Brownie Recipe – Easy to Prepare Juicy Cake with Chocolate

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Find my brownie recipe here – the chocolate cake always inspires enthusiasm!

Brownies are ideal as a gift for colleagues, friends or the next picnic.

The simple cake can be kept for a good 3-4 days, is easy to transport and tastes phenomenal as a sweet finger food! Here are the instructions… Have fun and good luck!

1. Brownie Recipe


Baked, photographed, written down and translated by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 6
Calories 641
Total Time 45 Min.
Preparation Time 30 Min.
Cook Time 0 Min.

Easy instructions for making chocolate cake with icing.

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Brownie recipe image © Thomas Sixt
Brownie served for dessert.



200 g dark chocolate (Dark chocolate or dark block chocolate)
30 g butter

cake batter

4 Stück eggs
250 g icing sugar
50 ml milk
200 g almond flour
5 EL cacao


Baking tray with cake tin and parchment paper
Baking tray with cake tin and parchment paper

Baking sheet

Preheat the oven to 175°C hot air.

–> Cover a deep baking tray with baking paper.

-> I also used a baking pan.

-> Alternatively, you can also use a small baking tray or a large round cake tin.

Brownie ingredients
Prepared ingredients for brownies on the kitchen board.

Prepare ingredients

Prepare the ingredients in the kitchen.

-> Important: The butter should be soft or at room temperature.

chocolate sliced
Sliced chocolate on the kitchen board.

Prepare chocolate

Cut the 200 g dark chocolate into small pieces.

–> Chopped chocolate melts better and more evenly

Sliced chocolate in bowl
Sliced chocolate in bowl

Melt chocolate

Place the chocolate in a bowl and warm in the microwave.

—> Alternatively, melt the chocolate in a water bath or directly in the pot.

butter in the bowl
Room temperature butter prepared in the bowl

Provide butter

Place the room temperature butter in a mixing bowl.

Cream the butter
Butter stirred until fluffy

Stir butter

Cream the butter with a hand mixer.

Creamed butter with egg
Creamed butter with egg

Admit egg

First, beat an egg into the butter and mix the egg with the butter.

Add eggs to butter
Add eggs to frothy butter.

Add eggs

Then add the remaining eggs to the butter and mix.

Prepare brownie batter
Prepare brownie batter

Add Ingredients

Add sugar, milk, almonds and cocoa.

Mix in the brownie batter
Mix in the brownie batter

Mix dough

Mix the ingredients at high speed with the hand mixer.

Melted chocolate
Melted chocolate

Provide chocolate

Prepare the melted chocolate.

The chocolate should be lip-warm before you mix it with the rest of the ingredients.

Add chocolate to the batter
Add melted chocolate to batter

Add chocolate

Add melted chocolate to batter.

Stir melted chocolate into brownie batter
Stir melted chocolate into brownie batter

Mix chocolate

Stir the melted chocolate into the batter.

Ready-made brownie batter
Ready-made brownie batter

Dough ready

Before the final mixing, clean the edge of the dough bowl with a spatula and stir the dough again.

Filled with brownie batter
Filled with brownie batter

Pour in the cake batter

Pour the cake mixture onto the baking sheet and smooth out with a spatula.

dough bowl
Don’t forget to lick the bowl of dough

Clean bowl

Lick the bowl of dough.

needle sample
Needle test with a wooden skewer

bake brownies

Bake brownies for about 40-45 minutes.

–> The baking time depends on the filling height.

–> Take the baked cake out of the oven and pierce it with a wooden skewer.

-> If there are no more crumbs on the wooden skewer, then the cake is baked.

Leave the cake to cool in the kitchen.

Sliced Chocolate
Sliced Chocolate

Cut chocolate

Cut the dark chocolate into small pieces for the glaze.

Divide the chopped chocolate to temper
Divide the chopped chocolate to temper

Divide chocolate

Prepare about 1/3 of the chocolate in an extra bowl.

Melt the chocolate in the saucepan
Chocolate prepared in pot for melting

Melt chocolate

Slowly melt the chocolate in the saucepan on heat setting 1 of 12.

Stir the chocolate as you go.

Temper chocolate
Add chocolate to temper

Temper chocolate

Add the remaining chocolate to the melted chocolate and stir.

Melt the chocolate.

Add butter to chocolate icing
Top the chocolate icing with butter

Add butter

Add a few knobs of butter, about 30g, to the melted chocolate and melt next to the stove.

Heat the chocolate again for a good minute on heat setting 1 of 12, then place it next to the stove to glaze the cake.

Apply chocolate icing
Spread chocolate icing on the cooled brownie cake.

Pour chocolate

Pour the melted chocolate icing onto the cooled brownie cake.

Spread chocolate icing
Spread chocolate icing

Distribute chocolate

Spread the chocolate icing over the brownie cake.

Brownie finished with chocolate icing
Brownie finished with chocolate icing

Glazed brownie

Leave the glazed brownie in the kitchen.

The chocolate icing will take about 2 hours to set.

Cut brownie
Brownie being cut into cake pieces.

Cut brownie

Cut the cake open, you can cut big or small squares.

-> I had to cut the cake out of the mold first.

Serve brownie
Serve variant of brownie cake slices on white plate. Porcelain: LAB by KPM

Serve brownie

Arrange the slices of cake on a platter and serve with the coffee.

-> The perfect Sunday cake is ready 🙂

Brownie recipe image
Brownie served for dessert.

Brownie dessert

Alternatively, you can arrange small pieces of cake with pistachio slivers, powdered sugar and mint for dessert.

–> Your dessert for the perfect dinner is ready 🙂


You can keep the chocolate brownie refrigerated for up to 5 days.


2. Overview of Calories and Nutritional Values

3. Ingredients Overview for Brownies

The quick chocolate cake is practical, you only need a few ingredients.

At the same time, I have prepared a gluten-free cake without wheat flour for you.

This chocolate cake is more digestible, tastes great and makes everyone happy.

The ingredients for your supermarket rally can be found below:

Chocolate prepared on the kitchen board
Butter prepared soft
Chicken eggs in a bowl.
powdered sugar
powdered sugar in a bowl.
Ground Almonds
Ground almonds in a bowl.
Cocoa in a bowl.
milk in the jug
Milk prepared in the jug

4. Hint for Preparing Brownie without Flour

This no-flour cake is gluten-free. Instead of flour I put ground almonds in the dough.

To be honest, I personally don’t tolerate wheat flour very well.

That’s why I like recipes that create balance and are an alternative.

I wrote a separate article on the subject of gluten-free nutrition .

Ground Almonds
Ground almonds in a bowl.

5. This is How the Brownie Chocolate Icing is Perfect

“How does chocolate tempering work easily and safely?”

This is one of the most common questions emailed to me.

Everyone wants a nice shiny chocolate frosting on the cake and it should still be firm.

How does this work? The following is important for this:

You have to melt the chocolate at a low temperature.

I always cut the chocolate into small pieces and don’t use a water bath.

I put some of the cut chocolate in a bowl.

I slowly melt the chocolate in the pot at heat setting 1 of 12. Please stir the pot.

With this method, you can still touch the bottom of the pot without burning your fingers.

The chocolate is slowly melting, when the chocolate is melted I add the rest of the chocolate from the bowl and stir the chocolate until those chocolate pieces are melted as well.

Then I add some butter. I cut the butter into thin slices.

When the butter has been stirred in, I put the pot back on the stove for a very short time, about a minute is a good amount of time. After that, the chocolate icing is ready to glaze the cake.

What have we done? First, the chocolate was melted in a temperature range of over 30°C.

Adding solid chocolate brings the temperature back below 30°C. In addition, we add some butter for the shine.

The subsequent reheating of the chocolate to just over 30°C completes the tempering of the chocolate.

You don’t need to put cakes with tempered chocolate icing in the fridge. The glaze will set, it just takes a little longer.

Chocolate icing tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Apply chocolate icing
Spread chocolate icing on the cooled brownie cake.

6. More Cake Recipes

Chocolate muffins made
Chocolate Muffins are a quick alternative to this recipe.

Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers

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  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE this brownie recipe. I just made it for my colleagues in the office last week… you treat them to something nice for their birthday


    • That sounds fine! I wish you continued success. Kind regards Thomas


  • Your blog and your recipes are a real asset. Thanks for the feast for the eyes and taste buds!


    • May I help you! Kind regards Thomas


  • Hi Chef Thomas, Thank you for these baking instructions! The chocolate cake was perfect for me. The video gives a first overview, ingredient pictures make sure, the step-by-step photos help with the preparation to bake safely 🧁. By the way, I've been looking for more recipe ideas for a long time, your instructions are really the clearest and most detailed. Thumbs up and ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Next I'll make the strawberry shortcake. Greetings from Berlin from Kitty


    • Hello Kitty Ebner, you wrote me a nice message. That's very nice and I look forward to your feedback and praise. For all those reading along: The —> strawberry cake recipe <— can be found elsewhere. Kind regards and continued success! Thomas


  • Servus Thomas, finally leave a message for you today. I have often baked and cooked from your blog. Always a nice experience, from discovering to shopping to the kitchen. I like your videos a lot too. The chocolate cake is great and we really like it. Greetings from Bavaria Fritz


    • Hello Fritz, thank you for your nice and nice feedback. That makes me happy. Greetings and happy baking! Thomas


  • Chocolatey and so fluffy! I'm madly in love! There are really great recipes here! I saw that there are an incredible number of great ideas here in the blog, I'm thrilled… The brownies definitely made our Sunday sweeter… especially the shiny glaze rounds it all off really well!


    • Hello Valle, thank you, I am very happy if you like the chocolate cake. I wish you happy baking! Kind regards Thomas


  • Awesome, just awesome! I've made the brownie recipe twice now – once for my family and once for my son's birthday party. 🙂 The second time I tried the good chocolate from Lindt… that was the winner so far. 🙂 Are there any other recommendations as to which chocolates are particularly suitable for this? PS: The glaze was the highlight for all of us. 🙂 rounded off the brownies and made them a special treat for the palate 😉 Tips on what we can have for a sweet afternoon next time?


    • Hello Sally, thank you very much for your nice feedback from the bakery. Of course I'm happy about that. Ritter Sport seems to contain a lot of cocoa butter, worth a try! Otherwise, Valrhona chocolate is still a good idea. Greetings and keep baking! Thomas


  • It doesn't need many words: just awesome!


    • Hello Frank, thank you for your feedback. Feel free to contact us with cooking questions and kitchen gossip! Kind regards Thomas


  • At this point it would have been better to omit the calorie count at the top *hehe* – just kiddingß. Really damn delicious, nice and juicy but still airy… and sooooooo chocolatey. 🙂 I was so happy about the sweet recipe, I just had to try it right away.


    • Hello Liliane, nice to read from you, I'm glad of course. Because of the calories, I made a dessert brownie, it's smaller 🙂 The good thing about the cake is that it lasts, well covered with foil, the cake lasts for 3 days and tastes even better. Feel free to get in touch again! Kind regards Thomas


  • My heart beats for brownies!! 🙂 And I have to be honest: Most of the time I liked the finished baking mix well enough. But I thought I would finally like to try something special at home and I surprised my friends… it's really crazy how different such "elaborate" (not in a negative sense) and almost ready brownies can taste. From now on I'll always cook my desserts and little sins of the day according to Thomas Sixt's recipe 😉


    • Hello Ramona, thank you for your warm feedback 🙂 Also try the yeast plait, it’s especially delicious! Kind regards Thomas


  • Hello Thomas, I made these brownies based on your recipe perfectly for the first time. Excellent! Maybe add more pictures to your recipe? Anyway, thank you and best regards, Margharete


    • Hello Maggy, thank you for your positive message, I'm glad of course 🙂 Best wishes and continued success and happiness in your baking! Greetings Thomas PS Try the marble cake next


  • Hello Thomas, I finally discovered a fine flourless chocolate cake from you and thank you for it. Already baked twice! Stars 🤩 Greetings Susan


    • Hello Susan, thank you for your chocolate bakery message. I'm very happy about that! If you get a chance, try my marble cake and the New York cheesecake – both baking wonders are very fine! Kind regards Thomas


  • Hi Thomas, thanks for your cake recipe, I really liked the chocolate cake. Warm greetings


    • Hello Pauline, I'm very happy, I'll definitely try the New York Cheesecake next. It's delicious I promise! Continued success Greetings Thomas


  • Hello Thomas, a nice and simple baking recipe and a successful guide. Thanks very much! My daughter has an intolerance and therefore I cannot bake normal recipes with wheat flour. Your version with almonds is very helpful. Greetings from Romy


    • Hello Romy, thank you for your message and the positive lines. I have summarized an article on the subject of gluten-free nutrition , which I think could be helpful for you. Continued success Greetings Thomas


  • Without a doubt, this cake recipe is awesome. I leave Thomas a nice greeting and a thank you. Tasted delicious!


    • Hello Amelie, that's wonderful, thank you very much! Greetings Thomas Sixt


  • Turned out wonderful without any flour! Thank you for this wonderful recipe and the ideas for the glaze.


    • Hello Hanna, that's exactly why I like this cake so much. Thank you for writing! LG Thomas Sixt


  • Hello Thomas, great recipe and without flour just right for me. Thanks!


    • Hello Cora, I'm happy, all the best! Thomas


  • Hello, Just tried the recipe, cake is in the oven and now I'm taking care of the frosting. Many thanks for the instructions and pictures. Greetings Maya


    • Hello Maja, thanks for your nice message, it will definitely work out great! Greetings Thomas