Ultimate Chocolate Brownie Cake

    45 minutes

    Everyone will want second servings of this because it is just SO good! The combination of chocolate and nuts and with a chocolate icing to top it off makes this the perfect dessert.

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    Serves: 8 

    • Cake
    • 125g butter
    • 185g dark chocolate, chopped
    • 1 cup caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped pecans
    • Sour Cream Icing
    • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
    • 60g sour cream

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Cake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a deep 20cm square cake tin and line with baking paper.
    2. Melt butter and chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and vanilla, then eggs, sifted flour and pecans. Pour mixture into prepared tin, bake in oven for 30 minutes then cool in the tin.
    3. Turn the cake out, top with the icing; then refrigerate until set before cutting.
    4. Sour Cream Icing: Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, stir in sour cream stirring constantly until mixture is smooth and glossy.

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    I was looking for a recipe for a quick chocolate cake and tried this one- my whole family loved it! I didn't have pecans but added crushed walnuts~delicious! Next time trying with pecans. Quick and yummy!  -  19 Mar 2015


    YUM!!!!!!!!!!  -  11 Apr 2011


    Used different ingredients. used walnuts and apples instead of pecans (40g walnuts) (20g apple)may need to cook for extra 5 mins with this tweak  -  29 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)