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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amydapling's picture
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such a delicious cake! and from such a quick preparation - less than 10 mins it produces a rich and moist cake that is at the same time quite light. defininately a keeper!

gerryb's picture
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I made this for my son's friend's birthday dinner. It was absolutely delicious but even after doubling the cooking time, it didn't cook through. No-one else seems to have had this problem so I will make it again to ensure I didn't do anything silly. Because it was so liquid, we mashed it up with vanilla ice cream and loved every bite.

crazyfox's picture
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Made this again for Easter pudding. Added an extra egg this time. Was much better. Everyone loved it!

satine's picture
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tried this recipe yesrterday as had friends over for dinner. very easy to prepare and excellent result. a must for chocolate lovers

sarahben's picture
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Delicious! Made one this afternoon to take to a PTA coffee morning tomorrow, tried a small slice just to check it was ok first :-) it was so lovely I immediately made another one for me, hubby & the kids to have tonight! Very easy to make too.

crazyfox's picture
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Very easy to make and a good result. I used Lindt 85% cocoa solids chocolate. It tasted very nice, however i've only given it a rating of 4 because it's a bit on the dry side. It could do with a bit more moisture. If i make it again i'd add another egg.

bakkermans's picture
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Guaranteed success!

andreiahain's picture

Delicious!! will do it again and again. Thanks

dinnerlady's picture

Try adding some chunks of white chocolate.

dinnerlady's picture

Lovely - it's a giant brownie! Made this to take to a friend's house for lunch and both adults and kids polished it off. Should be called Vanishing Cake.

roi_sharon's picture
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My husband and I love this cake and can't stop eating it!

bhambra's picture
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I have made this recipe time and time again and it never fails to impress. Try using Green and Blacks Maya chocolate, the orange flavour cuts the richess of the cake.

katpet's picture

five stars for this cake.

katpet's picture

I just followed the recipe and it was straight forward.
Delicious, especially if you love chocolate.

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