Irresistible Chocolate Brownie with Nuts

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Irresistible Chocolate Brownie with Nuts

Last Updated on December 22, 2019 by Cookie

Chocolate Brownie with Nuts is one of the best and delicious cakes, perfect not only for the holidays but also for any time of the year when you crave something delicious. My cake will take you back to childhood!

The chocolate brownie cake is one of the most loved chocolate cakes that can satisfy any chocolate craving. Although it may seem odd, when quality ingredients meet together in a cake, the result can far exceed your expectations and makes you want one more piece. You will have no time to realize that the sweetness is over too quick.  My chocolate brownie recipe made with lots of walnuts is ultra-fluffy, airy, but at the same time has a slightly moist texture, with a delicious and delicate composition. You will find this decadent brownie cake loaded with rich and intense dark chocolate flavor. What I love most about this intense chocolate cake, is the gooey center and the chewy crust it turns out to be. You can try our Chewy Chocolate Cookies, I am sure you will love them too.

chocolate brownie barsBaking this stunning and delicious Chocolate Brownie cake is always a pleasure to me. This recipe contains some ingredients ( as cornstarch, rum essence) that you can see not so often in a classic Brownie recipe. But believe me, once you will try my recipe you will hardly go back to a classic recipe. I am sure that this insanely delicious cake will become your sweet indulgence and the desert goodness on any partying tables.

So simple, but so irresistible!

INGREDIENTS:

ingredients for chocolate brownie with walnutsNow, I show you the list of ingredients that you need for the best Chocolate Brownie with Nuts.

  • Eggs
  • Pinch of salt knife
  • Icing sugar
  • Dark chocolate
  • Unsalted butter
  • Milk
  • Rum essence
  • Baking powder
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Walnuts

How to make Chocolate Brownie with Nuts?

The secret of my fluffy brownie lays in the qualitative ingredients I use to add. Before starting the process, I prepare all the ingredients and leave them at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.

chocolate mixture for brownie

So now, let’s start the magic!

Take 4 oz (120 g) chocolate and 7oz (200 g) of unsalted butter and melt them together over a bain-marie (or water bath), stirring gently. When ingredients are melted leave them to cool down. 

Meanwhile, beat 4 eggs with a pinch of salt at medium speed until fluffy. You can beat egg either with a mixer or whisk. I like to use a mixer because in the end, the obtained texture of the dough is more smooth and fluffy.  When you see that eggs are light yellow color add 1 cup (200 gr) of icing sugar and continued beating until the composition looks creamy and doubled in volume. Now, mixing gently add one tablespoon of the essence of rum. Then pour ½ cup (120 ml) of milk and mix a little again.

In a separate bowl combine all previously sifted dry ingredients: 1 cup (200 g) all-purpose flour, 2 tbsp (20 g) of cornstarch, 4 rounded tbsp (40 g) of cocoa powder, 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder and 1 tbsp of baking powder. Mixed them well, until the composition is homogenized.

chocolate brownie dry ingredients

In the meanwhile chop 4 oz (120 g) of dark chocolate and about ½ cup of chopped walnuts (you can use any nuts you love) in pieces of the suitable size to you. I prefer to use small sizes of nuts in the inside of the dough, and bigger when I decorate it.

Now let’s incorporate all the ingredients. You should start with liquid mixtures. Whisk quickly by pouring the melted chocolate over the egg mixture. Then incorporate the dry ingredients. In the end, add the chopped chocolate and walnuts. Change mixer to a spatula and mix well the dough. 

Preheat oven at 180° C. Pour the dough into a hiware of 9-inch non-stick springform pan lined with parchment paper. I made this brownie cake for my daughter’s school party, so I want a well-shaped round cake. I avoid using the classic form for the brownie and used around one.

Bake the Chocolate Brownie with walnuts for 25-30 minutes or until it passes the test with the toothpick. 

Aren’t you going to try it too?

How to decorate Chocolate Brownie?

chocolate brownie with topping

When you see that your brownie is almost done (about 5 minutes before removing it from the oven) start preparing the topping. Melt over a bain-marie (or water bath)  about 4 oz (120g) of chocolate (for topping you can choose either dark or milk chocolate). It happened to me, that by chance I bought not quality chocolate and when I put it melting, it formed a gritty, rough mass of chocolate. So to make the topping runnier I poured 2 tbsp of milk in it, and I saved the situation.

Pour melted chocolate over the hot brownie and sprinkle a few nuts (1/3 cup). It really doesn’t need sophisticated decorations, juts your imagination. The texture of this chocolate brownie cake with walnuts will seduce you instantly, as well as the delicious and flamboyant taste. It needs no words to be described, as it looks divine. 

How do you test a cake with a toothpick?

If you are still not familiar with your oven, it can be hard to check a cake for doneness.  For this, we can make a pretty simple toothpick test. Take a toothpick and stick it into the center of your cake or cupcake. If there is a wet batter still on the toothpick then it needs to stay more time in the oven. If it comes out clean then your cake is done!

chocolate brownie with walnuts

Tips:

  • As it is about chocolate, the main tip is to use qualitative dark chocolate. For baking, try to use baking chocolate that is also called bitter or unsweetened chocolate. If you didn’t find any, use bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, these are also dark chocolates that could be found in all markets.
  • Before you will start baking, leave ingredients at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
  • If you are baking a cake with nuts, roast them before using for dough.
  • Measure all the ingredients correctly. 
  • To get a well-shaped Brownie and to remove it easier from the pan using a non-stick springform pan, lining the bottom with parchment paper and greasing the sides with butter.
  • If you are using glass pans, add up to 5 minutes for baking time.
  • Take care not to over-bake your brownie. Your brownie is done when you see the top just begin to crack and the center is set.  
  • Before slicing Chocolate Brownie let cool in the pan for about 30 minutes.

If you look for the best dessert, then a brownie cake topped with chocolate and nuts is the perfect compromise to impress and sweetly indulge your family or friends. Make your table look more festive with this fantastic and flavored brownie cake.

Chocolate brownie cake with nuts and dark chocolate

Irresistible Chocolate Brownie with Nuts

Irresistible Chocolate Brownie with Nuts

Cookie
Chocolate Brownie with Nuts is one of the best and most delicious cakes, perfect not only for the holidays but also for any time of the day when you crave something delicious. My cake will take you back to childhood!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 548 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • rubber spatula
  • mixer
  • non-stick springform pan
  • parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz dark chocolate
  • 7 oz unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp  essence of rum
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 pinch salt

For the toping

  • 4 oz dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Prepare ingredients and left them at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
  • Take 4 oz (120 g) chocolate and 7oz (200 g) of unsalted butter and melt them together over bain-marie (or water bath), stirring gently. When ingredients are melted leave them to cool down.
  • Meanwhile, beat 4 eggs with a pinch of salt at medium speed until fluffy. When you see that eggs are light yellow color add 1 cup (200 gr) of icing sugar and continued beating until the composition looks creamy and doubled in volume. Now, mixing gently add one tablespoon of the essence of rum. Then pour ½ cup (120 ml) of milk and mix a little again.
  • In separate bowl combine all previously sifted dry ingredients: 1 cup (200 g) all purpose flour, 2 tbsp (20 g) of cornstarch, 4 rounded tbsp (40 g) of cocoa powder, 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder and 1 tbsp of baking powder. Mixed them well, until the composition is homogenized.
  • In the meanwhile chop 4 oz (120 g) of dark chocolate and about ½ cup of chopped walnuts (you can use any nuts you love) in pieces of suitable size to you.
  • Now let’s incorporate all ingredients. Whisking quickly, pour the melted chocolate over the egg mixture. Then incorporate the dry ingredients. At the end add the chopped chocolate and walnuts. Change mixer to spatula and mix well the dough. 
  • Preheat oven at 180° C.
  • Pour the dough into a hiware 9 Inch non-stick springform pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake the Chocolate Brownie with walnuts for 25-30 minutes or until it passed the test with the toothpick.

For the topping:

  • Melt over bain-marie (or water bath)  about 4 oz (120g) of chocolate (for topping you can choose either milk or dark chocolate).
  • Pour melted chocolate over the hot Brownie and sprinkle a few nuts (1/3 cup).

Nutrition

Calories: 548kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 9gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 46mgPotassium: 496mgFiber: 6gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 620IUCalcium: 127mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Brownie, Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Brownie with Nuts
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