These past few days, as I came home, I noticed packs of cookbooks on the floor in my living room. Everyday those books were different, but they were all about chocolate and all of mine. I asked Lisa my daughter if she needed something, and she said: “don’t worry mom, you will see…”. So I stopped asking. The next day when I got home, the house smelled like chocolate and when i asked again, Lisa said again: ” you’ll see.” Well, since I hardly was allowed in my kitchen and definitely was not to touch that oven, I left it alone. 15 minutes later, she opened the oven with great pride and showed me the result of her labor: a brownie cake. She proceeded to tell me that one of a person who had come to one of our cooking class had made a comment about a brownie cake and that gave her the envy the find a yummy, gooey brownie cake. She made me so proud that again she had taken the initiative to cook on her own. She is going to make a happy husband one day;-)
The cake looked great and it tasted great! So great that in fact that she gave us each a piece, but did not like to share the rest with her us, or her brother;-)( but she did..)
The recipe that she used come from a book entitled Simple Chocolate Step by Step by Gina Steer.
Ingredients for a cake ( 24 individual squares):
- 1 stick butter
- 5 square of unsalted Chocolate broken
- 2 cup os sugar
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 all-purpose flour
- 3/4 self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup of unsweeteened cocoa
- 1 cup of mayonnaise at room temperture
- 1 cup of bittersweet chocolate chips (Optional)
- 1 cup of candycorn flavored chocolate M&M. (optional)
- 1 cup of bittersweet chocolate chips.
You may also add walnuts or pecans if you wanted to.
Preheat the oven to 325. Place the butter, chocolate, sugar, vanilla extract and 1 cup of cold water in a medium-sized saucepan. Heat gently stirring occasionally until the chocolate and butter have melted.
Sift the flour and the unsweetened cocoa in a large bowl. Make a well, add the mayonnaise, 1/3 of the chocolate mixture and beat until it is smooth. Add the chocolate mixture to it a little bit at a time.
Pour into the pan. I used the tart mold. Bake it for 30 minutes or until the pick than you inserting in the center comes clean. Let the cake cool before unmolding it. Then take a plate, place it on top of cake, flip the cake over et voila!
Then melt 1 cup of bittersweet chocolate in the microwave for 90 seconds to 120 seconds or until the chocolate is melted and smooth and with a spoon, drizzle the chocolate on the cake. Then Eat up!!!
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!