Friday, 17 April 2015

Easy like Sunday morning sundae cakes

This is a classic dessert that I shaped like a small cake. It's very easy to make: takes little time, little skill, and little cleaning up.

This recipe will feed 2 to 4 (depending on the shape and size of your cakes). You will need:

For the brownie:
75 g dark chocolate
3 tbsp milk
2 tbsp butter
2 eggs
50 g sugar
40 g flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder

For the sauce:
100 g fresh strawberries
2 tbsp sugar
a splash of lemon juice

For assembling the cakes:
ice cream of your choice, i used plain vanilla
100 g fresh strawberries

Make the brownie:
Place a bowl with chocolate, butter, and milk over a pot of simmering water and let them slowly melt together, stirring occasionally. Then turn the heat off and let it cool to room temperature.

In another bowl beat the eggs and sugar with a whisk or an electric mixer, then add the chocolate mixture.

Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and mix it all together. Pour the batter into a small lined and greased mould.

Bake at 175°C for 30 to 35 minutes.

Make the sauce:
Wash and chop the strawberries. Save one half of them for later, and put the other half in a small saucepan along with a splash of lemon juice and two tablespoons of sugar (use less or more sugar depending on the sweetness of your strawberries). Let it stew very slowly until the strawberries become soft. Then either smash them with a fork or process in a blender, and pour through a sift to get rid of any lumps.

Assemble the cakes:
Place the brownie onto a cutting board and cut out circles or any other desired shape. Cut the same shape out of ice cream and place it over your brownie. I used a 7 cm ∅ cake ring.

Top with fresh strawberries and hot strawberry sauce.