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
  • 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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23rd Oct, 2011
I made this for dessert after the toad in the hole featured in this month's BBC good food magazine. I used a 23cm springform cake tin and it worked perfectly. So gooey and flavorsome. Vanilla ice cream too! Yummy!
22nd Oct, 2011
I thought this was a nice recipe, just a bit crumbly! I had to cook it a bit longer than the recipe suggested with foil on the top, as the mixture was still 'fizzing' a bit when I listened closely (suggesting it wasn't cooked). But the flavour was lovely! Sooo chocolatey!
20th Oct, 2011
i didn't find recipe the best brownies i've ever made but it was different having a brownie in a cake tin.
20th Sep, 2011
Absolutely amazing and so easy to make. I made this with extra chocolate instead of nuts and melted all the chocolate at stage 2 instead of adding in chunks. Worked perfectly and tasted so good warm with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream
9th Aug, 2011
I made this for tea with friends and they were not keen on eating it as they are not lovers of chocolate brownies and only tried it so they don't upset me...but to their suprise THEY REALLY ENJOYED IT AND EVEN ASKED ME TO MAKE ANOTHER ONE :) It is so easy to make, would highly recommend trying it.
5th Aug, 2011
Amazing!! Sooo nice. Made for a girlie gathering and eaten warm with vanilla ice cream. Had to cook a bit longer though about 10 mins as I was paranoid it wasn't cooked thru. Still turned out lovely and moist
1st Aug, 2011
Failed miserably
22nd Jul, 2011
I have made this cake several times now- it has turned out really well, which is great as my previous sporadic attempts at brownies have been disappointing. It is very rich so I make it in a larger 25cms tin so that the slices are thinner. I omit the nuts. Serve it hot or cold with some raspberries and/or raspberry coulis - great combination with chocolate!
15th Jul, 2011
Very easy and delicious, made for a birthday cake but eaten as dessert after dinner slightly warmed again with good quality ice cream.
12th Jul, 2011
Heavenly! Followed the recipe but didn't add nuts (allergies) so added extra chocolate pieces......yummy


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