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Chocolate Brownie

By Chelsea Sugar
Chocolate Brownie
12 servings
  • 223 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cooking time 30 mins
  • Serves

    250g butter
    ½ cup cocoa
    1 ½ cups Chelsea White Sugar
    4 eggs
    1 cup flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp vanilla essence


    Preheat oven to 180°C bake. Line an 18 x 28cm sponge roll tin with baking paper.
    Melt butter in a saucepan large enough to mix all ingredients in. Mix in cocoa, remove from heat and stir in Chelsea White Sugar.
    Add eggs and mix well, then add vanilla essence. Sift in flour and baking powder and mix to combine. Pour into prepared tin.
    Bake for 25-30 minutes or until brownie springs back when touched lightly.

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Average Rating
(223 reviews)

This turned out more like a dry cake than a gooey brownie :-( I followed instructions and cooking time and temperature to the tee. Disappointed

I made these and they were simple, easy, and were VERY GOOD !! They came out of the oven gooey on the inside, just how I like it. They had lots of flavor to!

Wonderful recipe I would say that only 3 eggs are required but overall delicious this the only brownie recipe I use !!

The only recipe i use, simple easy and delicious!

Just made a batch and they look delicious. Thank you for this recipe I'll make sure to tell other people

It was great!

Wonderful recipe! I found that throwing in a few white chocolate chips at the end can be a wonderful addition as they sink to the bottom and caramelise beautifully, creating a tasty, crispy bottom.

Very nice dessert , very impressed


100% monate and easy to bake

This brownie was a easy, quick and delicious recipe to do for a quick party dessert. It goes great with a sprinkle of icing sugar on top and a dollop of ice cream and finish it off with a few raspberries. Thanks

Going to make it for Father's day

I made it last night with White sugar as I do not have Chelsea White sugar. I am so glad I came across this recipe, a huge success and so easy and quick to make. I also added two slabs of hazelnut chocolates and will definitely make it again, in fact often. Thank you very much for sharing!

Yum Yum lt’s delicious that was really yummy I appreciate the recipe I adored it!

It was the best chocolate brownie I’ve ever had.

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Simple but amazing recipe ! I'm also gluten free, so simply by changing the flour it still tastes just as good !!!

Thanks heaps !

This is the recipe to a perfect brownie, not cakey and not fudgy, but rather perfect balance between.

Love this! Very easy to make! I mix in a block of hazelnut chocolate! Delicious!!!


It is really good thank you my family loved it

It wasn't chewy and moist, it was fluffy like a cake, but richer. Didn't have that crackly top, was spongy. Too many eggs? Baking powder? Won't make again as it wasn't what you think of when you think "brownie"


very cakey but awesome. thanks so much

Really yummy, love it.

I am 10 years old and I was looking for a recipe to go in my recipe book for school and this one was perfect for my first page.

This was just too good... everyone at home loved it.

I tried it and it worked out really well .
Thank you so much .

You guys are great, thanks a million for the lovely recipes.

not a great cook so appreciate this quick, simple and tasty Brownie, Thank you .

Extremely tasty without any taste of egg

oh wow yum,, but alas they did not survive the night

If you want the crackled top, you have to look for a recipe where butter & sugar and beaten together for a few minutes. But this just has you melt the butter and mix in sugar and cocoa. (Look on for brownie recipe)

This was a good recipe though, quick and easy to make, only in one pan!

really tasty

Crunchy outer and gooey inner-absolutely delicious

wow this is great I love it. It is a little tough on the outside, but other than that it is amazing!

Mmm will try this one

Fantastically Easy!!

frogman ample feebly can eat it all dayLOL

Just made this, was as fast and easy as recipe said. Will definitely make again. Thanks

Wonderful. I make it all the time when I have to provide baking. I also put some chocolate chips in it.

Fantastic, easy no fail cake. Make this all the time for my class!

Tried it. Loved it.

Currently the only recipe I follow

Haven't tried it yet looks yum though ❤️

Very yummy indeed! Love em!

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I love how it turns out to add something new to it you could put chocolate chips, But still tastes amazing without, Perfect for school Lunch, work a snack, for little kids or a great treat

- Emily

SOOO yummy. I added chocolate chips for that extra chocolatey taste. very moist and your instructions were 100%

Certainly a tasty moist brownie, wonderful for a chocolate lover however, it almost could be classed as a cake. Very quick and easy!

Great. Love this recipe, a new family fav. Super moist and delicious

I really like it it was amazing and I was not dejected


this was amazing

It was so easy to make and sooooo delicious I am definitely making this one again!

I loved it! It was really good, but I would recommend not putting it in the oven for 30 minutes or else it is to dry. I put mine in for 18-20 minutes

Hi, whats the temperature for the oven?
CHELSEA; Hi there, the oven temperature is 180°C bake.

Super Good

I have the recipe for a class project that I'm doing.

Great now that I have the recipe I can make them with fruit juice and vanilla chips thanks

these were amazing!! great recipe

False advertising. Hugely disappointed in Chelsea recipes. It's a dry cake. Gross

amazing recipe love it



Not a cake a brownie
Soooooo goooood

They were very good and tasty!! Super easy to make.

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Love the recipe. Quite easy. Tastes amazing!!!

Pictures can be deceiving. This brownie recipe turned into an eggy chocolate cake. Maybe emphasis on the size of egg used is needed. And there is no way I got a crunchy outside with gooey inside.

Less like a brownie and more like a cake - would recommend throwing in some almond meal and chocolate for density


Very Tasty.

It was great :)

it turned out like a very dry cake :(

false advertising — definitely not a brownie, it’s a cake. a rather dry cake at that.

It is a great recipe it turned out amazing it was so light and fluffy

I love this brownie so yum rating this a 10 out of 10

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Not a true brownie - It's a cake

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Taste wise is GREAT! But, it was more of a cake then a brownie lol.

kinda gutted because it was more of a cake sorta thing it looked yummier in the photo for sure.


So yummy and amazing

Thanks for sharing it. I really like it. Always success.

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This is more of a cake for sure, nothing to rave about but it tastes ok & easy to make.

I really like it I tried making it and it was soooo good!

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This is a really helpful recipe great for anybody not that much work awesome.


This is nice


Great. I loved it

nice comments

How do I get it to look like the picture? With the cracked looking top. Mine comes out more of a cake..But I love the taste of it. Currently baking one now which I added in some nutella swirled in and a few squares of chocolate for extra decadence!

I like it

I fund-raised over 20 dollars for sick children charities

Sounds good

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OMG, sooooooo amazing!!!
Super easy to make and my family absolutely demolishes it!!!!
The best brownie everrrrrrrrrrr!!!

Yum loved it definitely do it again

It was delicious I definitely recommend this recipe

Bloody love this recipe... just made a chocolate brownie and just waiting for it to cook :) I know its gonna taste awesome :)

It was amazing

DELICIOUS. Best brownie recipe I've tried 10/10 would try again

This recipe was so easy to make and was so yummmmm ;)

Easy to make, but don't bake it for the full 25 mins if you like it gooey. 15 minutes was plenty and it was still well bound and deliciously fudgey in consistency. I also put less sugar in and slightly more cocoa, only 3/4 cup, and it was plenty sweet enough.

Serves like 30 people, not 12.
Guess I'm either going to have to see these on the street or end up getting really sick.

(They do taste nice, very dry though)

This is a great recipe to make at home with your kids I would love to see more

Soooooo good can't wait to bake it again!!!

Delicious. I've added 100g of chopped dark chocolate with the flour. The secret to not getting a cake is to not over-mix once you've added the flour. Texture should be gritty. Flour should be folded in until it is just mixed in... do not continue to stir after this. A lovely recipe. Beats the others I've tried so far.

It was really yum I loved this recipe so much!! I will use this recipe again as it is so yum and easy to make !!

I don't know why it turned out like a cake

wow wow wow!!!!!

The actual brownie is very yummy but I found that if you leave it in the oven for the full 25 minutes then it turns into more of a cake. The next time I made it I only left it in the oven for 15ish minutes and it came out gooey but semi firm and was perfect. Will definitely make again.

Hi this was a total success! I will definitely be making more in the future! :)
P.S. it even turned out like in the picture thanks so much!

I recently found this recipe, and I've been making them since! They're easy quick and you can easily whip up in 30 minutes. This is definitely my go-to recipe. Delicious sweet treats perfect for parties and great for any occasion! I definitely give you three stars! But just a question they're so sweet couldn't you put in a little less sugar?
CHELSEA: Hi there, if you find the brownies too sweet you could remove a little of the sugar (approx. 1/4 cup) without affecting the texture too much.

This is too much of a cake, this may be the most disgusting food I have ever tasted


More of a cake then a brownie but still good.


i love this recipe it is good for taking to your friends but it does not turn out exactly as the photo but it is still yum mmmmmmm :) .

The brownie did not come out gooie like the picture
Disappointed with the recipe !!

yehh.. beautiful and rich:)

I make mine in cupcake tins and add berries,
They are delicious!

Is it meant to be runny?CHELSEA:With 250g butter and 4 eggs it is expected for the mix to be runny giving that fudgy texture.

These were yummy. give it 5 stars yar.

Love it, easy to do with the kids

Was not the best.It was nothing like the picture.More like a cake than a brownie

This recipe was great worked really well

I love to bake it is my hobby

Tasted sooo good! Love how gooey they are and the crunch of chocolate on the outside!

It was quite dry and was more suit to be a dry cake than a fudgy brownie that the picture shows. Though it was very easy to make, and didn't taste that bad, I wouldn't recommend it unless you prefer cakey brownies over fudgy.

Definitely more of a cake recipe. Added vegetable oil (2 tablespoons) which helped

I loved it it is great

Nice and easy . Ill be using this site a lot more now that I know it's here.
Thank you

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The recipe was really easy. Took about an hour total and turned out really well. Light, fluffy and cakey, just how I like them. However, different people have different brownie preference, and this recipe is MUCH more of a cakey brownie as opposed to the more fudgy type brownie.
One of the best recipes I've used though. Highly recommend!

It worked perfectly loved it I will be making it again DELICIOUS

It was pretty damn geeeewd

It was yummy

Came out quite dry and cake like.. the kids ate it but I won't be making again..

Just a chocolate cake recipe. Tasty but disappointing as was wanting brownies.

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I'm not much of a baker but this was very easy to make.

Perfection! Absolutely delicious.

It was very easy and quick to make, although I would recommend keeping in oven for a bit longer because when I cut it up it hadn't baked through the middle properly, was very disappointed, didn't end up tasting great. But good if you want something to make really fast.

I love food, I will do anything for food.

Easy, tasty, and fast. I have no idea why this recipe have ONLY 4 stars.

It was so good! Thanks!

good recipe

Best Brownie recipe I've come across!!

Really great brownie. I would really recommend it with mashed banana.

This is my favourite brownie recipe, quite cake-y, super easy and everybody loves it. Cook a little longer and its like cake, a little shorter and it is more fudge. Perfect.

Was more like a cake than a brownie!!

Came out cafe quality. Thanks

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I made it and it was very yummy!!!

This is my favourite BROWNIE recipe SO far.

Oh my brownieness! This recipe is beautiful; simple yet very effective! :-D

I think these are the best brownies I have ever tasted.

Unfortunately for us the end result was more of a cake than a brownie! Will need to try out some other recipes for a brownie.

Finally found a brownie recipe that gave a meringue type topping.

Baked 20mins then taken out of oven.

3/4 large block of whittakers creamy milk chocolate roughly chopped and added into mix gave this brownie decadent chunks of bliss when eaten later cooled

Every time I make brownies using this recipe they are delicious. I like to add chocolate chips because it makes the brownies extra dense and to die for. I have had a lot of brownies that are light and fluffy like chocolate cake but this recipe gets it just right.

It's not a brownie it's a cake. It was terrible.

This recipe helps me when having to bake for family gatherings, and is very tasty.


so amazing

I love this recipe. Thank u!

Ok but too cakey - even when cooked for the shorter time of 20mins. Think I'll stick to my brownie recipe next time! ;)

Good as recipe was a bit like a cake but if you want a fudgey consistency, don't cook it as long. Mixed in some chocolate buttons and coconut oil and it was sweet as! Will definitely make again as it tastes good as a cake, brownie and just eating the batter. Chur Chelsea!

The brownie was really nice and it tasted beautiful, didn't look anything like the picture, having another go hopefully it looks a bit better.

Well I am 13 yrs old and I love to bake, and it was perfect. The only thing I could have done would of been add icing sugar on top, but other than that I loved it.

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Did not look anything like the picture. Looked more like a cake. Very disappointed.

I altered this recipe slightly to make a more gooey brownie. Like what you see in the photo provided by Chelsea. Instead of 1 ½ cups of sugar, I mixed in only 3/4 cup of sugar. Recipe also calls for 1 cup flour, I only added 3/4 cup of flour. I added 1 whole size 8 egg along with 2 egg yolks. Even though the recipe asks for 4 eggs. I also added a handful lot of choc buttons , both milk chocolate and white chocolate, for extra gooeyness :) Add whatever floats your boat.
As for all other ingredients and instructions, those remain the same.
NOTE: Do not over cook brownie. It will look under cooked in the centre and a bit wobbly...that's ok. Suppose to be that way. However if you are unsure then an extra 5 mins should be fine. Just keep your eye on it.
I made these changes after reading the reviews and noticed a lot of avid bakers had baked themselves a cake instead of a lovely brownie. I could have easily done the same hehe :) Having tried different recipes over the years and just experimenting, I hoped I had picked a few things up along the way so went ahead and tweaked things a wee bit. 3 stars to Chelsea. 4 ½ stars after tweak lol
Happy baking everyone!

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Fabulous! Easy to make, even with a 7 year old trying to help. Deliciousness!

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Makes more of a cake brownie hybrid. Nothing like the picture, very disappointed as I was hoping for something like the picture.

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Best brownie I've made so nice and everyone loves them. Also so easy and quick.

Very nice, it turned out great love this, hahaha btw my name is chelsea too hehe xx

It taste great but is on the cakey sure and looks nothing like the picture.

I'm really disappointed with how it turned out it was basically a chocolate cake and did NOT taste like a brownie and looked nothing like the picture I'm very disappointed

This comes out like a normal chocolate cake which is dissapointing


It's delicious however I did tweak up the recipe. Instead of using white sugar I used 1 cup of brown sugar, 3 eggs instead of 4 and less flour . I preheated the oven 180 cooked it for 25 min . It was yummy and moreish!! I think if I tweaked it even more by adding less egg and butter maybe flour and add in choc buttons it would be a success as a more of a browny rather a cake.

Perfection in a bowl! Don't forget the vanilla ice cream ;)

This brownie is a firm favourite in our house and super easy to make.

I love this brownie recipe! It was easy to prepare, and tasted great!

This is not brownie, rather, a pretty average bland chocolate cake. Very disapointed. There is no way to recreate the brownie as shown in the picture with this recipe.

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YUM! I always use this recipe now as it's the best one I have found. We love gooey ones so I just cook for less and comes out perfect every time.

Just made this brownie and it is SO good. Dusted with a little icing sugar, also added 1/2 cup chocolate chunks into the mixture. Can't stop eating it.

Kia Ora. I am 14 years old and I love baking, especially for my friends!!!
I remember trying to look for the perfect brownie recipe to impress my mates and I had finally found it. They love the brownies and they always want me to make them. They loved them soo much, I had run out of ingredients when I was about to make some more.
You really have to try them, they are DIVINE!!!! I recommend using 1 cup of sugar because you don't really need the other half.
Please try them because I bet every single person who tries these brownies will have no ingredients left to make more :) (PS If you like gooey brownies, do not make these).

This is not a brownie but a cake. Nice but disappointing when you really wanted a brownie !

Brownie can be made gooey or cakey, very easy to make GF as well.

This brownie is amazing i will make this again!!!

It was a great recipe and everyone LOVED it.

This recipe is awesome , Even My fussy child will eat it and share it I'll definetely make it again. Thank you

Average chocolate cake, not a brownie. I don't know how these ingredients could have made a brownie like in the picture.

I halved the recipe and whipped it up for a rainy afternoon treat. The best part about this (apart from the taste) is that I had everything in my cupboard already - no need to traipse down to the dairy for chocolate drops or walnuts

It was delicious and i will definitely make it again

Very nice as a cake but not as a brownie. It has the flavour of a brownie but has the consistency of a cake. I prefer a more fudgy brownie, this one is fluffy

it was ok but is was like a cake

i love it kit sounded so good thats why i chose it

Just an average chocolate cake, not so much a brownie

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Loved this recipe, I used 1 cup of sugar instead of the recommended and added white chocolate sisters colleagues enjoyed eating them as we all did..Many Thanks ; )

Was pretty yum, but it was definitely cakey and i would suggest making a different recipe with chocolate chips if you enjoy a brownie that is more dense :D

It's a nice moist ''cake' but not a 'chocolate brownie ' at all.
Use Chelsea brown sugar instead of white sugar add 3/4 cup of chocolate chips to receipe.

Tastes ok, but agree with the reviewer that states this is cake, not brownie. Not dense and chewy like brownie, and like photo looks. Also tastes a bit "eggy"

You have 2 different recipes and this one was cake not brownie. And the taste was bland wasnt pleasant.

Absolutely adore this recipe. It was successful on my first try! My family loved it! I added in a cheeky bit of peanut butter too. It was really easy to follow for a person like me, who has no idea how to cook. Hahahaha. 10/10!!

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loved this recipe gone in my family in the first hour

I loved the brownie !! so moist and delicious. i added whit chocolate chips which was nice to

Really Good recipe.

This is the best recipe ever I have cooked this many times for my family and its all gone very quick I really recommend this recipe.

Made this recipe after work for school lunches, definate winner, kids had some after dinner, absolutely loved it! Quick and easy ... will make again! Thanks Chelsea

This was such an amazing recipe, so easy and simple to make for family and friends, 10/10 for me, just marvelous!

We made these with 1 and 1/2 block of whitikers chocolate, 1 cup of cocoa and only 1 and a 1/2 cups of sugar instead of 3. It was amazing and the vanilla ice cream toped it off perfectly!! :)


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Love it, easy to make.. moko`s enjoy making this with their nan. Great recipe for them and all nan does is the egg beating. Thank you.

Omg it was amazing and simple to make :)

Super easy to make and tastes delicious. Definitely top of my list. Will now try more recipes on this site.

Jst made dis 4 me n my boy. He luved tha consitancy it was zamazin. He ate all da brownies in 6 days lol. Wuhu, chur 2 chelsa 4 ur amazin recpe i will deff be using dis again xx

It was really delicious. BEST RECIPE EVER!!!!!

Really great, and SO easy / clean up easy too... made it with the kids, it was an absolute hit for school and work lunches and also a yummy pudding with a bit of icecream :)

Ill let you know in 15 minutes !!!

Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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