The Richie Brownie is legendary slice we created and named after a very special All Black. This brownie has been a long-standing favourite at Ripe, we have been serving it up for nearly 15 years!! The Richie Brownie is from our Ripe Recipe Book – A Third Helping


2 cups (440g) CASTER SUGAR
1 ¼ cups (190g) PLAIN FLOUR
1 cup (100g) COCOA Powder
1 ½ cups (300g) CREAM CHEESE
1 ¼ cups (200g) WHITE CHOCOLATE


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Grease and line a 20 x 30cm high-sided slice tin with baking paper.

Melt the butter and chocolate together by either: placing the butter and chocolate into a heatproof bowl, placed over a saucepan of simmering water on a medium heat. Alternatively, use your microwave; melt the chocolate and butter together on a high heat, in short bursts of 20 – 30 seconds for a minute or so until just melted. Stir until well combined, set aside to cool a little.

In a large mixing bowl using a whisk or a handheld electric beater, whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla together for a few minutes until thick and creamy.

Sift the flour and cocoa powder over the egg mixture. Using a large metal spoon stir until smooth and glossy. Stir through the melted chocolate mixture until it is just combined. Note: don’t over mix it – that is the downfall of many a brownie!

Melt the cream cheese, white chocolate and oil together using one of the methods mentioned above. Using a whisk or handheld electric beater, mix until well combined and smooth.

Pour half of the chocolate brownie mixture into the slice tin. Dollop large spoonfuls of the cream cheese mix onto the brownie. Carefully spread the cream cheese out until it covers the brownie. Pour the remaining brownie mixture over the top. Carefully spread the brownie mixture over the top so it covers the white chocolate layer. If this is too fiddly you can just marble brownie mixture through the white chocolate.

Place in the oven to bake for 35 - 45 minutes, or until just starting to set in the middle and a glossy crust has formed. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for at least an hour before cutting.

 Love the Ripe Team. 


Delivery Info For Catering

Our 'Delivery System' uses your post code to work out the cost of delivery.

The Rates & Zones Are:

Local Area  - $15 -  Grey Lynn & Ponsonby - Postcodes 1021, 1011

Zone 1  $25 The CBD - Postcode 1010 - due to the terrible traffic congestion in the CBD please be kind & patient with our drivers, we cannot control the traffic - it is in your best interest to select a delivery time that is at least 35 minutes earlier than when you are planning on serving the food  & let us know if there is a loading bay or park we can use to unload the catering.

Zone 2  $25 - Postcodes 1022,1023,1024,1025,1026, 1050,1051,1052

Zone 3  $35 - Postcodes 0600, 0602, 0618, 0614, 0610, 0612, 1041, 1042, 1061, 1060, 1072, 1071, 2010, 2012, 2014, 0604, 0626, 0627, 0622, 0624, 0642, 0620, 0630, 0629, 0632, 0645, 0641

Please Note: these are the only areas we are delivering to at present. If you are further afield and your postcode is not listed, please give us a call and ask to speak to our Catering manager as we may be able to help by arranging a courier for you - 09 3606159

There is a minimum spend of $60 for any delivery.

If your address postcode doesn't match any of the above you will see an error message when you go to pay that will look like this....


To solve this issue ring us and let us know that you are not in our delivery zones and we will either offer to book you a driver/courier with the applicable charges. Or you can make an order from the 'Curbside Pickup Menu' instead and come collect your order from us.