Recipe and images provided by WAHACA AT HOME

This sophisticated, crater-like, deeply chocolatey cake, with the merest hint of cinnamon and a generous scrunch of sea salt, is so popular amongst my friends that it comes out at almost any opportunity.  I stole the recipe from a friend of my parents when I was eight (which gives you an idea of how easy it is).  Do not be put off by the look of the cake when it comes out of the oven – it is utterly delicious and looks fantastic when decorated!

Ingredients – For the brownies

380g dark 70% cocoa solids chocolate, chopped

380g unsalted butter

380g castor sugar

Several large pinches of sea salt

Two small pinches of cinnamon

180g plain flour

5 large eggs

For the topping

4 Mars Bars (157g)

100ml milk

5 heaped tbsp golden syrup

90g dark chocolate

50ml double cream

3 Flakes, chopped into 2 cm lengths

2 packets Rolo’s

1 large packet peanut M&M’s (optional)

Edible glitter, as many colours as possible

Recipe Step by Step

Pre-heat oven to 190C

Grease and line the base of a rectangular brownie tin.

 Melt the butter in a medium pan over a low heat; once melted stir in the chocolate, being careful not to burn it.  When the mixture becomes a smooth velvet add the sugar, salt and cinnamon.  Stir until the sugar has melted and then slowly sift in the flour, stirring to combine.  Beat the eggs, then beat into the chocolate mixture bit by bit until fully incorporated.  Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until the outside is dark and delicious looking and a skewer comes out just clean.  Leave to cool in the cake tin for 15 minutes before turning out and cooling on wire racks.

Meanwhile chop up the Mars bars and melt with the milk, syrup, dark chocolate and 50ml of the double cream.

Pour over the Mars Bar sauce and scatter the various chocolates and the glitter over the surface of the cake in a higgledy-piggledy fashion, getting as many over-excited little helpers as you dare. 

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