Chocolate Concrete Cake

  • Total Time

    35m
    • Prep Time

      15m
    • Bake Time

      20m
  • Serves

    16

  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

    EF/NF/Veg
    • Egg free
    • Nut free
    • Vegetarian
  • 9 Reviews

    4 star rating

Chocolate Concrete, Chocolate Crunch whatever you call it during your school days this retro bake is a true childhood favourite. This treat is delicious served hot, cold or drizzled in retro pink custard. Check out our simple Pink Custard recipe if you choose the latter option, it's a real blast from the past.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4) Grease and line a 23cm square tin with baking paper

  2. Mix together the flour, sugar and cocoa in a bowl

    • 200g Plain White Flour
    • 200g Silver Spoon Granulated Sugar
    • 50g Cocoa Powder
  3. Melt the butter and mix this in with the other ingredients using your fingers until it becomes crumbly

    • 100g Butter (Unsalted)
  4. Pour the mixture into the tin and using your fingers press it down, ensuring that it fills all of the corners.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes

  6. Once removed from the oven finish with a sprinkling of granulated sugar and serve with custard. For a real retro feel try our pink custard recipe.

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Reviews

  1. 5 star rating

    It was great and yummy my brother and sister loved it so did my mum and dad I loved it to i’ve never tasted the most best recipe thank you

  2. 3 star rating

    I too also found this bake very much crumblier than I thought so, Loveley cake though!

  3. 5 star rating

    Very good x had to put it in for a couple more mins when it was 160 degrees but all in all very happy

  4. 3 star rating

    It was lovely.
    I used 30g of Coco powder instead and added and egg

  5. 5 star rating

    Hi im 11 years old and me and my sister made the choclate concrete and its just beautiful its better than primary school so if you look at this review make sure to make this its not hard its really easy!

  6. 5 star rating

    Made this again today every body loved it so quick and easy 🤗

  7. 5 star rating

    Amazing
    Although after reading the reviews I choose to tweek it slightly.
    I used Cadbury’s FREDO hotchoclate, a teaspoon of baking powder and an extra splash of milk to Combine the mixture slightly more but not completely.
    Also baked it at 160degrees for a couple of mins longer untill I was happy with it.
    And the finished product was amazing 👌🏻

  8. 5 star rating

    I found this was a good recipe and it looked exactly like the site photo above including the crumbs.. The grandchildren enjoyed this just as much with custard as without. No doubt it will become a favourite. It had a lovely chocolate taste which the kiddies loved, yet some older members of the family said it was a tad too much for their tastebuds.
    I used Bournville cocoa so if you know that others may prefer less of a chocolate taste I suggest using a different brand. I would bake this again as it's a quick and easy traybake to make.

  9. 2 star rating

    I found this bake very crumblier also thought too much cocoa family liked it with custard.

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