Brownie Cakes make a can't-go-wrong party treat. Great eaten on its own or with some vanilla ice cream, it appeals to kids and grown-ups. For the latter, a generous shot of alcohol is always a welcome addition to the recipe.
To make an 8" square cake:
120g unsweetened chocolate
180g sugar [reduce to 150g if using semi sweet choc]
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 tbs Amarula liqueur
Some nuts, choc chips, and melted choc for topping
1 - Melt choc and butter bain marie. Stir till completely melted and smooth. Set aside to cool.
2 - Stir in sugar, vanilla and liqueur. Mix well.
3 - Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
4 - Mix in flour till well combined.
5 - Pour into an 8" greased and lined baking pan. Sprinkle desired amount of nuts and choc chips over batter. Press topping gently into the batter.
6 - Bake at 170*C for 40-45 min. Cake is done when a toothpick holds a few moist crumbs.
To make chocolate for drizzling, simply melt some chocolate, transfer to a piping bag, and drizzle randomly over brownies.