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Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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(166 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

    Egg

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  • 65g plain flour
  • 50g chopped pecan nuts

    Pecan

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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 (181)

hollymarie's picture
4

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
5

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
5

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
5

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
2

Failed miserably

harriskx's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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

fmcroberts's picture
5

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

xxmisscookiexx's picture
4

Always failed at other Brownie recipes, But this one came out much better, so will always use this recipe and expand the ingredients as I get better

whitechoco84's picture
5

Is this recipe freezable?

moominvicky's picture

I am a terrible cook and this was brilliant! Made a lovely yummy cake. I used walnuts, very tasty!

Snookiebear's picture
5

Used hazelnuts because I had no pecans - yummy.

gorgeousgriller's picture
5

Absolutely delicious, served just warm with ice-cream and strawberries.

GreyWarden85's picture
5

i added some cherries instead of pecans to this recipe - HUGE hit with everyone who tried - one of our favourites :)

gemmaford27's picture
5

Amazing cake so moist have made this for friends who are new mums just without nuts .

chocolatelover100's picture
5

If you use milk chocolate it tastes less rich so a good one for children who don't like the richness of dark chocolate!

ferrocene's picture
5

Just perfect ! It's not too rich and not too heavy or sickly. I added 200g melted dark chocolate, as that's all I had, and doubled the amount of chopped pecans to make up for the lack of chocolate chips. It was very nutty and a pleasure to eat. Will make again but will try it with fewer nuts and chocolate chips. Whipping the egg whites first definitely gives it its lightness.

lexi199120's picture
5

Wonderful recipe! I made this for our Red Nose Day cake sale at work and it went down a storm.
Instead of making it with pecans, I replaced them with the same quantity of whole hazelnuts, hand crushed - very nice!

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