Dark Chocolate tender brownie cake – Chiara’s way
- - 250 g Dark chocolate (min. 70% cacao)
- - 3 tablespoons of plain flour ‘00’
- - 100 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
- - 200 g caster sugar
- - 3 eggs
- - 3 teaspoons of confectioner’s sugar for decoration or Whipped cream
WHAT TO DO:
- 1. Before starting, warm up the oven at 180°C (360°F). Bring to boil a small pan with water. Then add the chocolate on a plate, which you place on top of the pan (as a lid) to slowly melt (we call this procedure ‘a bagno Maria’).
- 2. When the chocolate is melted, take it out from the heat and add in sequence, while carefully whisking and mixing, the following ingredients:
- * the butter and the sugar (make sure they get soft and fluffy)
- * the 3 egg yolks
- * the flour (add it little by little in order to avoid clumps)
- 3. When the mix is smooth, add the 3 egg whites whipped up until stiff.
- 4. Take a cake tin of 26 or 28 cm in diameter and about 4.5 cm height. Spread a thin layer of butter throughout the pan and spray some flour on top of the butter to avoid the cake from sticking to the pan.
- 5. Pour the chocolate mix in the pan and bake it until it turns crusty on the outside while moist on the inside. Typically this is after 20-30 minutes, depending on your oven but you can always check the moist with a wooden stick.
- 6. When ready, cool everything down and decorate it with some confectioner’s sugar and/or serve it with ice cream or whipped cream. We call this a ‘peccato di gola’ (gluttony temptation)!
- - This recipe originates from America, but it has spread around the globe as a tasty and tempting sweet for kids and adults. This proposed version of the brownie is one of the more different versions that I have tried. I love it, and a big thank you to one of my best friends, Chiara.
- - When you melt the chocolate, I recommend to cut the chocolate in smaller pieces to speed up the melting.
- - You can get a crusty outside and moisty inside only by continuously checking with a long wooden stick during the final stages of the baking time.
- - You can make it as a whole cake or otherwise prepare smaller different cakes in a shape you prefer (as you can see in this picture).
- - The brownie cake is quite heavy in term of calories so cut it in small portions/bites if you care about your diet!