Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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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)

putush's picture

its easy to make and wonderful to taste. preparation time is just right for a quick brownie dash

Bellisimo !

wondermum's picture

I made this for the first time yesterday, everyone loved it, will definately make it again!!

carebehr23's picture

easy easy and fool proof even the time i put double the flour! try it its lovely!

jesst55's picture

I am 14, and i made this because as i was bored. I was home alone. It was great and have cooked it 3 times in about 4 days!!
My mum especially loved it!

jolinesaunders's picture

This was just awesome, will defo be making again!

melsbells's picture

made this a few times now and its amazing!! i dont really like chocolate cakes but i just couldnt put it down..recipe is saved and will most certainly be making again and again

rachiep's picture

Any recommendations for tin size? Mine is a 23cm, quite deep but dont want large flat cake!

clareevans's picture

Yummy, yummy yummy!! I haven't made this in a while and had forgotten how good it tastes. I think this is one of those recipes that you can always rely on to come up trumps. It's perfect for when my kids have their friends round for tea but is also ideal for dinner parties. A winner every time!!

amyf92's picture

I loved making this cake!

Me and my mum made it for my sister with raspberries and icing sugar which was really good, and then I made it again today for my friends birthday and put strawberries and white chocolate on top, it looks sooo nice, and tastes it too! Also very easy to make and addictive!

domingal's picture

Absolutely amazing. I have now made this three times. I have found that using bourneville is the best. I preferred it to the really high % cocoa and to the milk chocolate.

To TONIA - I doubt it would make a huge amount of difference if you used honey - I would give it a go!

tonmilbil's picture

Does anyone know if I can substitue the golden syrup with a tablespoon of greek honey? I live in Athens and I can only get golden syrup from certain shops so its not always something I have at hand.

kateclift's picture

Really lovely pudding cake.

lilpixie's picture

A bit too sickly for me, but my boyfriend loved it. So I maybe having to make it again soon!!!

ten10ten's picture

perfect choc brownie cake, good as the americans make, children mum and dad devoured the whole cake for pudding warm with icecream!

peeptoe's picture

Fantastic easy recipe - use the darkest and best plain chocolate possible and you will not be disapointed! Be careful not to cook over 25 mins as outside becomes a little hard. Delicious, easy, fast and my 3yr old was in heaven licking the spoon!

lornolan's picture

Squidgy and yummmmm. Next time I will add fruit/cherries for extra texture and flavour.

helloknitty's picture

One of the easiest cakes I've made. Really yummy, chewy and gooey in the middle with a delightful crust on top. Added a small bag of crushed pecans and served warm with vanilla ice-cream. Will definitely make this again.

patbernard's picture

I made this for mother's day and its lovely. We have made it three times now and we never tire of it. I think it should have ten stars.

tc1972's picture

Had a brownie cook off with my DH and I won with this recipe, everyone thought it was fantastic. My sinks in the middle too but it just makes it gooey-er! Wish I had some right now!

vikkibriggs86's picture

I love this, if you leave it too cool and cut into little squares it makes them perfect to pick at as a snack. Brilliant and sticky!


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