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 eggs, separated
    Eggs

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

    Pecan

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    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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rearose
3rd Aug, 2012
5.05
asum
heatherlp
22nd Jul, 2012
5.05
Easy and so simple! I added hazel nuts and glacé cherries to mine, it is gorgeous! Will defo make again
charlie92
21st Jul, 2012
5.05
Made this for my girlfriend who ADORES chocolate and it was easy and fun to make and tastes amazing. Definitely using this recipe from now on!
buttons13
30th Jun, 2012
this is just as nice with out the pecans.I also found that it freezes well if you pre cut some slices and wrap it up well,then it's ready to be taken out when needed for pack lunches
juniperchick
18th Jun, 2012
3.05
Tried it last week and thought it was a bit dry, couldn't figure out why, used 4 eggs instead of 3 as well. For that reason, I'm giving it only 3 stars. Taste wise, it was lovely, wasn't too sweet. Perhaps I should have left the chocolate bits a bit chunkier.
jess_forde
17th Jun, 2012
5.05
I added 4 eggs as per some of the comments left on here and used milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate. Had to cook for an extra 15 minutes, it was slightly burnt on top and around the edges however delicious
adorabake
6th Jun, 2012
4.05
Just made this and must say it was really good. Soft on the inside and nice n crusty on the outside. I added custard and chocolate shavings for decorations :D
nbreckwoldt
4th Jun, 2012
5.05
Very moist chocolate cake/torte! To make it a special birthday cake, I added chocolate frosting on top, with raspberries and malteasers, very rich, looked great and went down very well!
giraffe0522
18th Mar, 2012
5.05
it tastes really good and it was really easy to make!
melissapadgett
5th Mar, 2012
5.05
This cake was absolutely amazing! It was so easy to make! I made the cake for a spanish family that I'm living with at the moment so was really nervous it wouldn't be to their taste but they all loved it and asked for the recipe! I served it with vanilla ice cream and strawberries that I had dipped in chocolate and left to set over night. I could make this cake every day! :)

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