Brownie with Drunk Prunes

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And yet another idea for a very good and heavy portion of a chocolate cake.
You know what I think about Brownies… I’ve said it so many times… Baking this cake only confirmed what I thought before – Brownies The King of Chocolate Cakes :)
And let me underline (subjectively so) that this cake is way better than the oatmeal one :)
Adding prunes made the cake more creamy and wet, which is really really good :)
You know me, I tend to panic for no reason. At first I thought the cake was not ready yet… as if it were still raw… And then it occured to me that these are prunes which give this creamy feeling… Gosh, one day I’ll be totally lost in this world ;P

I’ve got my own bakelist and I’m trying to keep it up-to-date… This time I also decided to check to exact date of adding this recipe to my list… and it turned out it was a year ago… Time flies ;)

Maja made a richer version of this cake. Me, the lazy one, tried to make it simple ;)

Ingredients (form 18cm):

  • 120g prunes
  • 3 Tbs whiskey
  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 75g butter
  • 75g walnuts (about 3/4 cup)
  • 75g sugar (about 1/3 cup) + 3 Tbs sugar
  • 3 eggs

Day before!!!
Chop the prunes and pour them with whiskey.
Cover with a plate and leave overnight in the fridge.

The next day :)
Line the form with bakery paper (both the bottom and the sides)

Blend the walnuts to get sand-like texture.

Melt chocolate with butter in a bath.
Stir until combined.
Add walnuts and stir them in.
Leave aside.

Separate whites from yolks.

Whip the whites adding 3 tablespoons of sugar at the end of whipping.
Whip a bit longer till you get a thick and shiny foam.
Leave aside for a moment.

Whisk the yolks with sugar till the mass gets more creamy.
Add drunk prunes :)
Mix it.
Add chocolate mass and mix until all combined.
The mass is quite heavy and thick.

Finally, using a spatula, stir the foam in gently.
Everything should be finely combined :)

Place the mass in the form.

Bake at 180°C for about 40 minutes.

Once it’s baked, you can decorate it with my beloved caramelised nuts :)


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