A couple of weeks back, I made a salted chocolate brownie cake for my friends over at manrepeller.com, one that no one could say no to.
Previously in the Man Repeller x Beauty and Some Beef series, we shared our favorite kale smoothie with y’all but in the words of my man repelling friends “sometimes you don’t want kale. Sometimes, you want something so chocolatey and chewy and salty that your head might explode. Maybe it’s your period talking, sure. Maybe the craving’s brought on by a bad day. Or a great day! Or a completely take-it-or-leave-it day, but whatever day it is (and in case your underwear is out of order, this one is called THURSday), if you’re going to go for it, might as well go all the way”.
And boy do I agree… However shitty or amazing your day might be going, this cake will just make everything SO MUCH BETTER! Yes, this recipe is not filled with tons of healthy nutrients, but you’ll (hopefully) still love me for it anyway. Way too often, chocolate cakes can be dry or too dense. This one, however, holds a salted crispy brownie top but has the insides of a gooey piece of heaven.
* If you do want to try and make this little piece of heaven just a little bit healthier, you can sub the following. Switch out the sugar for coconut sugar, switch the margarine for coconut oil, and swap the regular flour for almond flour. The taste will be slightly coco-nutty, but if thats what pulls your heart strings then by all means, be my guest.
You will need
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup soft margarine
- 200g melted dark chocolate
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon Malden sea salt for the top of the cake
- Preheat oven to 350F, then grease a 9 or 10 ” round pie dish.
- In a food processor (or by hand with a mixer), mix together the sugar, eggs, margarine, melted chocolate and vanilla and beat until it’s creamy.
- Add in the flour, baking powder, vinegar and half a teaspoon of salt and mix well again. It will become thicker.
- Pour into the greased baking pan.
- Sprinkle the remaining sea salt on top.
- Bake for 35 minutes until firm on top and cooked through. Add more time if necessary.
- Wait to cool then serve with ice cream of your choice and dare yourself not to eat the whole cake.