Brownie cake recipe

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This brownie cake is the perfect dessert for brownie-lovers. Serve with big scoops of ice cream or some lightly whipped cream as an after dinner treat.

Brownie cake
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories386 Kcal19%
Sugar33.1 g37%
Fat25.5 g36%
Saturated Fat7.7 g39%
Salt0.1 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein6.1 g12%
Carbohydrates33.9 g13%
Salt0.1 gRow 7 - Cell 2

This chocolate brownie cake is irresistibly indulgent and oozing with deep chocolatey flavour.

Our brownie cake recipe is the perfect dessert for brownie-lovers. Super quick and simple to make - it’s ready to eat in 50 minutes, serving 8-10 satisfied mouths. Unlike our classic chocolate cake, it contains no flour, making this a perfect bake for gluten-free guests. The ground almonds help to bulk the mixture out a little and give a lovely subtle flavour. Serve with big scoops of ice cream or some lightly whipped cream as an after-dinner treat.


  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 175g butter
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 100g ground almonds
  • zest of 1 orange
  • pinch of salt
  • ½tsp almond extract
  • cocoa, to dust




  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line a 20cm spring form cake tin. For the brownie recipe, in a saucepan over medium low heat, melt the chocolate with the butter, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  2. In another large bowl beat together the egg yolks with 120g of the sugar until pale and creamy. Stir in the ground almonds, orange zest, salt, almond extract and cooled chocolate mixture.
  3. Whip the whites with the remaining 80g of sugar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold through the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Pour into prepared tin, bake for 30-35 minutes until cooked through, the centre will be slightly wobbly but this will keep it gooey and moist.
  4. Remove from the oven, allow to cool completely in the tin. The cake will puff up in the oven and go down and crack on cooling. Dust with cocoa and serve with cream or ice cream.

Top tips for making brownie cake recipe:

Don’t be alarmed if when the brownie cake comes out of the oven, the center slightly wobbles. It will keep the cake gooey and moist. It will also sink a little and crack on the top but this is a great contrast in texture to the sticky interior.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies