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)

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!

sarahwendy's picture

Not sure if I would make this again. I wanted to try it as I am just a beginner baker and its very easy. I followed it exactly but was a little too sweet and wasnt as good as I imagined.

anna-pie's picture

This was really good. I used Terry's chocolate orange instead of plain or milk chocolate and it went down a treat :)

farnham1's picture

My 10 year old daughter made this with her friend - it was easy to make and tasted so good we sent the recipe home with her!! Better than any shop brownie we have ever tasted - we didn't give it a chance to get cold!!!

city_blitz's picture

This recipe came out great a bit hard round the edges but it tasted great and the texture was soft and chewy in the centre.
This was a fantastic reacipe for me to use in my platinum award in food technology. :D

wilko30's picture

Follow this recipe to the letter and you will not be disappointed!
A crunchie topping that hides lovely chewy gooey chocolate ;)

kirstsnip's picture

Wow this cake is fantastic. I thought it was going to be tricky but it was very simple and delicious! Eating mine right now! Best served hot with ice cream :D

marvick31's picture

WOW - this is seriously tasty - only complaint is that it spilt over the top of my tin and i lost some!!
Defo a winner for everyone

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legseleven7's picture

I am new to cooking. I made this recipe today. I found it so easy and they are the best brownies I have ever tried. Even if I do say so myself.
Honestly, they are better than any shop bought rubbish.

kittendothroar's picture

Just wanted to add, I made this again but used 80% cocoa chocolate - warning - don't! It didn't mix as nicely as plain and when cooked left a thick dark layer in middle and not gooey as usual :(

elainequeenofpudds's picture

I've made chocolate brownie before but never as good as this! It was fab - making it again this morning to take to friends for New Year's Eve dinner. I'm going to add some of the left over Christmas 'After Eight' Mints to the top as it bakes to give it a minty taste - will report back next time!

elainequeenofpudds's picture

First time using an internet recipe - what a success! This is a very very easy recipe - all the things you have in the cupboard and it tasted even better the next day. Made it for dinner party - too good to give to the guests !!!!

js74al's picture

Made this to take round a friend's just before Christmas and she now thinks I'm Superwoman, doesn't know how I manage it with a 3 month old, etc. Didn't tell her how easy it was! Mixed up a double quantity to make a cake for Christmas and one for Boxing Day, my diabetic sister in law had one bite and loved me because that was enough for her to feel like she'd been naughty and spoiled herself.

el-greco's picture

Easy as boiling hot water,thank you

pyg1963's picture

I made this as a birthday cake for a friend in August, went down a storm. Since then I've made it about 4 times and always to fantastic accolades.

Really easy to make and even easier to eat with lashings of extra thick double cream!

amybelle's picture

This was very quick, easy and tasty-made it for pudding for my son and his friend. Thought I'd taken it out of the oven too quickly as the middle was gooey but it firmed up once cool. My son's friend said not to make it properly as he liked the goo!!

kittendothroar's picture

Lush brownie! Really easy and so good with cream on!

tan_tan's picture

this was gorgeous. i'd recommend that you resist eating until it has completely cooled, and if you can, wait until the day after before you tuck in because it tastes SOOOO much better!

agnome's picture

I was encouraged by all the comments so I tried out this recipe yesterday. As soon as my boyfriend took one bite he couldn't stop raving about it. He said it was the best brownie he'd ever tasted. I was pleased for my first attempt! It was pretty easy to make too. Now that brownie is gone I've been commissed to make another today...and probably the next day etc, etc!

My brownie sunk a bit in the middle as others have said. It could be cos I opened the oven door a few times. It seemed to sink after I stuck a knife in the middle (at the end of the recommended cooking time) to test if it was done. The mixture in the middle was still really liquid so I left it in another 10 mins and I think that was a good move. After cooling, it was slightly crunchy on the outside and a perfect texture inside (not too hard, or soft). I dusted some cocoa on the top to disguise the slight sinkage and it looked and tasted perfect.

You must make this!


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