Gooey chocolate cake with pecan brittle

Pecans really says it is the holiday season for me, so the third (and last) cake I made for work to celebrate the November birthdays was a gooey chocolate cake with pecan brittle on top. It disappeared quickly and I will definitely make this cake during the holidays. Because it was at work I served it plain, but it would be great with either lightly whipped cream or vanilla icecream. This is the type of cake that only gets better after a day or two in fridge, if you can wait that long…

The brittle recipe is the same as this one, but I substituted the almonds with pecans.

Gooey chocolate cake with pecan brittle, serves 8

450 ml caster sugar

225 ml plain flour

6,75  tbsp cocoa

1,5 tsp vanilla

1 pinch salt

3 eggs

225g melted butter

Pecan brittle:

100 g butter

100 ml caster sugar

2 tbsp plain flour

2 tbsp milk

100 g roughly chopped pecans

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the butter and eggs and incorporate. Pour the mixtured into a greased baking tin, bake for 15 mins in 180C, then remove from the oven.

Pour all the ingredients for the brittle into a saucepan and let it become thick and golden brown, while stirring. Spread it onto the half-baked cake and bake for another 20 minutes or until the cake has just set. Leave to cool completely before serving.


One thought on “Gooey chocolate cake with pecan brittle

  1. Does anyone know a good, preferably (sp?) simple recipe for chocolate cake? if you know a link you can just send that thanks 🙂
    I can’t go to the grocery store either so mix and stuff is out of the question- we might have cake flour but other than that we have all the basic cooking ingredients- any ideas would be helpful though

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