Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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(167 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins - 20 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 10
The perfect cake for brownie lovers, try a big slice warm with some ice cream

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal405
  • fat26g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars34g
  • fibre0.44g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.06g
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  • 175g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 225g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 medium egg, separated



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 65g plain flour
  • 50g chopped pecan nuts
    Pecan nuts



    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter a 20-25cm cake tin and line with greaseproof paper.

  2. Place 175g/6oz of the chocolate, plus the butter and sugar in a heavy-based pan and heat gently until melted, stirring occasionally. Leave to cool.

  3. Whisk the egg yolks into the chocolate mixture, then add the flour, nuts and the remaining chocolate.

  4. Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks, then gently, but thoroughly, fold into the chocolate mixture.

  5. Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the centre of the oven for about 35-40 mins until crusty on top. Leave to cool, then run a knife around the sides and remove from the tin. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm with custard or ice cream or cold with cream.

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Comments (182)

janebradley42's picture

Tried it with fudge chunks instead of nuts, best brownie recipe I've tried.

gooseberrycrumble's picture

I agree with Mr. Bond entirely. Gooey middle with four eggs but delicious, nonetheless! Served warm with ice cream. Yummy!

mr_bond's picture

Great recipe although it was a bit gooey when I make this again I'll put 3 eggs in instead.

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mint_choc_chip's picture

This is great as a treat or birthday cake if you're short on time but still want to impress. Lovely squidgy chocolate - served at Christmas with Cointreau cream - went down a storm! I use walnuts instead of pecans if I'm feeling a bit stingy!

mint_choc_chip's picture

This is great as a treat or birthday cake if you're short on time but still want to impress. Lovely squidgy chocolate - served at Christmas with Cointreau cream - went down a storm! I use walnuts instead of pecans if I'm feeling a bit stingy!

yolaine's picture

The best brownie recipe ever!

ace1abi's picture

When I made this cake, it was fair to say it was very well received! The only addition I made was a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

suleser's picture

Good recipe, very rich cake. I used Maya chocolate as per suggestions, but thought it came up too sweet. In fact, it adds 30 g sugar compared to 70% dark chocolate. I'll try next time to reduce the sugar to 170 g if using Maya. I also used 4 XL eggs instead of 3. The consistency came up perfect! Easy cake to prepare and allows for variations on what chocolate to use.

sumarks's picture

I over cooked it a bit due to a five year old distraction, but even slightly burnt this was yummy yummy yummy!!!

tirsty512's picture

can this be made in advance? thinking of making this for christmas but would like to do it the day before? any tips?

faye_ella's picture

Wow! This was a serious chocolate hit! Bit too rich for me but everyone else loved it! Top seemed crumbly, almost dusty when touched? Not sure if it was supposed to be or if it was because I had visitors who arrived just after I melted choc, they stayed a while so it was quite thick when I used it - I wasn't sure if I could melt it again. Still vanished quickly though!

whitechoco84's picture

This is a very easy cake to make, I added an extra egg, as suggested and the texture was light and moist.. perfect! As usual with brownies I took it out of the over just before it was done, so it was still wet inside. Just as long as you get those stiff peaks, it's fool proof!

foodloverkeamo's picture

Loved this recipe, tasted fantasic! A winner to definitely make again!

beefy1980's picture

A very easy recipe to follow, my 7 year old daughter loved helping. The cake didn't quite end up like the picture, although it did taste heavenly! We tried it cool, with some limoncello cream,yum!

karengi's picture

Lovely, I made it with my 3 boys for an evening with friends. Everyone loved it. We missed out the pecans and added some chopped white chocolate instead due to fussy kids but still came out fab. Light and almost moussy in the middle with a cruchy outside, yummy!

chappers868's picture

I tried this recipe last night. It was simple and delicious! I did have to extend the cooking time by 10 minutes and I replaced the pecans with flaked almonds. Will definitely be making this again! NOM!


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