I made a double batch of brownie cake over the long weekend, wanting to take a portion over to mum & dad's but that unfortunately didn't work out, so we're left with double the happiness right about now!
(well actually, not so much double any more, 'cause most of the first tray is gone... lol)
There are tons of brownie recipes out there, many of them equally mouth-watering and delish. As much as I like to experiment, when it comes to tried, quick and wonderfully scrummy treats, I'm signing up both hands. Such is this cake - super easy & impossible to fail with. Rich & moist, and just heavenly. A chocolate lover's treat :)
140g (4.9 oz) dark chocolate (70%)
250g (8.8 oz) caster sugar
140g flour, sifted
250g unsalted butter, at room temperature
200g (7 oz) walnuts, roughly chopped (optional)
Melt chocolate in a dish placed on top of the pan of boiling water. Set aside until it's warm, but not hot any more. Mix butter, add chocolate, then eggs, sugar, flour. Blend until the ingredients combine. Fold in chopped walnuts with a spoon.
(note: I usually don't add them, since I like the chocolate taste uninterrupted, but you're most welcome to!)
Pour into the rectangle dish 25cm x 35cm (9.8" x 13.8") or similar. Put into the heated oven (190 C, 374 F) for 20 minutes.
Set aside to cool down for half an hour, cut into squares.