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)

rosenstielj's picture

Thank you for adding the amount of baking powder needed for the
Chocolate Brownie Cake. Will be making one for the hungry singers at a Come and Sing for Darfur event, with confidence now this has been added.

lesley1142's picture

Forgot to rate - 5*!!!

lesley1142's picture

This is definitely one for chocoholics, it's sooo yummy! My daughters actually find it too sickly (but that means all the more for me and the hubby!!). I serve it hot with mega calorie clotted cream - I love hot and cold combo.

dix's picture

perfect - gooey, chocolatey and delicious!

tallulahb's picture

AMAZING chocolate brownie cake!!! And so easy to make!!! I made it yesterday and today it's even better!!!

k_turner's picture

this was simple and everyone adored it. should have made two. i served it with icecream and it definitely went down a treat. yummy.

emzy_wemzy's picture

Lovely recipe and very quick and simple to make. I was not so keen on eating them an hour after they came out of the oven. They taste much better the day after!

cornishcreamtea's picture

Have cooked this once following the recipe exactly and it was gorgeous and then once trying to replace the dark (plain) chocolate with milk chocolate. Be very careful because milk chocolate binds quite quickly over heat alongside the sugar and syrup. Also don't be tempted to add white chocolate chunks like I did. It ends up taking twice as long to cook and can then taste a little caramelised. Stick to the recipe because it's perfect!!!

alisontait's picture

Sorry, forgot to rate!

alisontait's picture

This is a delicious cake and really easy to make. I made it with Tesco's 72% dark chocolate (found in the baking aisle as opposed to the confectionary aisle) however next time I think I would go for Green & Blacks 70% (or similar) as the Tesco stuff is quite sweet and, in my opinion, more like cooking chocolate which I'm not so keen on. The cake is lovely re-heated too, just put a couple of slices back in the oven for 8-10 mins or so and it goes all gooey again....yum. Delicious served with either vanilla ice cream or creme fraiche.

gayleb's picture

Oh my god, these are soooooo lovely, we have them with thick double cream, ice cream or just on their own. They are gorgeous. I've even made them as the pud for a dinner party and they went down a treat.

abbie5603's picture

This is really really delicious, I honestly cannot begin to describe how good it is, I have made it about 10 times now and it comes out perfectly every time, everyone loves it and I have had to pass the recipe on again and again. It is also so easy to make that I make it with my 3 year old son !

angfen's picture

I think that this cake is too strong and too sweet....

goodkevin_g's picture

One of the best brownies recipes I have tried; it's usually gone within one day in our house! Must admit though, I'd never serve this with 'lots of fresh fruit' as the recipe suggests. If you're going to be wicked, you may as well do it properly!

elenawong's picture

I served this up to friends last night and they demanded the recipe straight away. Amazingly easy and absolutely delicious - everyone can and should make this.

jayzee's picture

Mmmmm-mmmm!!! Gorgeous and as easy as A,B,C!!

So quick to make! Would be fab with some raspberries in it too! The edges went a little crunchy round the edges so if your looking for all round gooey-ness keep an eye on it, but i liked the chewy bits anyway!

Would be lovely with creme fraiche, but unfortunately i only had single cream!
Fab and will defo make again and again!! Go on do it!

amyfea87's picture

Does anyone know why when I heat the sugar, syrup etc it does'nt go smooth? it just seems to turn into a paste.

chrissycat's picture

I made this today. It was so easy and even though the tin I had was too big the cake was still moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside. To make it a healthy option I served it with 0% greek yoghurt!!

tulley's picture

Made this for my grandchildren. They loved it. Will make it for the next week end when my friend brings her children round.

bigalbnc's picture

oh im not the chef im the chefs girlfriend just incase u think 'ur a chef u should know' lol


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