Cool Brownie Cake

Cool Brownie Cake

Cool Brownie Cake
It's a case of almond joy with this brownie-like cake. The buttery white chocolate frosting, topped with toasted almonds, will drive anyone who gets a whiff of this cake completely nuts.
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1 cake

Ingredients
  • CAKE
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup toasted almonds, chopped
  • FROSTING
  • 1/4 lb. white chocolate
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • GARNISH
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Almonds, chopped

  • Methods/steps
    1. CAKE: Grease 5 cups heart shaped pan; dust with unsweetened cocoa powder and set aside. In bowl, blend together brown sugar, butter and vanilla; add eggs, one at a time, beating well with wooden spoon after each addition.
    2. Sift together flour, cocoa and salt; add all at once to creamed mixture, mixing just until blended.
    3. Stir in nuts; spread in prepared pan.
    4. Loosely cover tip of heart with foil to prevent from drying out. Bake in 350xF oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until just barley firm to the touch.
    5. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes; turn out onto rack and let cool completely.
    6. FROSTING: In top of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water, melt white chocolate with butter. Remove from heat and let cool slightly; stir in sour cream until smooth and blended.
    7. Refrigerate for 10 minutes; spread smoothly over sides then top of cooled cake. GARNISH: Sprinkle cocoa in attractive pattern on top of cake. Arrange almonds around top edge.
    Additional Tips
    Ready in 1¼ hour

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