Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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(366 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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17th Apr, 2011
This was a perfect recipe My family loves it!
17th Apr, 2011
let it be known that i don't like chocolate cake ! this on the other hand is something truly exceptional. So easy to make (hence why it is in my oven again for the second time this weekend). I use a 100% chocolate so use slightly less than stated in the recipe and I don't bother with the cocoa powder. MAKE THIS TODAY YOU WONT REGRET IT
14th Apr, 2011
Just taken it out of the oven and 30 minutes appears to be just right. I waited until it started to 'wrinkle' on the top and figured it had cooked through. Will probably eat with vanilla ice cream!
13th Apr, 2011
Just Made it and its in the oven
6th Apr, 2011
this is the best brownie recipe I've come across. I make it again and again as the whole family love it.
5th Apr, 2011
so quick and easy to make, perfect for my chocoholic fiance!!
5th Apr, 2011
I tried these in individual cupcake cases. They turned out very well, nice & moist. Will be making them again soon!
23rd Mar, 2011
It was nice!
18th Mar, 2011
Just made this for the first time - cooked it an extra 5 minutes but it turned out perfect! Crunchy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside! Dont think it will last long!
18th Mar, 2011
i tried making this cake yesterday i had it in the oven for 30mins i took it out and the top and sides wer done but the middle was still liquid i put it back in for 10-15mins and it was still liquid , iv read the reviews and followed the recipes to exact so i cant understand why it hasn't worked for me but has for everyone else . can anyone help or give me some tips thanks


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