Mexican Brownies Recipe

Brownies are always a family favorite, and if you and yours love spice in your life, mixing in a little heat is a real treat. This Mexican brownies recipe mixes the power of the cayenne pepper with delicious earthy chocolate.

It’s perfect with a creamy vanilla ice cream scoop on the side or double-down on the cocoa with some simple chocolate sauce (or try this spicy chocolate sauce recipe to double-down on this spicy dessert!)

Mexican Brownies

Give this spicy dessert a shot at your next summer barbecue or after a tasty  Mexican meal. It is sure to be a surprising hit.

Mexican Brownies

Mexican Brownies

Cayenne pepper oomph makes a bold dessert
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 18 servings
Calories 112 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  • Grease pan (9″ x 13″).
  • Melt the butter in a non-stick saucepan using low to medium-low heat. Do not boil.
  • Remove butter from heat and allow it to cool slightly.
  • Add eggs and sugar to the butter in sauce pan and stir until the mix is creamy.
  • Stir in cayenne pepper powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon, flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir until mix is smooth.
  • Slowly pour mix into greased pan making sure the it is evenly distributed.
  • Place pan in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • After cooking, let brownies rest and cool for 5 minutes before cutting.


Calories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 84mgPotassium: 40mgSugar: 11gVitamin A: 195IUCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.5mg


Keyword Cayenne Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on June 6, 2021 to include new content. It was originally published on May 17, 2014.