eggless crinkle top brownies

Best Eggless Crinkle Top Brownies

There has been no recipe as highly requested on TFD as eggless crinkle top brownies.

Now, if you’ve been baking brownies long enough, you’ll know that the very notion of eggless crinkle brownies is something of a paradox, as that beautiful crinkled crust owes its meringue-like aesthetic to the combination of eggs and sugar. Achieving a tissue-thin crinkle crust without eggs? It’s always been something of a Mission Impossible, even for the best bakers. Until now.

Regular contributor Shreya Gupta (Le Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef behind Essange Bakery) has cracked the challenge. The secret? Sweetened condensed milk!

How To Bake The Best Eggless Crinkle Top Brownies

No one can quite explain why, but condensed milk has often proven to be a perfect substitute for recipes for cakes and creamy fillings (such as lemon curd). Peg it down to its weird yet wonderful constitution, calibrated with a creamy sweetness that’s ideal for desserts. Here sweetened condensed milk holds the key to achieving a shiny crinkly top for eggless brownies too.

eggless crinkle brownies

Key Tips & Steps:

  • Melt butter and good quality baking chocolate over a double boiler until the mixture has just melted and comes together with a smooth and shiny consistency.
  • Let the butter and chocolate mixture cool down, before beating in the condensed milk. Make sure you continue whisking this mixture with an electric/ hand mixer for five minutes. By doing this, we are incorporating air into the batter which in turn will create the crinkle top for these eggless brownies.
  • Next, gently fold in the sieved dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder and baking powder) until just combined. Don’t over-mix at this stage as if you do so, you will let in air pockets into the batter and create cakey brownies (rather than a soft fudgy texture).
  • Pour the batter into a prepped 6″ baking pan and let it sit out for 5-10 minutes before baking at 180C for 20 minutes or so. Do not over-bake these brownies, as they will continue to bake (slightly) when removed from the oven.
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  • You can always fold in chopped walnuts or more chocolate chips at the end, before pouring the batter into the baking pan.
  • If you would like to add another dimension to these brownies, sprinkle on some sea salt before baking.

More Crinkle Crust Brownies

You may prefer this more recent recipe for eggless crinkle-top brownies, which are fabulously-fudgy and easier to stir together as the recipe relies only purely on cocoa powder (with no melting chocolate involved!).

Fudgy Eggless Crinkle Top Brownies
The easiest eggless recipe for perfect crinkle-topped brownies with a fudgy texture and pools of melted chocolate running through! Just one bowl required and no eggs or melting chocolate involved.
fudgy eggless crinkle brownies

Or if dietary or other restrictions do not prevent you from baking with eggs, you might prefer the following crinkle top brownie recipes instead:

Brown Butter Walnut Brownies
These gooey brownies are set apart by the nutty notes of browned butter and the gentle crunch of toasted walnuts! Just in case you needed any proof that these brownies are among the best we've ever baked – you needn't look further than the tissue-thin crinkled crust delicately layered on top.
brown butter walnut brownies
Triple Chocolate Mudslide Brownies
Using melted chocolate, pure cocoa powder and chocolate chips are all smart moves that add up to seriously chocolatey brownies. Thick and chunky, they’re as rich as you could wish for and brandished with a craveably-crinkled crust too!
best brownies recipe

eggless crinkle top brownies

Eggless Crinkle Top Brownies

Shreya Gupta | Essange
The only recipe you'll ever need if you've been looking to bake eggless brownies with shiny crinkle tops. The secret to achieving the highly sought-after tissue-thin crust lies in an unlikely but hero ingredient: sweetened condensed milk !
4.95 from 18 votes
Course Dessert
Servings 9 brownies


  • 120 gm chocolate (use good quality baking chocolate)
  • 40 gm butter
  • 200 gm condensed milk
  • 35 gm all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 20 gm cocoa powder


Start by creating a double-boiler to melt the chopped chocolate and butter

  • Heat about 2 inches of water in a saucepan. Once simmering, reduce the heat to medium low and add a heat-proof mixing bowl on top (placing it carefully so that the base is not touching the water). Add the chopped chocolate and butter, stirring regularly until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and set aside the bowl so that the melted chocolate can cool down.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Line a 6 inch square tin lined with baking paper and grease well.
  • Then add the condensed milk and beat for 5 minutes using a hand whisk or electric mixer
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder in a separate bowl. Give it a good whisk to make sure it is well-combined.
  • Now fold in the sieved dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and cocoa powder) into the chocolate mixture until there are no lumps. Don’t over-mix.
  • Pour into the baking tin and let this sit outside for 5-7 minutes. Optional: sprinkle on some sea salt!
  • Bake the brownies for 20 minutes (or so) until a toothpick emerges mostly clean (with a few fudgy crumbs attached).
  • Let the brownies cool down completely before slicing.


  • Double the recipe if using an 8 inch square pan.
  • If desired: fold in chopped walnuts before pouring the batter into the baking tin. You can also sprinkle on some sea salt to give these brownies another dimension.
  • For the ultimate treat, slather on salted caramel or banoffee sauce on top of the brownie before serving!
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About Shreya Gupta/ Essange

Founder & Pastry Chef, Shreya Gupta, completed her professional hospitality studies at ICCA Dubai and graduation from Le Cordon Bleu London. Specialising in customised cakes, cupcakes and desserts for all occasions, her Mumbai-based patisserie Essange champions desserts which are made with high quality ingredients and a whole lot of love. Intricate detailing, attention to design and emphasis on flavours above all else, ensures that everything looks every bit as exquisite as it tastes! Follow them on Instagram @_essange_.

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  1. Madhurya A Chitlur

    5 stars
    This recipe is heaven in itself!! 😍 So simple yet so sinful! 😍 Felt like a true pastry chef when this turned out so well! I’d been desperately looking to find an eggless crinkle top brownie recipe when this one knocked on my door! 🤤
    I’d bake this all year long, if need be😋
    Definitely a must try for all chocoholics! 🥳

  2. Bake-istry

    5 stars
    I tried the eggless crinkle top brownie which was just amazing. I was never able to get perfect crinkle top with right texture but this recipe is just perfect!!

  3. Freya savla

    5 stars
    these brownies were so easy to make. didnt take a lot of time or efforts either!! the taste of the brownie omg 🥺🥺🥺 would rate them 10/10

  4. Vishekha

    5 stars
    I was desperately looking for a good crinkle top brownie and trust me this recipe is where you end your search. This is the #1 recipe I came across.

  5. Shikha Krishna

    Hello, my middle of my brownies sank in the centre after I took it out of the oven. What do you think would have gone wrong?

    Await your reply.

  6. Varsha

    I really really loved the results that I got. Quick tip, I’d say it should be in the oven for 30 minutes and not 20 minutes. 30 minutes worked better for me. That’s all.

  7. Riya

    5 stars
    Best eggless brownie recipe ever, I tried around 5-6 different recipes but none of those ever gave the perfect brownie taste and texture but this recipe was amazing I’m soo happy I came across this. These are the best fudgy brownies you will ever make at home.

  8. Anisha Lokegaonkar

    Perfect recipe for eggless brownies. Would like to know more about its shelf life at room temperature if I want to send it to my friends.

  9. Palak Sood

    4 stars
    Hi ma’am
    I have a query regarding the eggless crinkle top brownies.
    Now doubt it is a heaven in taste but only in summers , here in Punjab during winters the brownies get so hard , that one can’t have it without. Warming it up .
    Please guide me with the solution for the same .

  10. Adi

    5 stars
    I found this recipe really useful and have made these brownies atleast 6 times now.
    And today when I was planning to bake these yummy brownies again, I realized I didn’t share a feedback!
    These are one of the best brownies I have ever had.
    I slightly increase the amount of all purpose flour though, but the brownies turn out amazing.
    Thanks for sharing this eggless recipe.

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