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Serves: 12

By Suzywong

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  • 150g butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 175g caster sugar

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp drinking chocolate heaped

  • 1 big tbsp drinking chocolate

  • 2 eggs

  • 150g chocolate (at least half of it should be plain)

  • 100g plain flour


  1. Set the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4. You will need a 7 inch square baking tin, lined with baking parchment.
  2. Melt the butter and the chocolate over a low heat in a small pan and leave to cool slightly.
  3. Beat together in a bowl the eggs, vanilla extract and caster sugar until it looks creamy. Then sift in the flour, drinking chocolate and salt.
  4. Add in the walnuts and the chocolate and butter mixture and mix well with a spatula, but don't beat it. It should be smooth and glossy.
  5. Scrape it into the lined tin and bake it for 20 minutes. Then have a look at it; the top should be pale and cracking slightly, like a dried up muddy puddle, and the body of the mix will still be slightly wobbly. If it isn't like this then leave it in for another 3 minutes.
  6. Leave to cool in the tin and then slice into portions.

Handy Hint

DO NOT take it into the bathroom and scoff the lot.

Additional Information

  • cake

  • chocolate

  • Kids party

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Cake/Dessert

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  • TimIgor88 26/01/18 11:18

    the best for this cake

  • Ineke 24/01/17 01:28

    Suzywong, please tell me how many tbsps of drinking chocolate and can you use cocoa instead to reduce sugar content. Also, how many ozs of walnuts please?

  • SparklyNew 23/09/16 14:46

    So easy, and so Good!

  • Babyh74 09/04/15 08:57

    I have registered to this site because I had to put a review on this brownie. Made brownies first time and it was amazing! I am not a chocoholic but this I had a piece of two. In the ingredients it doesn't state how many walnuts. I just took a big handful, semi crushed them and put in the batter. Also I think my new oven temp isn't right and took them out at 22m. Was semi runny in the middle but wouldn't change a thing :)

  • Brody021 16/03/15 08:25

    Just wondering "drinking chocolate" ???? Is it cocoa powder or the very sweet drinking chocolate powder?? B

  • chocolatewine 16/12/14 22:33

    We have made these hundreds of times over the years they are yummy!!

  • HelzBellz 16/05/14 07:18

    Walnuts? I can't see how many, help! Also one or two tblsp drinking chocolate? Again ingredients don't seem to match!

  • IVB 10/05/13 19:01

    Thank you for this recipe - just made them and they were very easy to make and are delicious to eat. They are rich, without being over the top, moist and light at the same time. I've tried out a lot of Brownie recipes over the years and these have to be one of the best. Thanks again!

  • Bonzobodaband 23/03/13 23:22

    Just made the brownies and took them out after 23 mins and after a few minutes it sank in the middle. Just a raised edge. The oven was the right temp as I have a thermometer. :(

  • TheSkiingGardener 25/02/12 11:02

    Really lovely recipe, and easy to do.

  • iamabadger 02/02/12 19:34

    Really lovely, very moist. Went down very well at work with a gang of hungry doctors and nurses!

  • mumatron 29/07/11 12:30

    soooo good! made these this morning and they are almost all gone already.

  • thesoo 27/07/10 14:49

    Easy, fast and heavenly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

  • missorinoco 11/11/09 15:16

    DH and I make these with DS all the time. He likes the raw mixture, but not the cooked version, which is frankly perfect!

  • sockmonkey 25/09/09 20:09

    I love you suzywong! These are deeelish!!

  • TheLibrarianIsNotAMonkey 11/07/09 18:17

    I've said it on a thread but 'curse you suzy Wong, CURSE YOU!!' These brownies are easy to make and ridiculously, squidgely delicious.

  • HaventSleptForAYear 06/05/09 12:04

    Just made these and finding it hard to resist the temptation to scoff the lot! Best brownies I have made.

  • goingtohaveagoodnightssleep 01/04/09 16:40

    This recipe makes fab brownies with or without the walnuts - Yummy!!!!

  • pipsqueak 31/03/09 19:14

    tried this recipe at the weekend and was really pleaseed with the result . brownies much admirted by guest. i used options instant drinking choc as this was all i had in plus all plain choc and neither seemed to adversely effect the outcome. will definitely make again.

  • NorbertDentressangle 27/03/09 20:10

    Chocolate perfection! Highly recommended. You can also experiment by adding different nuts (chopped dates are lovely too)

  • bathmum 23/09/08 16:11

    I made these brownies for my sister's birthday - they were fantastic! Big success with my ds too....

  • filthymindedvixen 15/09/08 16:52

    It pains me to say this recipe is possibly even better than my own brownie recipe....

  • Janie44 25/07/08 08:58

    I made this receipe last night and the brownies are so easy to make and they taste gorgeous!! Will be making these again!

  • ghosty 14/01/08 08:31

    I make this often. It is so easy and quick to make and people think I am a domestic goddess as they are so special! I was specifically asked by children in DS's class to provide them for the class xmas party ... A definite way to win friends [grin]

  • 08/01/08 15:38

    A mn classic for a reason!