Sunday, 5 October 2014

Bloomin' Brilliant Brownie Cake



I'm going out on a bit of a limb here by saying this is the most decadent, chocolately cake you're likely to taste this year. It is one hundred percent gooey, fudgy, brownie brilliance. The far more civilised equivalent of dunking your entire head, mouth wide open into one of those chocolate fountains you find at fancy functions. A forkful is on par with a supermarket sweep of the finest artisan Parisian chocolaterie. It would score 'brownie' points when served at the end of any dinner party and, forget a shot of espresso, this cake is the best mid-afternoon pick-me-up in town.

Have I sufficiently sold it to you yet?










Bloomin' Brilliant Brownie Cake

150g Billington's Unrefined Dark Muscovado Sugar
100g golden caster sugar
200g unsalted butter
300g 70% dark chocolate, chopped into pieces
2 large eggs
75g self-raising flour
40g cocoa powder

1. Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas Mark 5. Line a 23cm/9inch round tin with baking parchment
2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring regularly
3. Whisk the eggs until pale and fluffy. Add the sugars and whisk until the mixture thickens. Fold in the melted chocolate
4. Sift in the flour and fold until the mixture is smooth
5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 35 minutes. There should be a light, springy crust on top but avoid overcooking; the centre should remain gooey. 


Baker's notes...
  • Optional extras for this recipe could include a handful of juicy cherries, chopped hazelnuts or some nuggets of honeycomb
  • For more traditional, brownie squares simply bake in a 20cm square tin
  • The cake is inspired by Billingtons. Last month, to celebrate the launch of their #bakeface campaign I attended a rather fun little partee involving a photobooth, props and an awful lot of cake and cocktails. Not a bad combination at all I'm sure you'd agree. Here was my contribution, add yours to be in with the chance to win lots of lovely baking prizes.

14 comments:

  1. Forget the plates, just hand me a fork and the pan and I'll sort myself out!

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  2. Just the rich deep colour tells me this is a good 'un! I love this sort of cake

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  3. This looks gorgeous! Dark, indulgent and chocolate heaven!

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    1. The perfect treat for a chocoholic (so that'll be all of us right?!)

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  4. You've certainly sold it to me! Brownie..... cake. Mmmmm

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    1. Yep, the crackin' combination of cake and brownie!

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  5. Gosh that looks good. Now when are you opening your tearoom?

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  6. Ooh la la! I'll take your word for it! This looks divine...just what I'm in the mood for :)

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  7. I am most definitely convinced!

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  8. You had me at bloomin brilliant! This looks so indulgent and delicious I wish I could have a slice (or two) now!

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  9. Dear Kate, I would like to start baking. What dessert would you recommend to start with?

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  10. Dear Kate, I would like to start baking. What would you advise to start with?

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