Brilliant brownies

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Serves: 8

By sillyoldmuppet

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  • 180g self-raising flour

  • 250g butter

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 2 tsp vanilla essence

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 400g sugar

  • 4 eggs (beaten)

  • 12 tbsp unsweetened cocoa


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa.
  3. Melt the butter over a low heat. Beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla essence.
  4. Add the butter to the egg and sugar mix. Then add flour and mix well.
  5. Spread into greased rectangular baking tray (9x13”) and bake for about 30 minutes.

Handy Hint

The brownies should appear dry on top and be almost firm to the touch. Although they will remain moist inside.

Additional Information

  • Kids party

  • Can Freeze

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Nut Free

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  • FelizFuturaMama 14/02/13 20:53

    I found these so quick and easy to make, really delicious, especially as I added choc chunks to the top when they had just come out of the oven!

  • salome2001 21/02/11 22:48

    Hmmm.. not sure about these. Made a nice chocolate traybake cake but didn't have the chewy texure that a brownie should have. Won't be making them again

  • ebonyfish 23/12/10 22:37

    Excellent - easy to make, lovely rich choc flavour from the cocoa powder and fab texture. Used a slightly smaller tin - just lined it with grease-proof paper leaving a few cms above the edge, no problems. A real winner!

  • ilovemydogandMrObama 20/12/10 13:19

    these brownies are adaptable as dairy free. Just replace the butter with Pure or any other non dairy margarine.

  • jaggythistle 15/12/10 14:57

    Really easy and worked well, even though my baking tray was a bit smaller than specified. I got tall Brownies.

  • pastagirl 06/12/10 20:39

    was yum and very easy.

  • luckykitty 04/12/10 13:39

    Oh my gosh this is the best recipe for anything ever! Its so easy, and they taste amazing :) thank you!

  • RachelMumsnet 24/09/10 11:55

    Horrah ! I can bake. This is v v easy and I made two batches this week with my son (7) and both came out of the oven looking and tasting like Chocolate Brownies. What I really liked is that you don't have to weigh out the butter cos you use a whole pack Thanks for sharing - a resounding success and I'll never look back !

  • tHELLISH 18/10/09 11:06

    Marvellous recipe, thank you! * 12 tbsp is a lot of cocoa, so make sure you've got plenty before you start. I used nearly a whole small tin! * I have a fan assisted oven, so turned it down to about 160 C. It was probably done at 25mins, but was fine after 30. * I've got enough brownies to sink a battleship! I think I will be rather larger by the end of the week,...

  • shaz1982 27/03/09 19:39

    I am also not a very good cook at all but much to my suprise these came out really well. This recipe will be added to my list of things I know I can do and will be used over and over! Thank you!

  • jemart 26/03/09 17:08

    chocolatey smiles all round.

  • thebel 05/04/08 15:11

    I am not the worlds greatest cook, but I liked the sound of this recipe, particularly the never fail part! And I have cooked it twice now and both times have been a huge success. Many thanks!