Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins - 20 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 10

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
405
protein
4g
carbs
41g
fat
26g
saturates
14g
fibre
0.44g
sugar
34g
salt
0.06g

Ingredients

  • 175g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 225g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs, separated
  • 65g plain flour
  • 50g chopped pecan nuts

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food Vegetarian Christmas magazine, December 2006

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webhawk1's picture
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I don't like pecans and replaced with hazelnuts, marvellous. Impressed everyone, work friends and family. If I can make this anyone can!

nic_reading's picture
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Took a little longer than expected while waiting for the chocolate & butter mixture to cool but was certainly worth the wait! It took the full 40 mins and as I was a little short on dark chocolate I chopped up a mars bar and added it in at the end before folding in the egg whites. Tasted amazing :)

danimarie91's picture
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This has become a staple brownie recipe in my household! I leave out the nuts (because I have a fussy boyfriend!!) and bake in a rectangular baking dish to be cut into 12 square brownies. Delicious and they never last more than 2 days!

katmil's picture

I've just baked this cake, it smells heavenly!! Haven't tried it yet, but the recipie was easy to follow and the cake looks perfect. Only difficult part?? Keeping the kids away while it cools down!!!

caradavis1985's picture
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I made this cake to take to friends for dinner. It was really really easy to make. Mine didn't look as thick as the picture, but my friend reheated it in the oven, and we had it warm with ice cream...gorgeous. Real over indulgent, comfort food.

hellucy's picture
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I have made this a few times now with dark choc, milk choc, white choc or a combination of the 3 & it always turns out absolutely fantastic.

helfos's picture
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Best Brownie cake ever!
I doubled the recipe, didn't use any extra eggs, cooked for 40 mins - perfect! lovely and crisp on the outside, gooey and chocolatey on the inside. Used walnuts instead of pecans, then topped with buttercream icing, lovely!

ash2fire's picture
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Love this recipe!! Everyone loved the cake! Delicious!!

0806632's picture
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Forgot to say, there were no pecan nuts available so i substituted 50g of prunes. Probably added to the gorgeous moisture!

0806632's picture
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I made this for dessert after the toad in the hole featured in this month's BBC good food magazine. I used a 23cm springform cake tin and it worked perfectly. So gooey and flavorsome. Vanilla ice cream too! Yummy!

hollymarie's picture
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I thought this was a nice recipe, just a bit crumbly! I had to cook it a bit longer than the recipe suggested with foil on the top, as the mixture was still 'fizzing' a bit when I listened closely (suggesting it wasn't cooked). But the flavour was lovely! Sooo chocolatey!

pixie-moo-lele's picture
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i didn't find recipe the best brownies i've ever made but it was different having a brownie in a cake tin.

donnalovescheese's picture
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Absolutely amazing and so easy to make. I made this with extra chocolate instead of nuts and melted all the chocolate at stage 2 instead of adding in chunks. Worked perfectly and tasted so good warm with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream

ladyjas's picture
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I made this for tea with friends and they were not keen on eating it as they are not lovers of chocolate brownies and only tried it so they don't upset me...but to their suprise THEY REALLY ENJOYED IT AND EVEN ASKED ME TO MAKE ANOTHER ONE :)
It is so easy to make, would highly recommend trying it.

mtownhill's picture
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Amazing!! Sooo nice. Made for a girlie gathering and eaten warm with vanilla ice cream. Had to cook a bit longer though about 10 mins as I was paranoid it wasn't cooked thru. Still turned out lovely and moist

lucyofthejob's picture
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Failed miserably

harriskx's picture
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I have made this cake several times now- it has turned out really well, which is great as my previous sporadic attempts at brownies have been disappointing. It is very rich so I make it in a larger 25cms tin so that the slices are thinner. I omit the nuts. Serve it hot or cold with some raspberries and/or raspberry coulis - great combination with chocolate!

zoerose's picture
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Very easy and delicious, made for a birthday cake but eaten as dessert after dinner slightly warmed again with good quality ice cream.

diane7liverpool's picture
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Heavenly! Followed the recipe but didn't add nuts (allergies) so added extra chocolate pieces......yummy

fmcroberts's picture
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I found it needed a bit longer to cook and had to put foil over it to stop the top burning. Otherwise great!

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