Cake Brownie Recipe

Ultimate Cakey Brownies

These cake-like brownies have a slightly fluffy texture and a great chocolate flavor.

15 min. prep time
16 brownies
545 Ratings


3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 8-inch square baking pan. Set aside.

Place chocolate in bowl. Microwave on Medium (50% power) 1 minute. Stir; continue microwaving, stirring at 1 minute intervals, 2-3 minutes or until chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside.

Place butter in large bowl. Beat butter with wire whisk until soft and creamy; add sugar. Continue beating until well mixed. Add one egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add milk, corn syrup and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Add melted chocolate; continue beating until well mixed.

Stir in flour and baking powder until well mixed. Pour brownie mixture into prepared pan. Spread mixture evenly in pan. Bake 23-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Do not overbake.) Cool completely.


Flavored: Substitute 1 teaspoon flavoring (mint, almond, etc.) for vanilla.

Stir-ins: One-half cup of stir-ins (nuts, baking chips, toffee bits, etc.) may be stirred into brownie mixture before baking.

Topping: Sprinkle cooled brownies with powdered sugar or frost with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

Recipe Tip

- To melt chocolate on stove-top, place chocolate in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

- To substitute unsweetened cocoa for unsweetened baking chocolate, use 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa plus 1 tablespoon butter for each ounce of unsweetened baking chocolate.

- Reduce baking temperature by 25°F, if using dark or nonstick baking pan.

- To prepare brownies in 13x9-inch baking pan, double all ingredients. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts (1 brownie)

Calories: 120

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 55mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #11315©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Made three types of cookies for work, and these were the only ones with leftovers at the end of the day. They're not bad, but they are kind of boring, and cake-y brownies don't seem to be a hit with my colleagues.
I have a problem with this recipe. I baked it according to instructions and it came out so crumbly it was rediculous. More wet than cakey. Boooo! The best it is good for is crumbling atop ice cream.
Tried this recipe, loved it soo much so shared it on my blog ;)
really good:]
This was great with whipped cream and coffee. I used cocoa powder (9 Tablespoons) and 3 extra Tablespoons of butter in place of the unsweetened chocolate. It was a cakey brownie. Not too sweet. I did not frost them but I added pecans. My husband likes cakey brownies and this worked perfectly.

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