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Decadent Brownie Cake with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Decadent Brownie Cake with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

End the year in style with this sumptuous brownie cake, topped with rich cream cheese frosting and drizzled with homemade salted caramel. This dessert combines the dense, chocolatey goodness of a classic brownie with the luxury of creamy frosting and the irresistible appeal of salted caramel, making it a must-have for any celebration.

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Why you'll love this:

  1. Rich and chocolaty: The deep flavor of dark chocolate perfectly balances the sweetness of the frosting and caramel.
  2. Creamy texture: The cream cheese frosting adds a silky, creamy layer that complements the dense brownie base.
  3. Gourmet replaces the word nice with emptyuch: The homemade salted caramel not only adds a gourmet touch but also introduces a delicious contrast of flavors with its sweet and salty notes.

Perfect occasion: This brownie cake is ideal for festive celebrations, especially perfect for New Year's Eve, birthdays or any other occasion that calls for something extra special. This is sure to impress your guests and make your event memorable.

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Decorating Tips: For an elegant presentation, carefully spread the frosting over the brownie and drizzle the caramel in a decorative design. Sprinkle a few flakes of sea salt over the caramel to enhance the flavor and add a touch of sophistication. Garnish with chocolate shavings or gold leaf for an even more festive look.

Ingredients:

  • For the brownie:
    • 3 eggs, room temperature
    • 250 grams of dark chocolate
    • 130 ml coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
    • 150 grams of all-purpose flour
    • 90 grams of brown sugar
    • 20 grams of unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 sachet of baking powder
  • For the icing:
    • 250 grams of cream cheese (or mascarpone)
    • 125 grams of heavy cream
    • 25 grams of powdered sugar
  • For the salted butter caramel:
    • 250 grams of granulated sugar
    • 125 grams of butter
    • 200 grams of cream
    • 8 grams of salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F). Butter and flour a 20×20 cm tart pan.
  2. Melt the chocolate and oil together in the microwave or in a bain-marie. Put aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the sugar, then add the melted chocolate and oil.
  4. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and stir until the dough is smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. While the brownie bakes, prepare the frosting by whipping the heavy cream with the powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in cream cheese until smooth. Refrigerate until needed.
  7. For the caramel, melt the sugar until amber, then gently stir in the butter, cream and salt. Cool slightly before use.
  8. Once the brownie has cooled, spread the frosting evenly on top and drizzle with the salted caramel.
  9. Serve as desired.

Enjoy this luxurious Brownie Cake, a perfect blend of chocolate, cream and caramel that is sure to please everyone!

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