Chocolate Brownie Cake

This recipe for Chocolate Brownie Cake is a bit naughty but perfect for a birthday or a yummy dinner party desert. Its really easy to make, tastes delicious but looks delightful. I love to cram it with flaked almonds and serve it warm with ice-cream.

Easy Chocolate Brownie Cake: Serves 12:

Time:  15 mins prep + 20 - 30 mins cooking

Cost:  28p per serving* 

Calories:  272 per serving*

*Based on 12 servings

  • 175g butter or margarine
  • 175g plain chocolate
  • 200g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 70g plain flour
  • 60g chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • Icing sugar to dust and extra nuts to decorate (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / gas 4. Lightly oil a springform cake tin. Insert a layer of grease proof paper in the bottom of the tin if you have some as it will help it not to stick.
  2. Place the butter, sugar and chocolate in a pan. Melt over a low heat until it is smooth. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  3. Break the eggs into the bowl and whisk thoroughly until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla essence and mix again.
  4. Stir the melted butter, sugar and chocolate mix into the eggs. Mix thoroughly until well combined. Add the flour and mix again. Finally add the nuts.
  5. Pour the mixture into the greased tin. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes until a knife just comes out clean. DO NOT over bake or it will become dry.
  6. Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Decorate with nuts and icing sugar if you wish before cutting into wedges and serving.

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