Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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(356 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 (451)

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

clissy33's picture

I have made this three times in the past week, absolutely delicious. My husband and kids love brownies and say this is the best recipe ever .

supersandra's picture

Everyone loved this cake and will be making it again for my nephews. Its so easy to make.

rocketdogcoco's picture

this is pants do not use it it doesn't work because the measurements are incorrect

lemony's picture

This is beautiful! They are so chewy and moist, and adding some orange extract just adds that extra bit of taste. I have also put some caramel I have made into the mix :o, which was simply scrumptious, although it was incredibly chewy then! A definate 5 stars and I am sure i will make this on many occasions.

kateclift's picture

I have made this a few times, every time it is lovely. Highly recommended.

cakeanyone's picture

I have an extremely sweet tooth, and even for me it was a bit much. If I tried this one again, I'd probably use soft brown sugar rather than muscovado as it gave quite a powerful taste of black treacle. I liked the crunchier outside - the inside was very very gooey even though it was cooked for the full time in my hot oven.

bidster's picture

is this any good im making it for a party on the day should i make it.x help me please

ejsmith's picture

So good I'm surprised it's not illegal! I have to confess I doubled the quantity the other day - well there were people coming round! (Although no way near 18...)

natalierachel's picture

Delicious! Kids loved it.

hframp1's picture

This cake was so fast and easy to make. Me & my family enjoyed it alot. Delicious! Id recommend this for any occasion.

princessjared's picture

Yep this is pretty good, kids loved it. I used green and blacks cooking chocolate and added green and blacks maya chunks...very very naughty! Took alittle longer to cook and caught around the edges a bit, chopped those off and it was delicious : ) Am gonna try with white choc chunks next time

jolinesaunders's picture

I am a very inexperienced baker and this brownie turned out brilliantly! My boyfriend demands I make it on a regular basis - it is really gorgeous and very rich, would highly recommend for any chocolate lover.

lizzafezza's picture

Full marks for taste although needed another 5-10 minutes in oven. Even nicer the next day.

mcredd's picture

oops! forgot to give 5 stars

mcredd's picture

180c if you have a normal electric oven
160c if you have an electric fan oven
Recipe is fantastic, have made many many times & I always substitute honey for golden syrup, reduce caster sugar by 25g & increase muscovado sugar by 25g. Everyone who's ever tried this cake loves it

marya15's picture

I have an electrical oven, and I'm confused as to which temperature to use. 180 or 160?

lauren2889's picture

I love this recipe. I think I have a dodgy oven, but even so, I only put mine in for about 10-15 minutes and they come out perfect - really gooey and squidgy.

tonmilbil's picture

silly me forgot to add the baking powder so it cooked too quickly and remained flat,. But (and dont ask me how) it was still edible and very very tasty.
Deff will make again.

keithb0070's picture

This is a fab brownie recipe, the kids loved it & yes it tastes even better the next day.


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