Friday 22 January 2016

Brownie butter cake

Craving a cake right now? Or do you feel like having a brownie? Or are like me and cannot  make up your mind and feel like having both cake and a brownie. What if I tell you that you can have the taste of both brownie and cake in the same bite? Can't believe it? It's true. You can actually get both of them in one bite. Its like hitting two birds with one stone!!
Close your eyes and now picture yourself sinking your teeth into the gooey-ishness of a brownie and tasting the rich vanilla dense butter cake all at once, you will start feeling as if you are in a dream cake heaven its so wonderfully delicious. Life can't get better than this- atleast for me.
Here is a wonderful recipe for a brownie butter cake which has a layer of both a brownie and cake in the same pan. The trick is that you bake the brownie first and while the brownie is baking, make your butter cake batter and pour it over the baking brownie and smoothen it quickly before popping it back into the oven. And voila your double treat is ready!! Sounds simple doesn't it?
Serves 8-10
Prep time: 30 minutes
Bake time: 55 minutes
(Recipe adapted from Kevin Chai- I Love Butter Cake too)

To make the brownie:
5oz dark chocolate (broken into pieces)
¼ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup brown sugar
1 Egg
¼ cup all-purpose flour
To make the butter cake:
½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup sugar
2 Eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ tsp baking powder
3 ½ Tbsp fresh milk
Grease and line a 8" baking pan.
Preheat oven to 350F.
To make brownie, melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Remove and leave to cool slightly. Stir in the brown sugar and whisk well until completely blended.
Add in egg, mix well to incorporate fully. 
Fold in the flour, mix gently until well combined. 
Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove.
While your brownie is baking prepare the batter for the butter cake.
Beat butter with sugar until creamy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Fold in sifted flour and baking powder, alternately add in fresh milk, mix to form batter.
Spread the butter cake batter over brownie.
Bake in the preheated oven at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the comes out clean.
Sit back and enjoy your double treat.

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