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)

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
5

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
5

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
4

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
5

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
4

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!

emmawelsh's picture
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This was a nice cake, but nothing stunning. I used four eggs, as suggested by other people in their comments and the texture was fine. I also used bourneville as suggested by someone, but wish I has used a 70% choc as I normally would. For me the cake was a bit on the sweet side and not really chocolatey. The best brownie recipe by a million miles is Nigel Slater's in his book The Kitchen Diaries. That brownie excels any other brownie, any other cake and just about any other thing in the world!!! Should've stuck to that one!

steelgoddess's picture
5

This cake is amazing!!! Only problem is it's a bit addictive!! Yummy yum!!!!

tonmilbil's picture

I commented on this recipe not very positively a couple of days ago , Maybe I was hasty in my first conclusion as it seems to have improved over the past few days (I think there is only a small morsel left)
So I think I will most definately make again maybe with an extra egg next time.

tonmilbil's picture

I cooked this for 35 mins in a fan oven but it came out burnt at the top but still edible. It was also a tad too sweet for my taste - It certainly looked nothing like the photo.
Not sure that I will try again I may stick to my usual chocolate cake recipe.

dormababe1's picture
5

This is the third time I've made this cake. It works every time. All the family love it.

wo478691's picture
5

This is the easiest and tastiest cake ever!
Sure to impress friends and family and perfect comfort food :-)

linkevica's picture
5

very simple, very delicious

nicolenixon's picture

I too added an extra egg which worked well. Great dish. I ended up cooking for 45 mins @ 160 degrees in fan oven as concerned it was not getting a crust on top. Still was moist inside so thankfully okay! Served with fresh strawberries and vanilla icecream which is a must I think to break up the intensity of the chocolate. So easy to do with easy ingredients. Will definitely do again!!

blulou's picture
5

Made this instead of my usual brownie recipe, much prefer the texture of this as it was lighter but still had the fudgy dense-ness and crisp exterior. Its hard to explain really... Anyway, top marks, will do again.

kathryn-archdale's picture
5

This was really simple to make and the results are great. I think I would have prefered to make it in a smaller cake tin also, it was quite thin. Cooked it for 35 minutes and it came out perfectly. Highly recommended recipe!

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