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Chocolate Brownie Cake

Rachel Riesgraf
Brownie cake is just as amazing as it sounds! Chocolate cake and brownie batter mixed together and baked until rich, fudgy, chocolatey perfection, then drizzled with delicious, simple chocolate ganache. It truly tastes like a brownie and chocolate cake combined! This cake looks impressive, but is really easy to make!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 servings


Brownie cake

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup hot melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup buttermilk (or milk)
  • ½ cup hot water

Chocolate ganache

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 ¼ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (8 ounces)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a bundt pan.
  • Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt and espresso powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter, oil, granulated sugar, and brown sugar for about 2-3 minutes using an electric mixer or a whisk until lighter in color. Beat in the eggs and vanilla, then the buttermilk. Mix in the hot water.
  • Add the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and use a large spoon or spatula to fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  • Pour into prepared bundt pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs (if the toothpick comes out with glossy batter, keep baking).
  • Let the cake cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes then turn the cake out onto a plate or serving dish to cool at least another 30 minutes. Make the chocolate ganache before serving, then pour half of the ganache over the cake. I like to save the other half for drizzling on individual pieces!

Chocolate ganache

  • In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium heat until it starts to gently simmer, stirring often so it doesn't burn. Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips. Cover the pot and let sit for about 5 minutes, then whisk until smooth.
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