How to Make the Best Tiger Brownies

How to Make the Best Tiger Brownies

If you’re looking for something different to do for a children’s birthday party or special event, then tiger brownies are a great choice. They’re visually impressive and delicious, so why not get your bake on? Tiger brownies are also an appropriate travel snack if you’re going to see The Tiger Who Came To Tea on tour, which is currently one of the best days out in North Finchley. Book your tickets today to join in the fun and don’t forget to load up your bag with some tasty things to eat. After all, kids are always hungry – just like tigers.

Step One: Make the Brownie Mix

To make the best tiger brownies, you’ll need the best brownie batter. So head to the shops and buy the following ingredients.

  • 185g unsalted butter
  • 185g best dark chocolate
  • 85g plain flour
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 50g white chocolate
  • 50g milk chocolate
  • 3 large eggs
  • 275g golden caster sugar

From there, you’ll need to:

  • Heat the oven to 180C
  • Pop the butter and dark chocolate into a glass bowl. Sit this over the top of a saucepan filled with hot water and put over a low heat until the chocolate and the butter have melted together. Stir occasionally.
  • Next, break the eggs into a large bowl and pour in the golden caster sugar. Whisk with an electric mixer until thick and creamy. Once the chocolate mixture has cooled to room temperature, pour this into the egg and sugar bowl, and mix together gently.
  • You’ll then need to sift the flour and cocoa into the mixture. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients using a figure of eight motion to keep the air locked inside. The mixture should look quite thick and fudgy. Once it reaches this stage, you can then stir in the white and chocolate chunks.
  • Put the mixture to the side while you make the coloured filling. This will contrast with the brownie mixture to create a tiger-stripe effect.

Step Two: Make the Filling

To make the filling combine 6oz cream cheese with 1/3 cup of sugar, 2 teaspoons of grated orange peel, 1 egg, 8 drops of red food colouring and 8 drops of yellow food colouring. Mix it all together and you should have an orange coloured filling.

Step Three: Assemble the Brownie Mix

Once the two mixtures are ready you can grease a tin (we recommend 13x9 inches). Fill the bottom of the tin with half of the brownie mixture. Then, spread the filling over the brownie mixture before topping it off with the rest of the brownie batter. To create a marbled tiger-stripe effect, grab a knife and ripple it through the mixture in curves. Place the tin in the oven for around 25 minutes or until the brownie mixture is set. Leave to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Enjoy with your favourite warm drink!

If your little ones love tigers, they’ll adore this snack. They’ll also love a trip to the theatre. The Tiger Who Came To Tea is one of the top children’s activities in London and one of the best things to do with the kids in Leicester. This delightful family show, packed with magic, sing-along songs and clumsy chaos, is now touring the UK following a successful West End stint.  So find tickets near you and enjoy a day to remember.


'This Tiger is the cat's meow'

The Times


'Perfectly pitched adaptation'

Daily Telegraph


'A delight from start to finish'

Time Out