Alex's mega brownies

Alex's mega brownies

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


Makes 16-20
Ten-year-old Alex from London shares this recipe for easy, really rich brownies

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze un-iced only

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal164
  • fat9g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.16g
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  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten



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  • 75g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
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  • 3 tbsp milk



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  • 4 tbsp mixed white and milk chocolate chips
  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 75g full-fat soft cheese


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 20cm square brownie tin with baking parchment. Beat the butter and sugar together with an electric whisk, then add the eggs one by one. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder, and add the milk. Mix everything together, then stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon into the tin and level the top.

  2. Bake for 30 mins, or until the top is set, then cool completely. To make the topping, melt the milk chocolate, cool a little, then mix it with the soft cheese. Spread over the cooled brownies and cut into small squares – these are very rich.

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Comments (35)

AlexD8282's picture

thanks Alex (not me but you the Alex whom created the brownies) for this quick and easy recipe that taste lovely

erinmorrison95's picture

Made this recipe this morning, it is quick and easy but produces cake like brownies rather than the more dense fudgy brownies i was looking for! A nice result but will try a different recipe next time.

henavissian's picture

Oh my gosh, simply stunning!! Easy peasy but so seriously yummy. I used half milk (galaxy) and half Bournville for the topping as that's what I had in. I wouldn't change a thing.

Great recipe with fabulous results. All my old brownie recipes are now redundant!!!

_nicolaj_'s picture

I made these as a spontaneous bake, without the chocolate topping. They were delicious and super quick and easy to make, will definitely try them with the topping next time :)

little chef's picture

I made this into a brownie cake and used greek yogurt instead of cream cheese. It was so chocolaty I felt sick just looking at it! A truly magnificent recipe

emsomafa's picture

I usually don't like brownies because they are too heavy, BUT those are so delicious and light in comparison (only poured half of the icing). I loved them, as did my six-year-old daughter and her friend.
I wanted to bake some more of those yesterday. Having no more cocoa powder I just tried with what I had and replaced it by 50g ground almonds. The result may not be as chocolaty as the actual recipe but tastes great.

inkedpixi's picture

I've never made brownies before and I found the recipe easy to use and you use minimal ingredients. They taste amazing and I was able to cut it into 30 pieces! I don't think that they need the extra topping but you could easily substitute the chocolate drops for: Smarties, bits of Mars bar, crushed Malteasers the list is absolutely endless! Thank you Alex for this amazing recipe!

theewok's picture

One word!!! WOW! Made these for my cousins when they came for lunch and they loved them! Made them again for friends who came for dinner and they loved them! Made them again for a lunch I went to and everyone there loved them!!! These brownies never fail

karinb543's picture

Easy to make and they taste so good!

Zoe N's picture

Made these yesterday, first time I've ever found a recipe myself and made it all on my own, and they were perfect! Even my dad liked them, and he usually always has a criticism when I try and make something, so that shows how wonderful this recipe is. Makes gorgeous brownies, even though I didn't add the topping, thank you Alex :)

bumblebeeje's picture

I personally think these Brownie's are excellent, well done Alex!
They use less butter and less chocolate than some other recipes but the result is great, moist and very chocolately.
I didn't put the icing on top, just a Smartie as gooseberrycrumble suggested and they look great.
When I make them again I think I will try adding some chopped walnuts....
Easy to make, give them a go.

gooseberrycrumble's picture

Yet to taste them myself but apparently they're yummy! Cut them into 20. Would look nice with a Smartie on each one, I think!

davidfi61's picture

Just out of this world, give it a try you won't be sorry

moonpop's picture

Perfect and simple, the boys enjoyed it!

iansuerobertson's picture

Brilliant recipe, which everyone loves. I added the finely grated zest of an orange to the cake mix and instead of milk chocolate for the icing, I used chocolate orange segments.

irishgilly's picture

These Brownies are so yummy! Very quick & easy to make. Think they'd be good without the icing too :)

holliewebb's picture

absolutely gorgeous, even without the topping

beckydolman89's picture

These brownies are absolutely delicious and its a recipe from a ten old too, you would never believe it when you try them. yummy yummy! i have now made my 5th batch is as many days...good work Alex

yummamamma's picture

Made this 3x so far - says it all.
My husband is not a sweet tooth kinda person but he only eats this n finished thewhole tray and I had to bake him another one.


Questions (4)

keelyweely's picture

does anyone know why my potatoe gratin split ? I thought it might be that I put foil over it in the oven.

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi keelyweely thanks for getting in touch and sorry to hear you haven't had success with a potato gratin, can you let us know which recipe you were following and hopefully we can help. You can reply to this or send us an email to

RimshaM's picture

Could you swap the cocoa powder with hot chocolate powder?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi RimshaM, thanks for your question. We haven't tested this recipe using hot chocolate powder but we would suggest not using it as a substitute for cocoa as it contains other ingredients like sweeteners or flavourings which could alter the result. Hope this helps. 

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