Menu
Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(351 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)

  • kcal500
  • fat23g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs73g
  • sugars59g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.5g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 100g butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    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

    Egg

    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

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

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.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (449)

alice_stainer's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

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
4

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
5

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

phildelahaye's picture
5

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
4

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
4

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
5

whoops! forgot to give it a maximum star rating

1intheoven's picture
5

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.
Delicious!!

zubradevine's picture
4

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
3

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
5

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

heyaman's picture
1

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
5

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

meganoflynn's picture

So easy to make, absolutely delicious...

elizabeth15's picture

Is this supposed to be squidgy and very soft in the middle and chewy on the outside, or did I not cook it for long enough?

Pages

Questions (9)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (1)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.

Magazine

Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.

Events

Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.

On TV

See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at goodfoodchannel.co.uk

Follow us

Join the BBC Good Food community by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google Plus.