Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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(359 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 100g butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    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

    Chocolate

    chok-let

    Chocolate as we know it in pressed

  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    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

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

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.

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miriamsinead
22nd Feb, 2011
5.05
Forgot to rate.
miriamsinead
22nd Feb, 2011
5.05
YOM! Made boo-boo first time and put self raising flour and baking powder in - big mistake. Huge! Oven still not right. It was still yom though - have made it properly many times since. A real favourite.
stookie42
14th Feb, 2011
I used Lindt 70% cocoa chocolate and it went down a treat during our Valentine's dinner. Maximum Brownie points (pardon the pun)
arc01160
10th Feb, 2011
5.05
I added hazelnuts. The cake was completely liquid in the middle after 30 minutes, I left it in for another 10 minutes. The cake was very stodgy, still a bit liquid, I cut it into wedges and put it in the fridge. On day 2 it was fantastic! Definitely needs to be left in the fridge overnight !
heidicav
8th Feb, 2011
5.05
I can see why this has so many ratings. So easy to make and perfect results everytime. My kids insist on this every fortnight and it's always perfect. I bake mine in a square silicone mould and cut into bars so everyone gets an equal portion!
Foodmonster2
7th Feb, 2011
1.05
Not impressed with this one - hard on the edges but still too runny in the middle. "Best ever brownies" is a lot better recipe.
denisebrown
1st Feb, 2011
I made this in a square tin and cut into 16 pieces. it worked a treat and the size of the tin meant that the pieces were fairly evenly cooked - even the edge pieces were moist and chewy, and extremely chocolatey.
sunset123
27th Jan, 2011
3.05
Made This for dinner tonight. It was ok........But chewie. Everyone ate it all. Will make again..........I think. Was easy to make
kaog210683
26th Jan, 2011
Have I died and gone to heaven?!? For chocolate lovers, puddings don't come any better than this! Forget the fresh fruit and indulge yourself with a scoop of vanilla icecream for pure ambrosia!
sophiethornley
28th Dec, 2010
5.05
Delicious! I drizzled white chocolate over the top and re-warmed in the microwave before serving- even more scrumptious!

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