Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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(168 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
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

    dahk chok-lit

    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs, separated
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 65g plain flour
  • 50g chopped pecan nuts
    Pecan nuts

    Pecan

    pee-kan

    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…

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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vall
2nd Sep, 2014
5.05
this cake was absolutely delicious! will make it again! everything worked out perfectly although mine didn't rise as the pictured one ;-) Will make it again as it was gone in no time! I put few pecans on the top and tasted soooo good!
Rybena2
1st Aug, 2014
5.05
Made this for a mixture of adults and children and it went down really well. Especially with the children! First time I've made brownie and it turned out to be the perfect texture, taste and fun to make!
banxi17
23rd Apr, 2014
delicious cake, very moist and indulgent. Mine didn't look like the one in the picture, nowhere near as risen but my daughter still loved it as her birthday cake.
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marmiteetponpon
10th Apr, 2014
check this spectacular chocolate red fruits cake at marmite et ponpon... really worth a try http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/04/09/spectacular-chocolate-cake-with-red-fruits/
Magou
21st Mar, 2014
Delicious!!!!! I used 24cm cake tin and I bake for 35 min. Also I add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
rusmith
23rd Jan, 2014
Awesome recipe. Made it for my younger sis when she came to visit and it did not last very long! I added a few chewy toffee sweets. After pouring the batter into the cake tin, I studded it with the toffees. This made it gooooooey and sticky. Yum! Lovely served warm with ice cream!
kategjames
14th Oct, 2013
The cake was delicious but I found the texture a bit too crumbly.
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SiksiMiksi
12th Aug, 2013
This recipe is flawless - the cake came out a treat. Works especially well with Oreo Ice Cream! :)
frowne
23rd Jul, 2013
Yummo - great recipe
amccoubrey
23rd Jun, 2013
Made this for dessert today. Lovely with ice-cream & salted caramel sauce

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goodfoodteam
28th Apr, 2016
No, the chocolate is broken into pieces rather than melted before adding to the cake.
JamieD2397
10th May, 2014
Would it make a difference if I used milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate?
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goodfoodteam
19th May, 2014
Milk chocolate would also work, the brownies will be a lot sweeter though, thanks.
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mizznadia81
10th Jul, 2013
A bit confused here. How much dark chocolate to be used? The instruction state 175g of chocolate whereas the in the ingredients the dark chocolate weighing 225g.
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goodfoodteam
19th May, 2014
Hi there. You add the rest of the chooclate at the end of step 3. Thanks.

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