Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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(351 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins


Serves 6 - 8
Get kids cooking at the weekend by baking this yummy brownie cake, much better than shop bought

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (6)

  • kcal500
  • fat23g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs73g
  • sugars59g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 100g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 175g caster sugar
  • 75g light brown or muscovado sugar
  • 125g chocolate (plain or milk)
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract /essence
  • 100g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Grease and line a 20cm cake tin.

  2. Place the butter, caster sugar, brown sugar, chocolate and golden syrup in the pan and melt gently on a low heat until it is smooth and lump-free.

  3. Remove the pan from the heat.

  4. Break the eggs into the bowl and whisk with the fork until light and frothy. 5 Add the eggs, vanilla extract or essence, flour, baking powder and cocoa powder to the chocolate mixture and mix thoroughly.

  5. Put the mixture into the greased and lined cake tin and place on the middle shelf of the oven. Bake for 25-30 mins.

  6. Remove and allow to cool for 20-30 mins before cutting into wedges and serving.

  7. Serve with cream or ice cream and plenty of fresh fruit.

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Comments (449)

rosa85's picture

This cake is so yummy! Tastes great with raspberry coulis to cut through the richness and to add a fruity kick. Very naughty but very nice

mrmogable's picture

Indulgent and soft but make sure you dont overcook it. 28 mins was to much for me when you poke the skewer in, it should be sticky not runny. Then take it out!!

mrmogable's picture

Indulgent and soft but make sure you dont overcook it. 28 mins was to much for me when you poke the skewer in, it should be sticky not runny. Then take it out!!

mrmogable's picture

Indulgent and soft but make sure you dont overcook it. 28 mins was to much for me when you poke the skewer in, it should be sticky not runny. Then take it out!!

mrmogable's picture

Lovely cake moist and soft! However make sure to put the cake right in the middle of the oven otherwise the outside burns and is hard and chewy (not in a nice way!). Also, make sure not to overcook it! 28 minutes was too much for me, when you poke a skewer or chopstick in, it should be sticky not runny. Yummy and indulgent!

cocovanilla's picture

Best brownies ever! Perfect!

vaguegirl's picture

This is devine, like a chocoalte orgasm

superbru43's picture

my rating....

superbru43's picture

I tried this on the weekend and well OMG... I was going to share but well , not hapening. Awesome sweet. Just like I like them. And no I did not eat all of it, I froze some to have later.....hmmmm hmmmm hmmmm

Superraisen's picture

This recipe is.... amazing. I made it into small muffin size cakes, they were chewy and delicious! I reduced the baking time by only 5-7 min - easiest to judge it if just keep an eye on the crust :)

barb25's picture

I'd never made brownies myself before, but thought this recipe looked nice and easy, and I was right. The result was absolutely delicious. I served this warm with strawberries, raspberries and cream, and made some extra to have cold. It was delicious both times, nice and squidgy in the middle, and so much better than shop bought brownies.

cebaines's picture

This is a really easy cake to make and the results are pretty scrummy. Not the best brownies I've ever made (those will be be
Nigel Slater's very good chocolate brownies) but a very commendable second best. Will certainly be making again and again.

lwills's picture

Crunchy on the outside and gooey in the centre. Really difficult to get out the tin tho! Took longer to cook then what it says, mine took about 45mins nearly. Yummy tho will try and make again at some point. I managed to make it and get it in the oven in the time it took my boyfriend to shower! Very quick and easy!

aberthoud1990's picture

Brilliant recipe, worked perfectly though I did need to bake it for a little longer than the recipe stated.
I added chooped pecan nuts into the mix just before I transferred it to the tin and it was delicious!

nownownoonoo's picture

This was a real winner with my partner who loves sweet gooey puddings. I made it with milk chocolate because that's what I had in stock and it worked well.

One negative was the cake was greasy, so next time I make it (which will be soon if my boyfriend has his way) I'm going to use less butter.

holleyr's picture

I made this a few weeks back and didn't use brown sugar as I forgot to buy it!! Turned out awesome anyway and was so yummy!

bestcookiesintown's picture

Wow. This is a dangerous recipe. Don't bother leaving it to eat as cold brownies, eat it warm and squidgy with cream or ice cream on!

keziaelisabeth's picture

This is really yummy. Be careful not to over cook it though. Also, during step 2 the mix looks like it has curdled, but don't worry it still turns our great.

laurenwilson's picture

Did my own thing with this recipe and it still turned out amazing! didnt have any caster sugar, used soft brown and added mini eggs crushed through it and on top. Was a big hit

caroleddie's picture

The first time I made this I used Green and Back's Maya Gold chocolate as it was all I had. It was so good I have continued to do it this way. This is always a success!


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