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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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14th Dec, 2013
I have made this many times and it is a great recipe to make ahead and freeze! I take a piece from the freezer to put into childrens lunch boxes and by the time they eat it it's defrosted or let it defrost and then it can be warmed as a desert with cream or icecream. I have also made it in a square tin to cut into brownies.
10th Dec, 2013
Could this be made in advance (say a day) then reheated? I fancy doing it as an alternative Christmas pudding for the kids but don't fancy making it on the big day!
3rd Dec, 2013
I have just made this. I checked it after 30 minutes and it was still very runny in the middle so I put it on for an extra 15 minutes. Looks and smells delicious though :p
29th Nov, 2013
I made this today... I doubled the quantity because it was for dessert for a few people. It is amazing!! The previous reviews are 100% right! I also added pecan nuts and white chocolate chunks and it was divine. The only thing I will change next time is probably put a bit more cocoa in to make it more dark chocolatey but it was delicious either way. A few people said it's the best brownie they've ever had! Pleased I've finally found the perfect brownie recipe as they always seem to come out too wet or too cakey but these are perfect :)
28th Nov, 2013
Made these for school bake sale and they were gone in 2 minutes very nice and really quick
29th Oct, 2013
Made this a few times now always good! Does anyone know if it freezes?
14th Dec, 2013
Freezes really well!
29th Oct, 2013
I have taken this cake to work, the kids have taken it to school and university, I have done it for family, friends and strangers and, without exception, each time someone has asked for the recipe (just sent the link to one of my son's American flatmates at Uni). It is the most popular quick bake I do. One thing I would say is to be patient when melting the chocolate et al at the start - very low heat and leave it be.
19th Oct, 2013
Yummy! Made this for my husband's birthday and there wasn't a crumb left. Will make again for sure! Sifted icing sugar on top and served with ice cream.
11th Sep, 2013
So so easy and amazingly delicious!


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