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



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  • 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)

livvymn's picture

Made these for school bake sale and they were gone in 2 minutes very nice and really quick

looons's picture

Made this a few times now always good!
Does anyone know if it freezes?

Rachaellovestocook's picture

Freezes really well!

denisebrown's picture

I have taken this cake to work, the kids have taken it to school and university, I have done it for family, friends and strangers and, without exception, each time someone has asked for the recipe (just sent the link to one of my son's American flatmates at Uni). It is the most popular quick bake I do.
One thing I would say is to be patient when melting the chocolate et al at the start - very low heat and leave it be.

LauraTerry's picture

Yummy! Made this for my husband's birthday and there wasn't a crumb left. Will make again for sure! Sifted icing sugar on top and served with ice cream.

coolalac's picture

So so easy and amazingly delicious!

peg's picture

I chose this cake to make a as a last-minute birthday cake for my boyfriend because it looked so easy and didn't need any filling or icing. It was AMAZING. Everyone who had a slice loved it and I was even accused of having bought it!
I added some chopped pecans and some chocolate chips and let it bake for 30 minutes as I was a bit worried about under cooking it, but in hindsight, I could have just done it for 25 minutes and it would have been a bit more gooey. Be warned though that you will not be able to stop at one slice if you are a chocolate lover....

bhavna shankar's picture

it did not come out as gooey as the recipe describes but i was very happy with the result. perfectly dry and crusty. I reduced the amount of sugar too as i did not want it too sweet to mask the chocolate flavor and i added some crushed walnuts for a bite. All in all it was a great hit served warm with vanilla ice cream. Will definitely make it again.

HB's picture

Squidy and gooey, with a slight crust on the top just like a brownie should be! I halved the recipe and baked in two mini loafs tins and it was divine!

daisybird82's picture

This is, by far, the BEST brownie cake I've ever made. Its a favourite with my friends and family. I even made it for over 50 people at my best friends wedding.

The brownies are always moist, deliciously chocolaty and just extremely yummy!

The recipe is super easy to follow and very fool proof, I've not made a bad batch yet!!

I always add some yummy pecans to my brownies, but its still AMAZING without!

Highly recommended! Enjoy :)

lzallen's picture

have made this at least 50 times i'm sure, it was best for me hot with ice-cream but you can eat it cold and gooey

normah2010's picture

Wonderful recipe that turns out perfect everytime. Don't overcook, less is better for sqidgy result. Goes perfectly with Classic Cornish Icecream for a dessert (warm slightly before serving if made early). I cooked it in a silicone square baking container and that aided release. Firm favourite in our house.

lamurasic's picture

Well, I used 80 g butter and a total of 200g sugar, 3 tbsp. cocoa and 3 eggs, 2 large tbsp. Cointreau, a handful of toasted nuts and a bit of salt (the recipe is missing it and I think salt is important in all cakes). I baked it for 25 min. and it was fully done as it's not a big cake. Nice, chocolatey taste, sweet enough and the walnuts make a true brownie out of it but I wouldn´t go nuts over it...maybe I'm growing older or maybe I missed the whipped cream on top. It kinda missed somehting else...
Next time I´ll bake it slightly less as I like it softer, and will add 200g. whipped cream all over it ( never buy whipped cream, I do it myself beating carefully some creme fraiche with brown sugar and I think it's better quality).

looons's picture

You completely changed the recipe then gave it 3 stars??

satans_lil_sister's picture

I added homemade candied orange peel, and 1 tsp orange oil.

daddydaleatron's picture

Very tasty and easy to make. try with chilli chocolate.... nom nom!

johnburton's picture

Hmmm.....hmmm.....munch...munch...hmmm....perfection !!

Ahh, just tried a brownie ! Been such a long time, I haven't made these in over 2 years...Oh...god. I could sell these !!! lol

If you've never tried these, you really don't know what you're missing.....100%

gallyb's picture

Seriously delicious! Will make over and over again!

gallyb's picture

Fabulous! So easy, almost foolproof. Gone in one sitting sadly!

littlelol's picture

This went down a treat not only with my children but also myself who is a choc a holic!. So simple and quick to make on a second batch within 2 days!


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