Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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 info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
500
protein
5g
carbs
73g
fat
23g
saturates
13g
fibre
1g
sugar
59g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 100g butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 75g light brown or muscovado sugar
  • 125g chocolate (plain or milk)
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract /essence
  • 100g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2007

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ilovefoodandme's picture

delish, nopthing else could decribe it.

alskie1's picture
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The cake had a lovely moist, chewy texture. But it was waay too sweet even though I reduced the amount of sugar ... and that's saying alot as I have more than one sweet tooth.
I would make it again, but reduce the amount of sugar further and add more dark chocolate. It lacked the chocolate 'kick' that 'Best-Ever Brownies' recipe has.

atickpick's picture
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OMG - this is the perfect choc brownie, and so easy to make.

leilz100's picture
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I made this for guests, everyone loved it, It was delicious and easy to make. I added in chunks of toblerone and it came out a treat. Thank you, good food!

eileenjarrett's picture

my 12 year old daughter loves making this cake for our visitors. It's delicious, easy and very chewy. Perfect accompanied by vanilla ice cream

clomoo's picture
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This was YUMMY!

kernowcook's picture
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I love this cake, always add a handful of nuts for extra taste and texture. Friends commented that it was the best Brownie they had tasted. Beware of over cooking it and making it too chewy.

christina1984's picture
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this must be the best brownie recipe.....easy to follow recipe with fantastic results...i made three batches of these for my family and they were devoured in minutes. My partner prefers them straight from the oven while they are still warm or you leave them to cool don and they are lovely and chewy. Aboslutely awesome...in answer to previous comments if you follow the recipe exactly then you wont go wrong...and youll be in for a treat
perfect served on there own or if your feeling naughty with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

cchristie06's picture
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A great recipe, I bake it all the time! Definately a recipe to share!

viczed's picture
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one of the easiet cake i have ever made.very delicious.

lucymoore's picture

Loved this - kids think its the best and have been making all their friends jelous at school with it in thier lunch boxes - my eldest has even begged me to make another one to take away with him for his camp with school!(might have to make 2 that week!!)

clairecv's picture
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Wow, this was amazing! Have made it twice, the second time in a square tin, and cut into traditional brownies. I used half milk and half plain lindt chocolate, and they tasted devine. I had to guess at the baking powder too, and went for 3/4 tsp. I topped them with blueberries cut in half and dusted with icing sugar for a spectacular desert.

littlelouise's picture
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I used 1/2 tsp of baking powder and it sank a little but not much and I think that is just because they are lovely and moist on the inside! Everyone really enjoyed them.

lanzarote's picture
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made this yesterday & its lovely so easy; thanks for the baking powder quantity.

alice_stainer's picture
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About the baking powder issue....

I printed off this recipe in December, and after reading your comments about the lack of specificity in the baking powder department, I went home and looked at my print-out. It definitely says 1/2 tsp baking powder. The online recipe must have got corrupted somehow since then. Hope this clarifies!

alice_stainer's picture
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This is a real winner! Very economical comparedto lots of brownie recipes, but every bit as chocolatey, if not more so. I first made this for Christmas dinner as I don't like Christmas pud, so I got a few envious glances from my sisters (who do), and they found room for a slice in addition! I have since made it several times, most recently as an Easter cake decorated with mini eggs. (You have to put them on when it is warm so they stick...)

kallen08's picture
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i made this at the weekend and it was my first attempt at baking. very easy recipe to follow and the taste was absolutely stunning. will be making this again.

ginapani's picture
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I'm always hesitant & anxious to try new cake recipes but I'm so glad I tried this one. It is delicious, quite easy to make, even my brother in law who never comments opened his mouth and said it was incredible! Try it, you won't be sorry. One thing I did do though was turn it upside down when it cooled and sprinkled a tiny bit of icing sugar just for decoration.

sabinaali's picture
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I made this cake after craving chocolate and it was great!!! However, when I took it out of the oven the inner part of the cake fell through leaving the sides in tact :o( Why? ...Nevertheless, it was yummy!

shayneja's picture
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Great recipe! It is now a firm family favorite. Lovely with ice cream.

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