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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Chocolate Cashew Brownie Cake





Ingredients:

125 gm. semisweet chocolate - broken into small pieces
75 gm. bittersweet chocolate - broken into pieces
90 gm. unsalted butter
100 gm. plain flour
5 eggs
200 gm. fine sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
3 Tbsp. sour cream

Chocolate Ganache:

3 cups cashew nuts - chopped and toasted. Leave some whole for decoration.
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
360 gm. semisweet chocolte - broken into pieces

Method:

(1) Microwave or double-boil semisweet and bittersweet chocolate with butter. Stir till smooth.
(2) Mix eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a mixer and whisk on high until slightly thicken and doubled in volume.
(3) Add in melted chocolate and whisk for 15 secs. Remove the mixing bowl and fold in flour, salt and baking powder, using a rubber spatula. Add the sour cream to the brownie mixture until thoroughly combined.
(4) Pour the brownie cake batter into a 9" round or square tin. Bake in the preheated oven of 175C until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and cool on cooling rack for 10 mins. before turning it out. Cool completely on cooling rack or chill in the fridge.
(5) To prepare ganache, heat the heavy cream, 3 Tbsp. butter and 3 Tbsp. sugar over simmering water, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir till smooth.
(6) Add in semisweet chocolate and stir till smooth. Remove 1 cup of ganache and keep at room temperature and add cashew nuts into the rest of ganache.
(7) Remove the brownie cake from refrigerator. Slice the brownie into 3 equal layers. Place the top layer of the cake in a cake ring or sprinform pan. Spread the cashew nut ganache on top, repeat with the other 2 layers. Refrigerator the brownie cake for at least one hour before pouring the plain ganache.
(8) Arrange some whole cashew nuts on top as decoration.

24 comments:

Florence said...

Lucy,
Another yummy brownie!

yochana said...

thanks florence.

rgds

Bernice said...

Aunty, the amount of chocolate is making me droooooooooool!!! Looks so yummy that I want to sink my teeth into it!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunt Lucy,

Would like to check with you why I am unable to access IK anymore? The IK web page would not show up, and it's been like that since a few weeks back.

Thank you for answering.

Cheers,
Agapesalt

yochana said...

Hi Agapesalt,

nothing is wrong with IK....it's still on. I will let the administrator know about it.

rgds

Anonymous said...

So yummy! Recipe request!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lucy

Would like to ask do u post the recipe as well coz almost everyday i saw different cakes etc. would be very greatful if u could post the recipe on every display picture..it sooo yummy though!!!! love your blog so very much, since i know about your blog i browse it everyday hehe!

hugs!
Indulge

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunt Lucy,

Thanks for informing the administrator.


Cheers,
Agapesalt

yochana said...

Hi agapesalt,

I've already informed the administrator your problem. Try to login in tmr. Nothing is wrong with your account cos some of our others members do face this problem too.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

rgds

n2inpink said...

Dear aunty Yo,

your brownie looks super yummy! I bet it is very yummy, not looks only!

I'm chocoholic, can you pls share this recipes? I'm drolling and can't sleep lei, keep thinking where to buy such super delicious brownie.
pls pls post the recipes.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

I like this cake so much, pls post the receipe. Thank you.

Leng

Cranberry said...

Lucy, very nice brownie!

Su said...

Aunt yochana, this cake looks truly scintillating, can you keep posting more please?

Kate said...

Hi Aunty

Pls post the recipe for us.. The brownie cake looks too yummy to be resisted.. ;p

Regards

Anonymous said...

Hi aunty,
this brownie looks so yummy and unique could you plz.post the recipe.plz plz.i'm waiting for it and you could e-mail me at samsyd@gmail.com.
Thanks,
Samreen.

Anonymous said...

dear aunty yochana,

can i use all bittersweet or all semisweet chocolate to substitute one another? what can i use to substitute sour cream if i'm not abl to get it? thank you.

yen

Anonymous said...

thanks for the recipe! is the texture cakey or fudgy?

yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

this brownie is cakey.

rgds

yochana said...

Hi Yen,

Yes you can use all the same chocolate and if you don't have sour cream, use yoghurt.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Dear Aunty,

Is the heavy cream you mentioned in this recipe available at Phoon Huat ? Also may I know what kind of mixer & oven you are using ? my "Teka" oven seems to be too hot that tends to brown too soon.

Yvonne

yochana said...

HI Yvonne,

If you want to buy from Phoon Huat, get the Millac Gold and if you buy from sun Lik, get the Elle vire.

For oven, I use Ariston. If your oven is too hot, lower your temperature for eg. from 175, go to 165.

rgds

Kate said...

Hi Aunty

How many days can this brownie last? If I were to bake it on Sunday, would it still be fine if I eat it on Tuesday? Also, will the ganache melt easily if I do not place in the fridge? Which brand do you use for making chocolate ganache?

Cheers

Kate said...

Hi Aunty

How many days can this brownie last? If I were to bake it on Sunday, would it still be fine if I eat it on Tuesday? Also, will the ganache melt easily if I do not place in the fridge? Which brand do you use for making chocolate ganache?

Cheers

yochana said...

Hi Kate,

If they are kept in the fridge, it will last for at least 5 days.

rgds