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Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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(345 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins

Easy

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)

  • kcalories500
  • fat23g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs73g
  • sugars59g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 100g butter

    Butter

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  • 175g caster sugar
  • 75g light brown or muscovado sugar
  • 125g chocolate (plain or milk)
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 egg

    Egg

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  • 1 tsp vanilla extract /essence
  • 100g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder

    Baking powder

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  • 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.

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Comments (442)

alisontait's picture
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

bigalbnc's picture

i made the brownies tonight and i did what it said but the centre of the cake has risen lumpy and gooey but the outsides seem to be ok did is that how its supposed to be? either way it tastes nice

lv20000's picture
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Excellent! Used 2 tsp of baking powder, the edges rose higher than the centre of the cake so maybe I used too much powder but was nice and crisp on the outside and soft & gooey in the centre.

julianaiwg's picture
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Fantastic! We made it with regular granulated sugar instead of caster type, and maple syrup instead of golden syrup, as we are in France and couldn't get those.

Tasted better the next day, and even better the next (and then there wasn't any more). Will make many times more!

nina120972's picture
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this cake is lovely, we have made 2 already this week and both eaten within 2 days of cooking, it is even better eaten warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

pigpen71's picture
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So easy, so delicious!! Made it with the help of 3 little ones, they enjoyed making it and eating it!! Will definiately make this again.

sarahlaclau's picture

This brownie recipe is just amazing. Really easy to make and came out perfect first time. My husband and 2 boys enjoyed it and it disappeared very quickly!

jamescourt's picture
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I made this cake with Stuart and Chris. We made it together with the ratatouille pasta dish. The vegetables took a bit longer to roast than we expected so we had to put the cake in the oven at the same time instead of afterwards as we had planned.
They were both very enthusiastic about the results. I thought that a bit less heat and a bit more stirring when we melted the ingredients would have made for a smoother mixture. There were quite a few ingredients to buy so we probably will make it again as there won't be much to buy except chocolate next time.

snowmoonelk's picture
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Nice cake, what's with the serving suggestion, though? "Serve with cream or ice cream and plenty of fresh fruit." Who wants plenty of fresh fruit with a chocolate brownie cake - please!!! Is it supposed to offset the "naughtiness" ? LOL

ilovefoodandme's picture

delish, nopthing else could decribe it.

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