The Ultimate Chocolate Brownie

The Ultimate Chocolate Brownie

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Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 388
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 14 oz plain chocolate with 70% cocoa solids
  • 7 oz unsalted butter plus extra for greasing
  • 8 oz light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 oz pecan nuts chopped
  • 1 oz cocoa powder sifted, plus extra to dust
  • 3 oz self-raising flour sifted
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • ice cream to serve optional


  • Preheat the oven to 170°C/150°C fan oven/Gas Mark 3. Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, vanilla extract, pecans, cocoa, flour and eggs.
  • Turn the mixture into a greased and baselined (use non-stick baking parchment) 20 cm (8 in), 5 cm (2 in) deep, square cake tin and level with the back of a spoon. Bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until set to the centre on the surface, but still soft underneath.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 2 hours.Turn out, dust with cocoa and cut into squares. Serve warm with ice cream or cold.
Calories: 388 kcal
Carbohydrates: 31 g
Protein: 5 g
Fat: 28g
Saturated Fat: 13 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 58 mg
Sodium: 23 mg
Potassium: 280 mg
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 20 g
Vitamin A: 369 IU
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 47 mg
Iron: 4 mg
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