{Brownie Cake}
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Serves:: 6-8
 
Ingredients:
  • 175g dark chocolate, chopped (I)
  • 100g butter, cubed
  • 100g white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 40g all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 60g walnuts/pistachio/almonds/peanuts (optional)
  • 80g dark chocolate, chopped (II)
  • 80ml heavy cream (I)
  • 150ml heavy cream, whipped (II)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • Chocolate drops to decorate
Directions:
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350F and lined a round cake pan (18cm) with baking paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate (I) with butter until smooth (over a hot water bath or in the microwave).
  3. Stir in the sugar and eggs and give it a quick mix then add the flour and salt and stir again.
  4. Fold in the walnuts if you're using any then pour the batter in your round cake pan.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes then allow the cake to cool completely.
  6. For the chocolate ganache, bring the heavy cream (I) to the boiling point and stir in the chocolate (II). Mix until smooth then let the glaze cool and set slightly.
  7. Top the cake wih chocolate ganache and decorate with whipped cream flavored with vanilla extract, strawberries and chocolate drops.
  8. Serve the cake chilled.
Recipe by Pastry Workshop at http://pastry-workshop.com/brownie-cake-tort-cu-ciocolata/