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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lorenaf's picture

I think this recipe is missing some kind of rising agent - as when one makes it - it does not rise as shown in this picture??

Many thanks

Lorena

lubi_j's picture
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This was really tasty but would def use 20" tin not 24" as its too thin, luckily despite it being thinner it was still really moist. Everyone loved it.

jmilligan09065's picture
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Delicious! Easy recipe to follow. Needed a little longer in the oven but just kept an eye on it. Decorated with coffee buttercream for my brother in laws birthday cake.. so many compliments! Would definitely make again.

michkb's picture
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What an awesome cake! After reading previous comments, decided to add an extra egg and it turned out perfect. YUM!

missberavin's picture
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i swap the pecan nuts for cherries - yum!!!!
Best Brownie cake ever. everyone loves it :)

bjrobo10's picture
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very nice recipe ! easy to make !

juliefrances's picture

do you think stirring some maltesers through it would work?

benandjerrys's picture

this has got to be one of the best chocolate recipes iv ever had but i have to leave out the nuts i think the nuts take away flavor but this one is on the top of my list.

lgd1982's picture
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Really nice, we tried some of ours heated up with vanilla ice cream, yummy.

vickyhinde's picture
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Made this for father's day.....i liked it...didn't love it...liked it...i think i will use a mixture of dark and milk chocolate next time, and mine didn't rise like it did in picture, but i think that was my fault. It was a really humid day when i made this and it took a while to get my egg whites to fluff up.
So i will not give up on this recipe and will try again in cooler weather..i'll keep u posted..

chvallen's picture
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very good, i used white choc instead of the nuts. Not quite as good as Nigella Lawson's recipe and slightly more fussy than it too, but nevertheless very tasty and indulgent.

rach0460614's picture
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did this as a birthdau cake, used extra chunks of chocolate instead of pecans and topped with chocolate butter icing! it went down very well with everyone. would make this again!

mel1989's picture
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This was fab... everyone loved it and very easy to make.

zensen's picture
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I cooked this with gluten free flour for a friend, added an extra egg and reduced the flour (as gluten free flour is more absorbant) by 20 grams and cooked for 45 mins - which was actually a little too long. Was sponge like and not quite as gooey as i'd hoped, but i probably just need to practice with the adjustments. Is best served warmed and with ice cream.

aimee_jane90's picture

i made this the other week and it was fantastic! went down a real treat. I substituted the pecans for Marshmallows, they completely dissolved to make it more sticky and gooey! its one of those cakes you leave sitting out as everyone just helps themselves!

aurelija's picture
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I made this cake for my boyfriend and he loved it...my cousin made it for her birthday and she had great comments from her guests...

lizzys298's picture
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i make it in the form of cupcakes in the exact same ingredients with the same ammount of ingredients, there amazing
x

sazzle83's picture
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Made this as a birthday cake for my friend. It went down a treat and was even easy to decorate with icing. Dont think it lasted longer than 10 minutes with 6 girls around.

star_gazer's picture
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husband loved this. big chunck in one sitting straight from the oven. never tires of this recipe. so easy to make with simple ingredients. Enjoy!

badactress66's picture
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My scales weren't working so my measurements were approximated, however this turned out pretty good considering. I left it in for almost an hour but it still didn't seem to be cooked through, so I pulled it out of the oven to allow it to cool with the thought of mashing it with ice cream as per someone elses suggestion. By the time it cooled it was actually perfect brownie - crisp on the outside and a bit chewy and gooey on the inside. We warmed it back up and served with vanilla ice cream. I'll definitely make this again once I've got new scales!

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