Jo Wheatley inspired us all to get baking – when she won last years Great British Bake Off. She’s a great fan of Fairtrade and has used fairtradechocolate, sugar, vanilla, cocoa and brazil nuts in this scrummy recipe.


100g dark chocolate, chopped

85g milk chocolate, chopped

115g unsalted butter, diced

300g caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs, beaten

100g plain flour

50g self-raising flour

30g cocoa powder

80g Brazil nuts, chopped



1 Heat oven to 170°C/Gas Mark 3. Grease and line a 20cm square tin with baking parchment. Heat dark chocolate, 25g of milk chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir until smooth and leave to cool slightly.

2 Add the sugar, vanilla and beaten eggs to the melted chocolate and butter, and mix to combine.

3 Sift both of the flours and cocoa powder into the bowl and mix until smooth.

4 Fold in the chopped Brazil nuts and the remaining 60g of chopped milk chocolate. Spoon into the prepared tin, spread level and bake on the middle shelf of the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes.

5 Leave to cool in the tin, then cut into squares and serve either as a cake or as a dessert with ice cream.

Per Serving: 241 cals, 13g fat (6g saturated), 23g carbs

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