I've been having chocolate cravings lately and when my boyfriend came back from the shops with baking chocolate I could resist! I recently viewed this recipe in a children book: guaranty for a rich in chocolate and easy recipe! Nothing to fancy but just a well balanced recipe and super quick! I did changed the cooking time because I like my brownie softish and 30 minutes would have been too much.
This recipe also suggest a frosting on too. Not being a big fan of frostings I decided to elaborate two versions, one with, one without. So I baked a really thin cake I slices one half and served it like that. The other half were filled with chocolate. I would have say I preferred the plain one but everyone else went back for the frosted one! You try it and let me know :)
250g dark baking chocolate
3/4 cup raw sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoon Greek yoghurt
1 1/2 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup confectioner sugar
Preheat oven 180 degrees.
In a heavy duty sauce pan melt butter and chocolate together, stir often. Once smooth, set aside.
Mix sugar and eggs well until light and fluffy. Then add flour, salt and vanilla extract. Pour the chocolate mixture in the mixing bowl and incorporate all the ingredients together.
Grease the cake pan with butter and flour and tip the batter in the prepared pan. Cook between 15 to 20 minutes depending on how wide your pan is so how spread the mixture is.
To make the frosting, melt the butter in a small sauce pan. Then add cocoa, honey and vanilla. Mix well. Add the confectioner sugar and yoghurt. Beat until it looks like frosting.
Now if you made a thick brownie you can spread the frosting evenly over it and cut it into squares. If like me you made a thin cake, you'd better cutting squares, speed some frosting and cover by another square until you used all the cake.