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



    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

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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 (449)

stellacsg's picture

Incredibly easy and quick to make. I made it several hours ahead and just warmed it in the microwave before serving with vanilla ice cream and fresh raspberries. Very rich but everyone loved it. A great recipe to use when you want a dessert that most people will love but you don't want or have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

[I did vary the recipe slightly by using raw caster sugar (as I had some in the pantry), dark chocolate and a tad less sugar in total (it was definitely sweet enough). Yum!]

002889's picture

Delicious; ended up eating 3 slices, as it leaves you wanting more! Could possibly been slightly chocolatier and less sweet, but was still yummy.

tarynx77's picture

Made this into individual cakes, split the mix between 12 muffin cases and baked for 15 mins, works a treat. Still have the crispy outside with the gooey centre, the gooey centre causes the middle of the cakes to sink. Tastes great!

alexeiwebster's picture

So easy and delicious! A family favourite for Sunday lunch!

jacquisamob's picture

I forgot to add that I'd read some reviews from people who said they had difficulty removing the cake from the tin. I used a silicone mould and, once cooled, the cake came out very easily ....

jacquisamob's picture

I'm not a chocolate lover by any means and made this for my husband & kids but I can't stop eating it..! It's absolutely gorgeous and I will never buy another. I can't believe how quick and easy it is to make. I will be making one & storing it in a tub in readiness for a long plane journey next week....

kyleekins's picture

This is by far my boyfriends most requested baking dish. I find in my oven cooking it for exactly 25 mins yields the right amount of squidgy-ness. Really good for a dinner party served warm with vanilla icecream and fresh raspberries.

adythecook's picture

Had to make this again at family's request as other lot has gone,
This is a very good recipe for young ones to do.

adythecook's picture

My little one made this today,very nice and simple,just how we like it.
Lovely and gooey inside,the only thing I did different was to reduce the sugar content by about 30 grams.

choccylab's picture

Made this today. Used Green and Black Maya Gold bar, which was only 100 grams. So found some giant milky bar white chocolate buttons in the fridge, measured out 25 grams and pushed them into the cake mixture once I'd poured it into the tin. This made for lovely pockets of milky bar yumminess hiding in the squidgy brownie. Proper lush.

jenpen81's picture

Ok i guess. Rather flat in the middle.

amandapepper's picture

This was easy to make and turned out well but I had to give it an extra 15 minutes in the oven as the cake was still very liquid when tested. Tastes great.

katesmyth's picture

so easy to make and tastes really good....

laura0606's picture

This is honestly one of the best brownie recipes I have ever tried and tasted! It's so simple to make, uses simple ingredients and doesn't need any fancy expensive chocolate or ingredients. It cooks perfectly and tastes divine! I did it in a baking tray and cut it up into brownies and the whole family loved it, made them late at night, came down the next morning and there were only a few left!!!! Will definitely be making again and again. Faultless!

cjewing's picture

I had to adapt this recipe as I didn't have all the ingredients, but wanted to try it. Eended up using dark and plain chocolate and half a terry's chocolate orange (milk) and also mostly brown sugar instead of caster sugar (about 50g as this was all I had left) - still amazing!

mcleigh1a's picture

I followed the recipe exactly but found it to be incredibly gooey in the middle and crispy on the outside, had to put it back in the oven for another 15 minutes, even when it already had 30 minutes in the oven and it was still swidgy in the middle. Still nice but not sure about the recipe/cooking times??? Seems to be missing something...???

toniagrinham's picture

Really tasty buy a bit wet still after 30mins at 160 in a fan oven. Probably will up the temperature to 180 next time.

suebhart's picture

This is simply gorgeous. Crunchy on the outside and deliciously gooey on the inside - I make this every couple of weeks and everybody loves it - family and friends just can't get enough of it and it never last very long. A real winner for choccie lovers.

nafarros's picture

Oops, I forgot the stars.

nafarros's picture

This is simply divine....crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside. I didn't have the fruit to go with it, so made a raspberry coulis and the combination was great. I'll certainly make this one again.


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