Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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(353 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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  • 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)

lanzarote's picture

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

alice_stainer's picture

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

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

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

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

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

Great recipe! It is now a firm family favorite. Lovely with ice cream.

phildelahaye's picture

gorgeous - perfect served warm with double cream and raspberries. We reheated it in the microwave and it went all gooey again - yum!
I used 1 heaped tsp of baking powder but might try less next time as it overflowed the tin at the edges. I used half and half plain and milk chocolate.

I think it's meant to be gooey and flatter in the middle, it was still a bit wobbly when it came out, but a skewer came out slightly sticky rather than with raw mixture on it (I googled for other recipes to work out this way of checking).

super for a relatively easy dinner party pud that can be made in advance, I will definitely make this again.

luvgdfood's picture

This was delicious but did sink in the middle. Recipe didnt specify how much baking powder to use so I used 1tsp
..maybe thats why it sunk??

redleader's picture

WOW this is amazing really chocolaty and stodgy

gemmadavis's picture

This was lovely, although it did sink a bit in the middle.

magdalenespencer's picture

how much baking powder? instead of plain flour use self raising possible?

1intheoven's picture

whoops! forgot to give it a maximum star rating

1intheoven's picture

This recipe never fails to impress and tastes even nicer when
stored in a cake tin and eaten the day after.
In reply to a previous comment - yep. it is supposed to have a crunchy texture on the outside and gooey on the inside.

zubradevine's picture

This was so simple to make and tasted delicious, i made the mistake of not putting it in a big enough tin so it went over the edges a bit but even those were lovely and chewy, so quick and tasty the kids could do it! Id reccomend it to anyone who loves chocolate

ljholdsworth's picture

Tastes delicious, but mine collapsed as soon as I tried to take it out of the tin. Is this because the recipe doesn't specify how much baking powder to use?? I guessed with 1 tsp...? Also, "grease and line a tin" - does that mean grease the tin and then line it, or line the tin and grease the lining? Not very clear, so again, I guessed!!

aycan25's picture

loved makein it !! I'm a 13 year old who loves cooking and had a lot of fun!!!!!

heyaman's picture

This recipe is rubbish it doesn't work cos the brownies just go all hard and we followed the excact recipe and they didn't work! DO NOT BAKE OR MAKE THESE!

janjam's picture

Lovely my sons loved this recipe, can't get enough of it!

meganoflynn's picture

So easy to make, absolutely delicious...


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