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Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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(363 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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25th Jan, 2015
Really good gooey brownie cake. Had to use white choc as didn't have any dark choc but still turned out great. It is sweet but if you have a sweet tooth you will love it!
25th Dec, 2014
Easy to make but way too sweet, even though I didn't use syrup and chose dark chocolate. Definitely use less sugar than indicated.
16th Oct, 2014
So easy to make. First time it came out a bit hard. Next time I used 70% dark chocolate and it was much nicer. I always microwave the leftovers to make it goey again.
20th Sep, 2014
More like a traditional brownie than a cake but enjoyed it just the same especially as a part of a sundae. Will be making this again.
20th Aug, 2014
Oh my goodness, this was so easy and absolutely delicious. Will definitely be making this again.
Munkey's Mom
19th Aug, 2014
Fast and delicious! I've reduced sugar (and did not regret it) and didn't have golden syrup. Served with vanilla icecream and raspberries. My guests loved it!
Munkey's Mom
19th Aug, 2014
Wonderful recipe! Fast and tasty. I also reduced the amount of sugar and didn't have golden syrop but even then it was delicious. Served with vanilla icecream and raspberries, my guests loved it! Five stars.
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Mama Bookworm
12th Jul, 2014
Going from the other comments posted that the cake is very sweet, I reduced both sugars by a third and it was absolutely delicious - crunchy on the top, but lovely and chewy in the middle and very chocolatey. When melting the butter and chocolate I pretty much left the mixture alone and just gave it a stir towards the end. This is a really simple recipe which produces great results.
26th Jun, 2014
1st Jun, 2014
Just made this cake with my daughter and it turned out really well. Great to make with kids. I used a bit less castor sugar (150g) and next time will use less again as I don't think you need quite as much as the recipe calls for. I cooked it for about 40mins and it turned out perfectly sticky in the middle. Also forgot to add the vanilla but didn't matter at all.


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