Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake

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(168 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins - 20 mins Cook: 45 mins


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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  • 175g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 225g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
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    Dark chocolate

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  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs, separated



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



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


  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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18th Feb, 2012
Made this earlier today as I have been keen to try different chocolate cake recipes. Served it warm with custard to my family and within 10 minutes all were asking for seconds. Made with milk chocolate and white chocolate chunks instead of nuts, was absolute heaven
12th Feb, 2012
I don't like pecans and replaced with hazelnuts, marvellous. Impressed everyone, work friends and family. If I can make this anyone can!
24th Jan, 2012
Took a little longer than expected while waiting for the chocolate & butter mixture to cool but was certainly worth the wait! It took the full 40 mins and as I was a little short on dark chocolate I chopped up a mars bar and added it in at the end before folding in the egg whites. Tasted amazing :)
24th Jan, 2012
This has become a staple brownie recipe in my household! I leave out the nuts (because I have a fussy boyfriend!!) and bake in a rectangular baking dish to be cut into 12 square brownies. Delicious and they never last more than 2 days!
20th Jan, 2012
I've just baked this cake, it smells heavenly!! Haven't tried it yet, but the recipie was easy to follow and the cake looks perfect. Only difficult part?? Keeping the kids away while it cools down!!!
31st Dec, 2011
I made this cake to take to friends for dinner. It was really really easy to make. Mine didn't look as thick as the picture, but my friend reheated it in the oven, and we had it warm with ice cream...gorgeous. Real over indulgent, comfort food.
4th Dec, 2011
I have made this a few times now with dark choc, milk choc, white choc or a combination of the 3 & it always turns out absolutely fantastic.
30th Nov, 2011
Best Brownie cake ever! I doubled the recipe, didn't use any extra eggs, cooked for 40 mins - perfect! lovely and crisp on the outside, gooey and chocolatey on the inside. Used walnuts instead of pecans, then topped with buttercream icing, lovely!
25th Nov, 2011
Love this recipe!! Everyone loved the cake! Delicious!!
23rd Oct, 2011
Forgot to say, there were no pecan nuts available so i substituted 50g of prunes. Probably added to the gorgeous moisture!


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