Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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(167 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins - 20 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

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

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Comments (182)

heatherlp's picture
5

Easy and so simple!
I added hazel nuts and glacé cherries to mine, it is gorgeous! Will defo make again

charlie92's picture
5

Made this for my girlfriend who ADORES chocolate and it was easy and fun to make and tastes amazing. Definitely using this recipe from now on!

buttons13's picture

this is just as nice with out the pecans.I also found that it freezes well if you pre cut some slices and wrap it up well,then it's ready to be taken out when needed for pack lunches

juniperchick's picture
3

Tried it last week and thought it was a bit dry, couldn't figure out why, used 4 eggs instead of 3 as well. For that reason, I'm giving it only 3 stars. Taste wise, it was lovely, wasn't too sweet. Perhaps I should have left the chocolate bits a bit chunkier.

jess_forde's picture
5

I added 4 eggs as per some of the comments left on here and used milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate. Had to cook for an extra 15 minutes, it was slightly burnt on top and around the edges however delicious

adorabake's picture
4

Just made this and must say it was really good. Soft on the inside and nice n crusty on the outside. I added custard and chocolate shavings for decorations :D

nbreckwoldt's picture
5

Very moist chocolate cake/torte! To make it a special birthday cake, I added chocolate frosting on top, with raspberries and malteasers, very rich, looked great and went down very well!

giraffe0522's picture
5

it tastes really good and it was really easy to make!

melissapadgett's picture
5

This cake was absolutely amazing! It was so easy to make! I made the cake for a spanish family that I'm living with at the moment so was really nervous it wouldn't be to their taste but they all loved it and asked for the recipe! I served it with vanilla ice cream and strawberries that I had dipped in chocolate and left to set over night. I could make this cake every day! :)

calum-mcf's picture
5

I just made this today and after one slice it led to another.
I really recommend this recipe it was delicious!

ladyrosewarneofcakes's picture

Made this earlier today as I have been keen to try different chocolate cake recipes. Served it warm with custard to my family and within 10 minutes all were asking for seconds. Made with milk chocolate and white chocolate chunks instead of nuts, was absolute heaven

webhawk1's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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
4

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
5

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
5

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
5

Love this recipe!! Everyone loved the cake! Delicious!!

0806632's picture
5

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

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