All my life I have loved fruity than chocolate cakes. Recently, I began to appreciate the decadence of chocolate in various forms, combinations and textures. However, in a restaurant I would usually order a dessert like panna cotta – but if I go somewhere just for a cake, chocolate may win ;) The inspiration for this recipe came to me in the form of undiscribable pleasure when I first tasted the combination of warm brownies and vanilla ice cream in the Cookie Factory in Zagreb …
I stumbled on the marshmallows by accident in Muller, and the day after I saw them in Lidl. They are by themselves nothing special, they become tastey when combined and processed, heated or baked. I made a few desserts with them, and I’ll post the most successful ones – but let’s start with the brownies!
- 80 g butter + for greasing the mold
- 200 g dark chocolate (I used 54% cocoa)
- 130 g brown sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 small eggs
- 70 g flour
- 5 large marshmallows or a handful of miniature ones
- a handful of nuts and /or dried fruit - I used hazelnuts, almonds and cranberries
- dark chocolate for decoration
- Preheat the oven to 180 ° C, line the pan with baking paper and grease it with butter.
- Chop the chocolate and butter into small pieces and melt in a microwave oven, pulling out and stirring every 20 seconds. You can also melth them using a double boiler.
- Whisk in the sugar and salt, eggs that have previously been whisked, vanilla, and finally the flour - do not mix too long, just until combined.
- Transfer in the mold, smooth the surface and bake for about 15 minutes. Then make sure the cake's ready for the next step - insert a toothpick in the cake, it should not come out clean, but have pieces of the mixture on it.
- Now sprinkle the surface with chopped nuts and dried fruit and arrange the marshmallow that you previously cut into desired size. Bake for 5-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the cake.
- Let it cool, then remove from the pan and cut, separating gently from the baking paper. You can decorate them with melted dark chocolate.
- I do not even need to say 'Enjoy!', when I know that you will :)