Decadent chocolate brownies are a definite crowd pleaser- Easy Chocolate brownies recipe is a great go to recipe for a quick and easy dessert


 3 Eggs
 500 ml Castor or Brown Sugar
 250 ml Flour
 125 ml Cocoa Powder
 125 g Chocolate, chopped into rough pieces
 125 g Butter
 30 ml Golden Syrup
 50 g Almonds, roughly chopped

How to

Preheat the oven to 160ºC and line a 20cm square tin with baking paper.

Beat the eggs and sugar until pale.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter, chocolate and syrup over a medium heat.

Sift the flour and cocoa powder into the egg mixture and combine.

Beat in the melted chocolate mixture until the batter is thick.

Pour into prepared tin and top with almond. Gently press the nuts into the surface of the batter.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, when testing with a knife, it won’t come out clean, but rather a small amount of cake should stick to the knife when it is removed. It shouldn’t be raw, but rather sticky.  

Score the brownies into 16 squares while they are still hot and set aside to cool completely before removing from the tin.

Enjoy with coffee, ice cream or just on their own.


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Recipe courtesy of Grace Stevens, founder of Grace Stevens, formally Cupcakes by Design. A Cape Town based cake decorator, instructor and author of two books.

Watch Grace Stevens make her Easy Chocolate brownies recipe.