Chocolate

Dark Cacao Brownie

May  7, 2021
2 Ratings
Photo by Katya Moskalenko
Author Notes

For these brownies, you do not need to melt chocolate, all you need is good dark cacao (use unsweetened, natural cocoa powder). The cooking process is really easy, and will not take a lot of time. Give it a try, and I'm going to make some coffee and have a slice or two. —Katya Moskalenko

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 25 minutes
  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 50 grams unsalted butter
  • 75 grams sugar
  • 30 grams unsweetened cacao powder (natural)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cold large egg
  • 35 grams flour
  • 40-60 grams walnut or other nuts
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 325F (160C)
  2. 2. Line the baking pan with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray.
  3. 3. Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa, and salt in a medium metal (or glass) bowl and fit the bowl on top of a pot of simmering water. Stir the mixture until the butter is melted and you have a paste.
  4. 4. Remove the bowl from the pot and let it cool for a few minutes.
  5. 5. Add the egg, stirring occasionally. Add the flour and stir until it disappears. Stir in the nuts. Transfer everything in your lined baking pan. (You can sprinkle the mixture with flaky sea salt, like Maldon.)
  6. 6. Bake 20-25 minutes.

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4 Reviews

AlliB May 3, 2020
Sharing I doubled recipe to make a very thin brownie in a 9x9 for this recipe.
 
Miss_Karen March 18, 2020
Typically.....a brownie recipe calls for either an 8x8 inch or 9x9 pan. Based upon the amounts of ingredients, I would think this to be an acceptable pan size.
 
Gabbi July 15, 2019
Hi Katya, I just started a new job and I made these brownies and brought them in, now everybody loves me. Thanks!
 
Gabbi July 15, 2019
Hi Kate, I just started a new job and I made these brownies and brought them in, now everybody loves me. Thank you!