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Old-fashioned Brownie Cake

Just like the old-fashioned brownies your Grandma made, this cake is soft, not overly sweet, and full of delicious chocolate flavor. Top with the chocolate ganache frosting to amp up your favorite brownie flavor!
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CourseDessert
CuisineAmerican
Keywordbrownie cake
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Servings12 people
Calories699kcal

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips melted
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup flour Bob's Red Mill Organic All-Purpose is the best!
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup walnuts

Chocolate Frosting

  • 11/2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup cream
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ teaspoon instant coffee
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time beating after each addition.
  • Add cocoa, oil, & melted chocolate. Stir gently.
  • Add vanilla and milk stirring gently, but well.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder, & soda just until mixed.
  • Pour batter into greased bundt pan or 9 by 13 pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes for 9 by 13 and then check, 35 minutes for bundt pan and then check. You will probably end up at 35 for a 9 by 13 and 45 for the bundt pan.
  • If using the bundt pan, let cool for about 5 minutes before turning out on to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before adding the chocolate frosting.

For chocolate frosting:

  • In a small saucepan, warm cream and butter together.
  • When melted, add chocolate chips and coffee. Stir well.
  • Add the salt and about half the powdered sugar.
  • Whisk well. Continue adding powdered sugar until desired consistency is met. 
  • Spoon over cooled cake. Top with chopped walnuts, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 699kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 83g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2.4mg