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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nixipix73's picture
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A brilliant recipe, really easy to make and almost fool proof. The kids love it. I baked it for about 40 minutes and as I have a fan oven put the temp to about 150, it came out just right, crispy on the outside and still a bit gooey on the inside.

fatgirl's picture
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This cake is amazing! I followed the recipe almost exactly, I used dark chocolate because I didn't want it to be too sweet and then swapped one tbsp on cocoa for one of drinking chocolate. The cake was perfect, gooey/fudgey in the middle and crunchy on the outside. A definite favourite!

cescablue1's picture
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best brownie ever! Taste, texture and appearance are amazing! Would recommend to anyone who just LOVES chocolate!

cescablue1's picture
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very good bake! Best brownie cake ever!

kjluve's picture
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excellent - made it about 10 times now over a period of time, so easy & the family love it. recommended :)

rachel_r's picture
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This was lovely, especially warm with ice-cream.

kitsune's picture
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Brilliant!! It's easy to make and it tastes gorgeous, the cake had barely cooled before my family demolished it. Tastes best still warm with some nice ice cream

amandacraw87's picture
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i have been using this recipe for years and my whole family love them there perfect browines and it would take you to be a pretty bad cook if you cant make these there FOOLPROOF lol my 10 year nephew cooks them all the time aswell so its the whole family who love them!!! there lovely and gooey in the middle the way they should be yum yum thank you for this recipe :D

chocolatechomper's picture
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A nice brownie recipe which the family loved, with a soft centre and a chewy crust. Only trouble is that it doesn't rise very well and becomes quite thin, other than that, a great recipe!

suzyrockchick's picture
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The first time i made this it came out okay-ish a little burnt but tasted amazing. however the second time making this turned into a disaster, whilst baking it bubbled out of the tray ( i think the weighing scales i was using were buggered). However today I shall be attempting to make it with a better set of weighing scales and hopefully it should come out better.

lynvirgo's picture
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I found this very easy to make, and must say was lovely - it was moist and had that gooey touch to it - I used dark cooking chocolate - will definately be making this one again - once it cooled I cut it into small squares - absolutely lovely!

purple_marshmallow's picture
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Absolutely delicious! Really simple, yet amazing! I make it whenever i feel like it! I just use honey instead of golden syrup and its niiice and chewy!

gdcolledge's picture
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Not sure what I did wrong with this cake - after 25 minutes it still looked completely uncooked. Left it another ten minutes. It didn't rise at all. It tasted OK but certainly didn't blow me away - perhaps it's my oven???

victoriajwilliams's picture
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OMG fantastic, I needed to cook for a little longer but worth it!

jayneabr's picture
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Amazing cake and made a great replacement for sisters bday cake. Chewy,gooey and chocolaty! Would definantly make this again! 5 stars!

xpepxedgex's picture
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What a wonderful recipe, turned out perfect :) many thanks :)

sophietreacher's picture
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Have made this a couple of times now - always fabulous! And SO easy!

shinobidef's picture
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Have made this twice now and has turned out perfect both times!

chef99's picture

looks great! ;) doing it in cooking club tomorow (27th of september 2011) in school

fakebake's picture
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I have made this twice. The second time I knocked the air bubbles out on the counter (tap firmly) then let it sit so the fat glossed over the surface to minimize the cracking. Then I reduced the oven heat to 170 degrees C for the full 35 mins- absolutely gorgeous!

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