Recipe: Chocolate Brownie Cake

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Something a little bit different today - a recipe post! Personally I love reading recipes/food posts on blogs, perhaps I should make this a more regular thing? Anyway, on to the recipe. I'm not really a huge fan of chocolate desserts or cakes, but for some reason I just can't get enough of chocolate brownies. I've adapted my failsafe brownie recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery into a cake with delicious strawberry frosting sandwiched between the layers. Unfortunately I didn't realise I only had about 30g of icing sugar left when I started making this, so the icing was a bit of a failure but it still tastes amazing!

You will need:
For the brownies: For the icing:
200g dark chocolate 100g icing sugar
175g butter 35g butter
325g caster sugar 2 tablespoons cream cheese
130g plain flour 6-8 strawberries
3 large eggs
Method:

1. Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees C, then melt the butter and chocolate in a large bowl over a pan of boiling water.
2. Once completely melted, add the sugar and mix until well incorporated.
3. Add the flour and mix well. Finally, add the eggs and beat until the mixture is smooth.
4. Divide the mixture equally between two small cake tins (I used ones 8 inches across by 1 inch deep) lined with greasproof paper.
5. Put in the oven and leave to bake for approximately 40 minutes.
6. For the icing, beat together the icing sugar and butter until there are no lumps.
7. Mash some strawberries with a fork (or put them in the blender for a few seconds) and add those to the bowl along with the cream cheese and mix well.
8. Once the brownies are cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool. Once cooled completely, spread the top of one half with the icing and place the other half on top.
9. Decorate with sprinkles, chocolate shavings or strawberries.

YUM SO GOOD. This would be great to make if you're having a party or picnic this weekend as it's easy to slice up and share. Unfortunately my icing turned out really runny but if you actually check you have the right ingredients before starting, it should turn out soft but quite stiff so it shouldn't be too messy when you cut it up.

Are you a fan of chocolate brownies?

Gillian x

21 comments

  1. mmm it looks delicious and gooey! love the idea of the strawberry icing. you should try making slutty brownies if you haven't already, they're the ultimate indulgence! xx

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  2. I;m totally going to convert this into how many measuring cups [the crazy American way of baking] because how could I not bake a brownie cake?!

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  3. Ahh that looks amazing! Chocolate Brownies are up there with one of the best sweet treats to have x

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  4. This sounds delicious!!! I got to try it.
    It also looks like an Italian cookie, called pan di stelle, if you Wanna google it. ;)

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  5. This looks amazing! Yum xo

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  6. This looks gorgeous! The two best things combined: chocolate cake and brownies mmmm! Will definitely give this a go, just have to wait until I have a decent kitchen that my housemates don't seem to ruin all the time! Love the star sprinkles (: x

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  7. This looks amazing! will have to try this out very soon! xx

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  8. Chocolate brownies! My favourite! I hate it when I end up running out of ingredients when it comes to the finishing touches! Still looks delicious though!

    xx

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  9. This looks AMAZING and chocolate brownies are my favourite. I think I'm gonna make this for the boyf!!! Cheers hun!

    LaceyLoves

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  10. this looks craycray delicious! resisting the urge to make this right away! x

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  11. This looks AMAZING, I want some!

    Maria xxx

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  12. This looks so good, I love the idea of strawberry frosting with it!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  13. It looks so yummy, I totally need to try this recipe xx

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  14. Oh wow that looks amazing! So gooey and delicious!

    Brownie + Cake = best idea ever!

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  15. Your new blog layout is awesommmmmmmmmmmme

    XO

    P.S. coming round for brownies after graduation. would like this as my bday cake plz.

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  16. It looks so nice and the images are really good!
    -Charlotte
    http://www.incharlottesshoes.blogspot.com/

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  17. That looks amazing! Love the new layout too!

    Sophie x

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  18. Making one of these this afternoon! It looks amazing x

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  19. That looks so good, shall be bookmarking this!

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  20. Ah this actually has me drooling! The thought of all that icing in a brownie... yum! The stars looks wicked too.

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  21. I'm going to try this! It looks delicious! I like reading about food recipes,love doing bakery :)

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