that I would have consumed two of the Gluten-Free Deep Dish Hot Fudge Brownies.. for two, since naturally The Bug and I had to taste test and ice cream-less one shortly after I took the photos, you know, just to make sure I had achieved hot fudge center perfection.

Mission: Accomplished

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So eat them straight out of the oven, top them with ice cream – your call. Just make them. They take no time, you won’t have an entire pan that you pick at for the rest of the day week. And as far as the gluten free aspect of it – don’t let that stress you out. Look at this ingredient list – nothing crazy. And use the rest of the brown rice flour to make cauliflower wings, since that totally cancels out the brownies.

Speaking of inspiration, how about I inspire you to have a bite of chocolate awesomeness?

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5 from 10 votes

Gluten-Free Deep Dish Hot Fudge Brownies for Two

Gluten-Free Deep Dish Hot Fudge Brownies for Two are a perfect fudgy chocolate treat for you and your sweetie!
Servings: 2


  • 1/4 cup 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup + 2 tsp semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp almond flour/meal
  • 1 Tbsp brown rice flour
  • Optional ice cream or whipped cream for serving if desired.


  • Preheat oven to 325°F and place two 6-ounce ramekins on a baking sheet (just in case).
  • Melt the butter and 2/3 cup chocolate chips in a medium bowl over simmering water and stir until smooth. Remove the bowl from the pan and let cool.
  • Combine the egg and sugar in a medium bowl and whisk until thick and lighter in color.
  • While whisking, gradually add the melted chocolate, then whisk in the salt, vanilla, almond meal, and rice flour.
  • Divide the batter between the two ramekins and place 1 tsp chocolate chips in the center of each ramekin, pressing down lightly.
  • Bake at 325°F for 18-22 minutes or until not quite set, and the tops crackle.
  • Let cool slightly before serving, topping with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.



Here is how I would round out my special Valentine’s Day dinner…

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Plus check out all of these amazing #SundaySupper Valentine’s Day recipes for two…

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  1. Dottie Ricketson

    5 stars
    OMG I am in a sugar/chocolate coma as I write this because I literally just put my spoon down from eating this for my husband and my 15th anniversary dinner! So incredibly quick and easy and AMAZING! I was not familiar with your blog but will look at more recipes after that! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

  2. 5 stars
    Whoa that is 24 tsp of sugar per serving. OK OK I get it. Sometimes you need a treat. So I am thinking how about 1-2 tsp of Ceylon Cinnamon in the Brownie? It cuts the sugar and chocolate works well with Cinnamon. And because Ceylon Cinnamon is subtle and not overly harsh like ordinary Cassia Cinnamon it works extremely well. It blends well with an aroma to die for. And finally pair it with a cup of Ceylon Cinnamon tea.

    1. Brianne Cupcakes & Kale Chips

      You hit the nail on the head! Sometimes it’s OK to indulge. 🙂 I love your idea about using Ceylon cinnamon, though!

  3. Judy

    This looks GREAT!! Do you know if I could sub Stevia for the sugar and Ghee or coconut oil for the butter?


  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is wonderful. I don’t use rice flour because of the arsenic and high glycemic index. I substituted the rice flour for sorghum flour and it worked great. I think I could also use millet. Thanks for sharing!

  5. ishwariya

    What can i substitute instead of rice flour and almond meal? i am not particular about gluten free… its a lowly recipe and dying to try it..

  6. Cathy

    Hi, Just wanted to let you know I’m sharing your wonderful recipe in a Gluten-Free Recipe RoundUp tomorrow! Have a terrific weekend!
    Cathy at

  7. Nicole

    This looks amazing. I really want to try these but my son is allergic to almonds. Is there something I could use instead of the almond flour. I am new to gluten-free baking and really don’t know much about the different flours yet.

  8. Tiffany

    Hi – thank you so much for sharing – these look delicious! I was wondering if you thought I might be able to prepare these earlier in the day and put them in the fridge in the ramekins and then bake during dinner? I definitely plan to make them for Valentine’s day but would prefer not to interrupt the evening by making dessert! Thanks!

    1. Hmm, I haven’t tried that. Not sure how well it would work because the melted chocolate would re-solidify, but perhaps you could slightly underbake, then warm them up in the microwave or for a few minutes in the oven.

  9. EllenCF

    5 stars
    LOVE the advice on “if the sunken center bothers you fill it with Ice Cream”. Since I am carb restricted due to diabetes I’d fill it with whipped cream…. looks amazing!!!!!

  10. Laura

    Your post reminds me of my life right now. I use to have a goal for my blog that I would get better with my photo shoots but the older my daughter got and the more I started working the less time I had for my blog. I finally decided to not worry about the photography, that will come when I have time again in my life. (When ever that is) At least you know you have a sneaky treat in the freezer for those crazy days when you need some chocolate.

  11. You had me at gluten free, but I think these are the best darn brownies I’ve ever seen – pinning to make immediately! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  12. Oh, yeah, these are winners!!! Ice cream is a PAIN to photograph, but thank goodness these brownies are gorgeous (and perfectly gooey) even without it 🙂

  13. Oh my! Just looking at that gooey chocolate center made my mouth water. Great job on the photos and I can relate to what we have to do for the photo sessions.

  14. Who in the world can quibble about a well in the middle of a brownie filled with fudgy goodness?

    Thank you for sharing the recipes for these gluten-free wonders, Brianne.

    Hope your Valentine’s Day includes a gift of rest for a hardworking blogger mom =)

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