Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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(355 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 (450)

lv20000's picture

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

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

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

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

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

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.

alskie1's picture

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

OMG - this is the perfect choc brownie, and so easy to make.

leilz100's picture

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

This was YUMMY!

kernowcook's picture

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

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 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

A great recipe, I bake it all the time! Definately a recipe to share!

viczed's picture

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

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

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.


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