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Recipe – The Best Chocolate Brownie Cake

Being a big chocolate brownie fan, I have tried my fair share of brownie recipes and I have to say that this is the winner!

A few years ago, my friend Collette (also a brownie-addict) and I coined the phrase ‘juicy’ to describe the perfect brownie and this cake is just that. It is moist, chocolately and doesn’t usually last for very long when I make it.

I made this cake for our fireworks party a few weekends ago and topped it with lots of miniature marshmallows, which I grilled for a few minutes just before serving meaning the brownies had a lovely gooey topping.


100g of butter or margarine

175g of caster sugar

75g of muscovado sugar

125g of dark chocolate

1 tablespoon of golden syrup

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

100g of plain flour

½ a teaspoon of baking powder

2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

A handful of marshmallows (optional)

How to make it

  • Begin by preheating the oven to 180°C, Gas Mark 4, and grease the inside of your cake tin
  • Place the butter, caster sugar, muscovado sugar, chocolate and golden syrup in a saucepan and melt on a low heat until all the ingredients are combined and smooth. At this point I defy you not to stick your finger into this gorgeous chocolatey combination!
  • Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool
  • Crack the 2 eggs into a jug and whisk until frothy
  • Add the eggs to the saucepan then the vanilla extract, flour, baking powder and cocoa
  • Mix thoroughly then pour the mixture into the cake tin
  • Bake for around 25 minutes…enjoy warm or cold with a dollop of cream

About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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