BD chocolate cake

It is really not something that I cook often… maybe it’s been 5 or 10 years since I last baked a proper chocolate cake… Usually for A.’s birthday I bake a strawberry tart but as I already baked one two weeks ago, I decided to surprise him with very very rich brownies. So for the first time in a while I went through the recipe without actually reducing the amount of sugar or butter. I chose a recipe that was using cocoa powder as it is easier to find organic cocoa powder rather than delicious chocolate to cook here in Japan. The result was a nice piece of brownies, but you know what, I thought they would be even richer (may be the baking powder was too powerful, or it could be my oven that bakes too quick and I slightly overcooked it, or using cocoa powder rather than creamy melted chocolate…)… I topped them with a sugar and cocoa frosting. A. was really happy with the surprise cake, and it was even better the following day.

So the recipe went that way:

Chocolate brownies

– 2 eggs

– 1/2 cup of flour

– 1/2 cup of melted butter

– 1 cup of sugar

– 1/3 cup of cocoa powder

– 1/4 tsp of baking powder

– 1/4 tsp of salt

– vanilla

Melt the butter in a large pan. Off the heat, add the sugar, the eggs, the vanilla. Stir and add the cocoa, the flour, salt and baking powder. Pour in a greased rectangular pie dish or squared pan.

Bake at 170 for 25min.

For the frosting I used cocoa powder, confectioner’s sugar (ice sugar) and a bit of water, to obtain a kind of cream. I spread on the cake while it is still hot, it helps a lot, and let cool down before removing from the pan.

Enjoy!

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