Yet more baking! This time a lovely chocolate brownie cake that you can make in a flash and easily serve to your guests at short notice minute. This brownie cake was a bit of an experiment. I wanted to see what would happen if I took a trusted brownie recipe and baked it in a round tin, rather than a square brownie tin. The result was a lovely moist, sophisticated cross between a chocolate cake, torte and brownie. I sprinkled some hazelnuts and slices almonds over the top before baking, rather than mixing them into the mixture. They didn’t sink it, but rather stayed on top and become golden and toasted. A sprinkling of icing sugar gives the cake a little lift, too!
This cake is perfect served on pretty Jubilee plates with a good splash of double cream. If you can keep your hands off, it keep well in a tin and is even better the next day. The bananas in the mix keep it nice and moist.
I was hoping to enter this cake into the We Should Cocoa event hosted by Laura in May (with the theme of chocolate and almonds) but I missed the deadline. I also wanted to link up to Alphabakes for the letter H for Hazelnuts, but again, missed the deadline! Sorry about that, ladies, I will try and do a better job of keeping up next month!
Anyway, enough excuses, I’ll leave you with the recipe and hope you enjoy the wonderfully long and celebratory weekend.
With thanks to Mermaid Bakeware for sending me some excellent quality, non-stick loose base tins to play with! Look out for a bakeware giveaway coming soon.
What have you got planned for the Jubilee weekend?