Friday is here again and it’s time to make some weekend treats, who can think of anything better than a chocolate brownie sundae?
I visited the Cheesecake Factory a few weeks ago and treated myself to their delicious chocolate brownie sundae; brownies served with
vanilla ice cream, toasted flaked almonds, whipped cream and hot fudge sauce… not exactly what you can call a light dessert, but it was such a luscious treat.
I got to take the Cheesecake Factory menu with me and I was inspired to try making this myself, here is my recipe – enjoy!
Chocolate Brownies Sundae
- 1 1/4 cup (160 g) all-purpose flour
- 12 oz. (350 g) dark chocolate
- 5 tablespoons pure unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup (230 g) butter
- 1 3/4 cup (350 g) light soft brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 2/3 – 3 1/2 oz. (50-100 g) walnuts
- vanilla ice cream
- flaked almonds, toasted
- melted chocolate or hot fudge sauce
Put the chocolate and butter into a bowl. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, then stir constantly until everything is melted.
Turn off the heat but leave the bowl where it is.
Add the brown sugar to the chocolate mixture, stir until everything is well blended.
It’s this process of heating the sugar which makes the top of the brownies nice and shiny after baking.
Remove the bowl from the heat. Add the eggs, egg yolks and vanilla extract and carefully stir to mix.
It’s important not to overmix, or you’ll end up with chocolate cake instead of brownies!
Tip in the flour and cocoa powder, stir until everything is well blended.
Stir in the walnuts.
Pour the batter into a cake pan. Here I’ve used a 6×8-inch (15×20 cm) pan, but you can just as well use a 7×10-inch (18×26 cm) pan.
Bake the brownies in a 350 ˚F (180 ˚C) oven for 30 minutes, no longer.
Leave to cool completely, then place in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes.
These fudgy brownies are now firm and easy to cut into neat pieces.
Place one or two brownies on a plate. (At the Cheesecake Factory the plate was XL and one serving was no less than four brownies…).
Pipe some whipped cream on top and serve with two scoops of vanilla ice cream.
Drizzle over some melted (and cooled) chocolate or some fudge sauce.
The more the better…
Then sprinkle over some toasted flaked almonds.
Now nothing remains but to enjoy this little piece of heaven…
I hope I was able to tempt you!
I wish you a nice day, hugs from me to you.