Chocolate Brownie Cake

This recipe is fantastic if you want a quick cooking activity to do with the children. Makes a delicious pudding too and it is a good one to bring along to a friend’s house! Fool proof and easy, the children could almost make it without you!

50g dark chocolate (70% cocoa content or more)
100g soft butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
225g sugar
2 eggs
50g flour
½ tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
  • Preheat oven to 180C – grease a 20cm tin with a bit of butter and dust with sugar – or any other shape to be honest –
  • In a small saucepan, place the chocolate (broken into pieces), the butter and vanilla essence. Gently let it melt – LOW heat!
  • Transfer the melted mixture to a bowl and throw in the sugar – let your little ones beat this with a wooden spoon.
  • When the mixture is smooth add the eggs and stir!
  • Combine flour, baking powder and pinch of salt in a bowl and add to the chocolate mixture.
  • Keep beating with the wooden spoon until smooth and well combined.
  • Pour the batter into your pre-greased tin and ensure you spread it out to all corners.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for 20-25 minutes – you want the edges to be firm but the middle to be nice and springy.
  • Let it cool for about 15 minutes, then cut the cake into squares and let cool on a wire rack.
  • If you want to present it whole, simply turn onto wire rack and let cool. Decorate to taste.
  • You can cut into brownie shapes too.
  • If you like walnuts in your brownie add about 50g of these with the flour.

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