Chocolate Brownie Cake

6 Oct

Yes – you read that right! Chocolate brownie cake. And why not?

Chocolate Brownie Cake

I was off to dinner at some friends last week and needed to take something. I didn’t have much time, so this was just perfect. It can be prepared so quickly, needs little or no decorating, and works as a decadent pudding or a slice of cake. It’s rather rich so a little goes a long way – I reckon this quantity would serve 8 people. Not in my family, though!

INGREDIENTS

100 g butter
175 g golden caster sugar
75 g dark brown sugar
125 g dark chocolate
1 tablespoon golden syrup
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon almond essence
100 g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 heaped tablespoons cocoa powder (The bitter stuff – not drinking chocolate!)

METHOD

  1. Heat the oven to 180 C and grease and line a 20 cm round tin, loose bottomed if possible.
  2. PLace the butter, the sugars, the essence and the chocolate in a small pan and melt over a low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until all combined.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool a little.
  4. PLace the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder in a large bowl, pour in the chocolate mixture, then stir in the beaten eggs and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool for about half an hour before removing from the tin and dusting with icing sugar.
  7. Serve, cut into wedges with ice cream or cream.

Thanks to my friend Ian for adding the footprints!

 

 

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