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

Gillian

Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.

21 Comments

  • Caroline says:

    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

  • Rachael says:

    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?!

  • Jenna Suth says:

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

  • Alex says:

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

  • Jaz xo says:

    This looks amazing! Yum xo

  • 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

  • Hannah says:

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

  • Vanessa says:

    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

  • Lacey says:

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

    LaceyLoves

  • beewaits says:

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

  • Maria says:

    This looks AMAZING, I want some!

    Maria xxx

  • Caroline says:

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

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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

  • Harriet says:

    Oh wow that looks amazing! So gooey and delicious!

    Brownie + Cake = best idea ever!

  • Lauren says:

    Your new blog layout is awesommmmmmmmmmmme

    XO

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

  • charlotte says:

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

  • That looks amazing! Love the new layout too!

    Sophie x

  •   says:

    Making one of these this afternoon! It looks amazing x

  • jimmi lou says:

    That looks so good, shall be bookmarking this!

  • Kate says:

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

  • Davinia says:

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

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