Chocolate Brownie Cake

Posted: January 25

Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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The fudginess and delightful chewiness of brownies are already pretty romantic, but now they're made majestic and enchanting beyond compare. Chocolate Brownie Cake is layer upon layer of that rich cocoa flavor, sandwiched with creamy chocolate frosting or whipped cream. A slice of Chocolate Brownie Cake is the perfect culinary capstone for Valentine's Day or for making any evening an amazing date night.


• 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour • 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar • 1/4 cup butter, melted • 2 large eggs • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1/2 cup buttermilk • 1/2 cup water, warm • chocolate whipped cream or chocolate frosting, optional, for topping


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease and flour an 8-inch round cake pan.

Step 3

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Step 4

In a separate large bowl, whisk together the sugar, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla.

Step 5

Whisk the flour mixture into the sugar mixture and pour in the buttermilk and the warm water until well-combined.

Step 6

Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Step 7

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached, about 40 minutes.

Step 8

Transfer the pan to a rack to cool for 20 minutes before removing the cake from the pan and letting it cool completely on the rack.

Step 9

Carefully slice the cake in half horizontally.

Step 10

Frost with the chocolate whipped cream or frosting and serve.

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