Ultimate chocolate brownie

    45 min

    Everyone will want second servings of this because it is just SO good! The combination of chocolate and nuts and with a chocolate icing to top it off makes this the perfect dessert.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 125g butter
    • 185g dark chocolate, chopped
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 125g plain flour
    • 60g chopped pecans
    • Soured cream icing
    • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
    • 60ml soured cream

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Grease a deep 20cm square cake tin and line with baking parchment. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan over hot water. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in sugar and vanilla, then eggs, sifted flour and pecans. Pour mixture into prepared tin, bake in oven for 30 minutes then cool in tin.
    3. Meanwhile, to make the soured cream icing, melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, stir in soured cream stirring constantly until mixture is smooth and glossy.
    4. Turn brownies out, top with icing; refrigerate until set before cutting.

    Cook's note

    When taking the brownies from the oven, they will still be a little wet in the centre, but will set when put into the fridge

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    Used different ingredients. used walnuts and apples instead of pecans (40g walnuts) (20g apple)may need to cook for extra 5 mins with this tweak  -  29 Jul 2010


    not sure what I did wrong, followed recipe exactly. Still extremely wet at 30 min point. Cooked for a bit longer but still looked pretty awful! It's not always about appearance granted, and taste ok but I don't think I'll be doing these again sadly.  -  29 Sep 2012


    I was looking for a recipe for a quick chocolate cake and tried this one- my whole family loved it! I didn't have pecans but added crushed walnuts~delicious! Next time trying with pecans. Quick and yummy!  -  19 Mar 2015  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)