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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gnatty's picture
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So easy to make and soo lovely... Just perfectly crunchy crust brownie should have, with a wonderfully gooey chocolatey interior.
Made wth Lindt 85% cocoa solids and melted all the chocolate - and it set perfectly

big123's picture

Brilliant recipe but even better with a little less sugar - I use 150g.
Really easy to make and never fails to impress!

squaccy's picture
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I tried this, it tasted very very nice :) Though I think I was expecting it to rise a bit more than an inch... But it was easy and thats all that matters :)

lesley1142's picture
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Really gorgeous! For serious chocoholics only!! It did take another 15-20 mins longer to cook and even then the inside was gooey, the top crisp. It is lovely served warm with good quality vanilla ice cream. I'm going to serve it at my next dinner party.

hannahram's picture
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I have to say mine rose nowhere near as much as the one in the photo!! Very very yummy though, really chocolatey and a nice balance of chew and crunch!

flossieb79's picture
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So easy to make and a real chocolate treat. Nice and moist in the middle. I see this one becoming a firm family favourite!

hward41's picture
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Lovely cake, always a popular one in my house when i make it. I tend to use walnuts instead of pecans

neelish's picture
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Really easy and really successful. I used chopped walnuts in lieu of pecans and a 50/50 mix of dark and milk chocolate. Also try dusting with drinking cocoa.

porkybaby's picture

My cake turned out delicious but very crumbly. It practically falls apart in my hands. Is that supposed to happen or did I do something wrong?

melihead's picture
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I made this for my friends birthday at work and it was fantastic!! Everybody loved it. I did add mini marshmellows to the mix as well which also kept it really nice and gooey in the centre. Am going to try it again and add some banana just to see how it goes!

carinapopescu's picture

Ahhhh amazing !! .. made it with hazelnuts because didn't have any pecans .. still amazing !! mmmmm .. licked the bowl cleean :)

xx

jacquelinemason's picture

So easy and so tasty. my family loved it.

bellymonster3's picture
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so so so nice,made this 3 times and every time perfect.But i used 1/2 dark and 1/2 milk choc.

marie-elaine's picture

Have made this cake several times and it has been adored by all; some have begged for the receipe.

newport76's picture
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This is just a fab cake, have made it 3 times in just one week.
I've got a friend who can't eat nuts so I replaced them with blueberries and that just took the cake to another level. If you do add blueberries you may have to add another five mins to the bake time.
Today I will be making it again but I will be split the cake mixture into two sandwich tins. One will have nuts the the other will have blueberries and I will join them together with cream, I'll let you know how that goes.

Harrysu's picture
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Never been a fan of brownies but baked this for my daughters, who adored it, have to confess I did too and so easy to make, will be making this again. I substituted pecans with a mixture of walnuts and brazil nuts, delicious

teskey's picture
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My 6 and 3 year old girls helped me make this for my husbands birthday. Everybody loved it and it tasted delicious. Will definately make again. We added some extra white chocolate just for good measure.

xchloee's picture

I'm gonna try this :D

alex14's picture

Really nice made it at school. I added hundreds and thounsands on top. Could be little more moist. I'm going to make it over and over again.

wendy1427's picture
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really chocolatey and yummy! this was the first cake recipe that i have made that actually turned out like it was supposed to so am really pleased. Really easy to make and definately worth it if you love chocolate!

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