Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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 info

Nutrition per serving (6)

kcalories
500
protein
5g
carbs
73g
fat
23g
saturates
13g
fibre
1g
sugar
59g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 100g butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 75g light brown or muscovado sugar
  • 125g chocolate (plain or milk)
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract /essence
  • 100g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2007

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western's picture

Made it twice today and both times it collapsed and was overcooked arrgghh. xx. Can anyone advise where I went wrong. Followed instructions to the letter. xx

kmcunliffe's picture
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Awful! Stuck to the grease proof and really chewy and gooey. Would not recommend.

caveywavey's picture
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Made this twice- square and round and the square version was considerably drier as thinner. Really great easy cake to make though and covered the round one with melted milk chocolate and it was the dream cake for a 4 year old!

katearbon's picture
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I love this recipe, its best eaten when warm and served with ice cream :) would defiantly recommend :)

jennji's picture
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Great recipe. Took no time at all to make. Made it in a 9x13inch silicon tray and it was perfect. Crispy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. Great as a basic recipe. I used plain Chocolate as that was what I had in. It is certainly something you only need a little bit of to satisfy any sugar cravings. Will add and adjust to make different variations in the future and use this as a base recipe. Even my husband loved them and he isn't a big brownie fan. Kids scoffed them like they were going out of style. Lovely heated up with some cornish ice cream on top.

ayeishaa's picture

check out my brownie recipe on my blog: t0astfordinner.blogspot.co.uk

lynseyxox's picture
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the brownies i made dont look like anything in the photos, they dont look very apitising at all

lislol12's picture

not bad but tommorow im gona put my recipie for brownies on and that is to die for and they're adictive these are ok but you get sick of eating them ;]

1003790's picture
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I absolutely love this recipe! It is so simple to make and disappears in no time!

traceywag's picture
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Love this recipe, never fails to impress. It works great as a cake with ice cream or cut into squares as brownie bites. Has anyone tried to freeze this recipe? I would really like to know if I can freeze so I can make double next time!

jenniferclare's picture

My cake was delicious, but rather runny in the middle. Will try to solve this issue.

jmacavoy's picture

Lovely fudgey texture. So easy to make. I microwaved the chocolate and butter mix so as not to burn the mix on the hob.

chantique's picture
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Way too sweet even though I used 60% dark chocolate. Next time I will half the sugar and add walnuts.

suebhart's picture
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Brilliant brownie - so easy and absolutely gorgeous. Made it yesterday and followed the recipe to the letter, cooked for 30 mins and left it to stand for 20. It is gooey but lovely and chewy on the outside - fantastic. The whole family couldn't get enough and the whole thing went in one sitting. This will undoubtedly become a family favourite - they're already asking me to make it again.

heidimonica's picture

To make a very healthy version, I substituted the caster the sugar for xylitol (an organic sugar free sweetener available in health food shops), used agave syrup (a low sugar plant based sweetener) instead of golden syrup and kamut bread flour (high protein flour full of nutrients from Waitrose) instead of the specified refined white flour. It was absolutely delicious and my partner had no idea it was so healthy; he's a real foodie and likes full fat / sugar versions of everything. For me, I enjoyed knowing it was good for me as well as being delicious. I don't think you can use all xylitol as the brown sugar is what gives the brownie its stickiness, but it doesn't hurt to use a little anyway!

dashna21's picture
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absolutely Delicious :) x

pinkypurpleflower's picture
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this recipe always tastes delicious and is simple to make as well 5*.

evelynjcooper's picture
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Very good indeed, it disappeared in no time!! I used a 23cm tin but next time I'll try a 20cm tin so that the cake is a little deeper.

cathbous's picture
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Wow! I made this last week but it stuck to the parchment, it tasted amazing though, even a few days later.
I made again today and just greased a good tin and it came out perfectly. It is so so tasty! Best served with ice cream and strawberries or just eaten cold. It does need of ingredients but nothing you dnt have in and it really is very easy to make.
Enjoy!

katiegarbie's picture
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I followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfectly. The only thing i would say to watch out for is that when i took it out the oven after 30mins it looked like the middle was too runny so i put it in for a few minutes longer. Dont worry about this though cause its hardens as it cools so 30 mins is perfect :)

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