Chocolate brownie cake

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Serves: 10

By TheOtherHelenMumsnet



  • 200g caster sugar

  • 225g dark chocolate broken into pieces

  • 175g unsalted butter plus extra for greasing

  • 50g pecan nut chopped

  • 3 medium eggs separated

  • 65g plain flour


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas Mark 4. Butter a 20-25cm cake tin and line with greaseproof paper.
  2. Place 175g 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 in a separate bowl 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 minutes until crusty on top.
  6. Once out of the oven, leave to cool. Once cool, 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.

Handy Hint

I cooked it for 5 mins less than the recipe says to, which makes it lovely and gooey in the middle.

Additional Information

  • Vegetarian

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids party

  • chocolate

  • cake

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  • TheOtherHelenMumsnet 08/03/12 13:24

    Absolutely delish!