Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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(355 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

    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 (450)

gwd34afitou's picture

My husband absolutely loved this cake, it was best served warm with some whipped cream, might think about it as a desert for the next dinner party.

novicecook1's picture

Amazing! My all-time favourite pudding. Ridiculously simple to make considering it tastes so good. Delicious straight from the oven with a generous dollop of whipped cream, equally delicious heated in the microwave the next day - gooey and gorgeous!

danique_f's picture

Great, easy chocolate cake to make without needing any fussy equipment- very, very rich so goes a long way. I made a berry coulis to put on the top, which balanced out flavours well. Definately will be making again. Made with self-raising flour as had no baking powder- but turned out fine.

gilly-m's picture

Oh my goodness... This went down an absolute treat with my family when I took it as a pudding. I served it with creme fraiche. Think they were a little gutted that I hadn't made double. It's also a doddle to make.

emma_kneller's picture

excellent! crisp edges, gooey inside... mmmmmm

littlemissmaccas's picture

I am rubbish at making cakes and deserts they never go right. I thought I would give this one a try as many comments said how easy it was. It came out lovely, I will make again but doubt not too often as it is really naughty but very very good. Perfect.

hermionesheldon's picture

Easy to make - delicious - recipie requested from dinner guests - can't get better than that!

laureana's picture

lovely and gooey, made it twice now!

slickvick's picture

This recipe was so easy and quick, and it tasted delicious. Kids loved it!!!!

larawatkins's picture

Just made this. It is absolutely gorgeous but mine cooked a bit too quickly (oven runs hot) so is a bit crispy on the outside and very runny on the inside, more like a sticky chocolate pudding than a brownie. I think it has firmed up a bit since I tasted it mind as I was a bit impatient and didn't wait 30 minutes for it too cool!

It was so yummy I'm trying a dairy free version for my son.

Really easy to make too.

mitchity40's picture

oops me to!

mitchity40's picture

yummy - served warm with vanilla ice cream and it went down a treat with the family. Definitely will make again

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oops forgot to rate it

fia2411's picture

Absolutely gorgeous, and so easy to make! Perfect consistency and texture, will be making this one again and again.

jazzdeol's picture

Perfect!!! Made this for desert, served hot out the oven with cream and vanilla icecream - soooo naughty - but sooo very good!!! Thanks

emma4178's picture

mine grew really high in the oven, then it went down, burnt on top but was squishy in the middle
i followed the recipe perfectly, i thought, apart from adding 1 tablespoon more syrup as i misread it. now it is very thin, burnt on top and sticky inside
i dont understand where i went wrong

schubun33's picture

Not sure what I did wrong with this but my cake was as hard as rock, and apart from using it as a doorstop I didn't know what else to do with it! I consider myself pretty good a cake baking but I somehow went wrong with this recipe. I've just make the Chocolate Fondant recipe by Gordon Ramsey so I know I haven't lost my touch, but I definitely won't be trying this recipe again...

rachykerr28's picture

i made this last night but,
1. only had SR flour so used that and didn't use baking powder.
2. used a 20cm square tin
3. added some milk choc chips
It really turned out perfectly. I cut into squares and took into work today - everyone thought they were great.
I make brownies regularly and think this will be the only recipe i use from now on.

supersandra's picture

I have made this twice now, the first time I had put cherries at the bottom of the dish then poured the fudge mixture on top, had it with some ice cream. It was lovely
Second time i made it on its own and it is just as nice. Another one i will make again and again


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