Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Kim and Tim make brownies

Best birthday cake ever
A little while ago, me and my housemates made chocolate orange ginger hazelnut brownies. Well, I say "we" made them, but I seem to remember that Tim and Kim, two friends of ours, made them whilst I gave them instructions. Not that I'm bossy at all, or taking advantage of the little competition between the two of them to get them to make my cake... Anyway, we had a couchsurfer called Renato staying with us that night and as it happened to be his birthday, we presented this to him as a birthday cake. We all really enjoyed it, so here's the recipe...

  • Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 5/180°C.
  • Cream together 250ml sugar, 240g soya/sunflower spread and 1tsp salt (if you have a blender you could use it now, but we didn't).
  • Add 3 tbsp cocoa powder and 125g self raising flour (if you don't have self raising flour, just add baking powder to plain flour, about 3tsp for every 225g).
  • Stir in 100g melted chocolate (be careful not to burn it), 120ml orange juice and a handful of chocolate chips/nuts/crystalised ginger/anything else you want to add. Be careful not to over-mix it!
  • Line a square tin with greaseproof paper and pour in the mix.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. It should still look a bit squishy, but cools harder.
  • Enjoy! It's possibly one of the best brownies I've ever tasted...

Recipe source: Return of the Cake Scoffer


  1. Nice recipes! My brownie recipe includes peanut butter and can be found here http://girlwhoatetheworld.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/vegan-peanut-butter-brownies-recipe.html if you wanna check it out! Happy eating x

  2. Ooh, sounds yummy! Thanks :)