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

wo478691's picture
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This is the easiest and tastiest cake ever!
Sure to impress friends and family and perfect comfort food :-)

linkevica's picture
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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
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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
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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!

burzulicious's picture
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So good! I added an extra egg and it was just perfect! I'll be making this one again.

eleanormayo's picture
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I did this in a 23cm tin and would definitely do again, but in a 20cm tin to get a deeper, gooier cake.

farihah88's picture
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yummy. also put in walnuts instead of pecans.

gemmaharris81's picture
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Just used up the unwanted dark choc from the Xmas chocolate tin and what a treat!!! Also added milky bar butttons instead of nuts.

rosenstielj's picture

Greatly enjoyed by the Office of the MP for Cambridge at their Christmas party.

easter_blizzard's picture
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I made it last week for my boyfriend's birthday, and it worked out spectacularly! I followed the basic recipe, but after reading some of the comments decided to add an extra egg (which didn't hurt!) and substituted pecans for chopped hazelnuts. It came out very moist and seriously chocolate-y. I've never made a chocolate cake before, and in fact, pastries and deserts were always a bit of a difficult area for me, but this recipe was really easy and it worked out really really well! I'll be making it again!

hpugsley's picture
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Lurverly!! I started with it in a 22cm tin....just too big and flat, then tried n 18cm tin - perfect

saulmani's picture
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I've been on the look out for the perfect brownie recipe - this is good but not sure it's the best I've tasted - will try again though.

jmistovski's picture
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DELICIOUS hot or cold..alone or with cream...a winner. oh, i used walnuts which were great too

ariannamemo's picture

Geraldine, you are not alone! I had the same problem, it just didn't cook through,even with extra time in the oven.No idea why. Still delicious though. I also tried adding raspberries, but they got all mashed up...anyone knows how to prevent this? maybe using frozen ones?

j14nyb's picture

Never made anything before... start easy I thought. Turned out fab, easy to follow, added walnuts instead of pecan. It was really good warm with icecream really moist all at dinner party gave it 10/10....maybe they were just beng kind but Ialso thought it tasted great. Only problem is you tend to want to keep it to yourself.

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