Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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(367 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)



    Chocolate as we know it in pressed

  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a clear, sparkling, golden-amber coloured, sweet

  • 2 eggs



    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

    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


  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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31st Dec, 2011
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!
24th Dec, 2011
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!
19th Nov, 2011
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???
7th Nov, 2011
OMG fantastic, I needed to cook for a little longer but worth it!
30th Oct, 2011
Amazing cake and made a great replacement for sisters bday cake. Chewy,gooey and chocolaty! Would definantly make this again! 5 stars!
25th Oct, 2011
What a wonderful recipe, turned out perfect :) many thanks :)
23rd Oct, 2011
Have made this a couple of times now - always fabulous! And SO easy!
6th Oct, 2011
Have made this twice now and has turned out perfect both times!
26th Sep, 2011
looks great! ;) doing it in cooking club tomorow (27th of september 2011) in school
21st Sep, 2011
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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