Baking with my babies: Wholewheat fudge brownies

Sophie and I have been getting up to lots of baking mischief in the kitchen recently. She’s now at an age where measuring, tipping, and stirring are really fun activities, and she also really enjoys eating the cakes afterwards! We’ve tried a few recipes. I keep things simple because we have to fit in the entire process (except the actual baking) within 45 minutes, as that’s how long Matthew tends to sleep in the afternoon.

We made wholewheat brownies which were really delicious, more like a slightly fudgy cake than a brownie really but I’ll still call them brownies because of their shape.

Wholewheat fudge brownies

  • Servings: cuts into 16 squares
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 175g caster sugar
  • 60g wholewheat flour
  • 30g cocoa powder (I use Green and Black’s)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 125g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 100g plain chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Butter a brownie dish (I used a 9×9 inch tin).
  2. Gently melt the butter.
  3. Mix together the dry ingredients. Tip in the eggs and vanilla, give it a quick stir, then gently pour in the butter and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add in the chocolate chips and fold in.
  5. Tip it into the dish and flatten the top. Bake for about 30 minutes until a wafer-like crust forms on the top. Cool completely before cutting into squares.