The Great Australian Bake Off

A fudgy and decadent treat. Enjoy!


  • 225g unsalted butter

  • ½ cup plain flour

  • 1 cup cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup Dutch cocoa powder

  • Pinch salt flakes

  • 4 eggs room temp

  • ¾ cup caster sugar

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup salt flakes

  • Bunch of fresh thyme

  • Canola spray

  • Equipment

  • 23cm x 32cm (base measurement)is this top or base measurement pan approx 2.5cm deep


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

  • 2.

    Melt butter and sit aside to cool.

  • 3.

    Remove leaves from thyme and sit aside.

  • 4.

    Sift flour, cocoas, and pinch salt. Add thyme leaves.

  • 5.

    Whisk eggs and sugars in stand mixer.

  • 6.

    Add half egg mix into flour/cocoa mix and combine.

  • 7.

    Add butter and stir in. Add in remaining egg mix.

  • 8.

    Transfer to pre-lined baking pan and top with some salt flakes.

  • 9.

    Bake for 20 minutes or until fudgy and decadent.

  • 10.

    Let cool and sprinkle top with more salt flakes if required.

  • 11.

    Display on wooden slab/platter with sprigs of fresh thyme


This recipe has not been edited or tested by the Bake Off Food Department.

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