Chocolate Brownie Cake

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 5 reviews

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Cook time Cook time: 25 minutes

Chocolate Brownie Cake that is indulgent and rich, with layers of vanilla mascarpone buttercream, coconut walnut custard and chocolate ganache.

We are huge chocolate lovers, and when it comes to that, we try to make the best desserts. Among our other favorite once are Triple Chocolate German Chocolate Poke Cake, Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes.

Chocolate Brownie Cake

Chocolate Brownie Cake is what my chocolate dreams are made of. This cake is definitely one of my favorite desserts. First, this cake is super creamy, rich, and very delicious. It has a creamy and luxurious mascarpone cream and coconut walnut custard. Every single bite is an explosion of flavors and textures! This cake is the ULTIMATE dessert!

Aso, if you are a chocolate lover, then this is one of the best cakes you can have. It has the right balance, and the chocolate flavor is front and center here. You can make it in advance and store it in the fridge for a couple of days. In addition, it is great to make for any occasion, whether it is a birthday party, a holiday, or simply you want to enjoy a delicious treat with a cup of tea or coffee. 

Why you’ll love this Chocolate Brownie Cake

  • Firstly, the cake is rich, moist, and taste delicious.
  • Also, it is the perfect cake for chocolate lovers.
  • In addition, it’s festive and guaranteed to become a show stopper dessert.
  • Coconut and chocolate mix combines well in this cake.
  • It can be made 1 or 2 days in advance so you don’t have to worry about a last-minute dessert.

Chocolate Brownie Cake Recipe Tips:

  • Firstly, use high-quality chocolate and very high-quality cocoa powder. Because the chocolate flavor is central here, this is how your dessert will taste.
  • Don’t skip the salt – while you may skip it in other recipes, you definitely want to add it here. It’s because the salt will enhance the chocolate flavor.
  • Also, ingredients should be at room temperature. For that perfectly soft and moist crumb, make sure your all ingredients are at room temperature.
  • You can control the sweetness level by using semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate in this recipe. However, make sure you use unsweetened cocoa powder. For the ultimate chocolate flavor, this is important.
  • In addition, make sure you don’t over bake the layers. Since each oven is different, start checking at the 25 minutes mark. This is key to see how much more they need to be kept in the oven.
  • A shortcut you can take while making this cake would be to buy the pre-made brownie mix packages. This will save you some time on the layers and it will be equally delicious. You will need 2 mixes.

Tools/Ingredients I used to make the Best Chocolate Brownie Cake:

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5 from 5 reviews

Chocolate Brownie Cake

Chocolate Brownie Cake that is indulgent and rich, with layers of vanilla mascarpone buttercream, coconut walnut custard and chocolate ganache

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 14 servings
Prep time: 1 hour 50 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Total time: 2 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients

For the Brownie Layers:

For the Coconut Filling:

For the Vanilla Buttercream:

For the Chocolate Ganache:

Instructions

For the Coconut Filling:

For the Vanilla Mascarpone Buttercream:

For the Chocolate Ganache:

Assemble the Cake:

Nutrition information

Calories: 515 Carbohydrates: 54 Protein: 5 Fat: 36 Saturated Fat: 19 Cholesterol: 101 Sodium: 389 Potassium: 185 Fiber: 5 Sugar: 39 Vitamin A: 1785 Vitamin C: 0.2 Calcium: 106 Iron: 2.4
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Danielle

This looks sooooo amazing! I will have to try it! Very pretty set up as well!! Danielle

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Thank you Danielle, let me know if you get a chance to try it.

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Cara's Healthy Cravings

This cake looks unreal!! Beautiful styling as well.

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Thanks Cara!

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mira

Beautiful cake! Pinning!

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many thanks Mira!

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June @ How to Philosophize with Cake

What a gorgeous cake! Looks so over-the-top chocolaty, love it :)

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Hi June, yes it is over the top chocolaty but oh so gooood!

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peasandpeonies

Many thanks, following back!

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Kelly

Hi! This brownie cake sounds amazing, but I am allergic to walnuts and my husband hates coconut. Do you have any suggestions on a substitute filling?

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Hi Kelly, you can completely skip the coconut custard if you want, the cake will still be delicious. Or what you can do is replace the walnuts with some nuts that you like, make sure you grind them well, pecans would be great, almonds will work, even pistachios! If you want to make the custard layer and skip the coconut just replace it with the same amount of desired nuts, no make sure you preserve the consistency. Let me know if u have other questions!

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Byron Thomas

You're killing me with this! My scale says I'm up two pounds today, but I wouldn't care if you set this entire cake in front of me right now. :)

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oh Byron, how I wish to bake this cake for your and your daughter, you would both love it!

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Ciao Florentina

This cake right here is a chocolate addict's dream, yours truly drooling over here !

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haha thanks Florentina!

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Ciao Florentina

This is Evil, I should not be looking at this in the middle of the night . I'll just drool over that glaze for now..

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haha thank Florentina!

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peasandpeonies

Hi Claudia, I am glad you gave the cake a go, we definitely love it on our family. Yes, this is a SWEET cake :) I mean, its made of brownie, coconut custard and chocolate ganache :) but if you liked the flavors, you can just adjust it next time to ur sweetness level :) thank you for the feedback!

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Airini

Hi, you talk about baking soda in the the instructions but there's no listing of it or the quantity in the ingredients list. Maybe I'm blind but I honestly can't find it. I really would love to try this cake!

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hi Airini, I am sorry, I was editing the recipe and by mistake deleted that part, its 1 teaspoon of baking powder not soda. Let me know how you like it!

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gianny

I made it for my sister's birthday and it was delicious!!.just perfect

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Hi Gianny! I am so happy that she liked, thank you very much for coming back to tell me :) this is one of my favorite cakes :)

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Angie

Will be making this for someone Friday....does it need to be refrigerated at all times ???

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Should stay refrigerated until ready to serve.

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Suzanne

I am making your awesome recipe. What does 3 sticks of butter mean? Is that 3/4 of a cup?

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a stick is 112 grams or 1/2 cup

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Angela

This. Was. AMAZING! My daughter had requested a brownie cake for her birthday, and I was having trouble coming up with something that was brownie, but still birthday cake-like. While googling, I came across a picture of this cake and it looked incredible, however, I was a little hesitant to try it since a lot of the 5 star reviews seem to be from people who haven't even made it.. huge pet peeve... Decided to just go for it. Holy cow.. this did not disappoint. The only thing that I did differently was that I didn't make the coconut custard layer, because my daughter doesn't like coconut (so sad, because I was personally really looking forward to that part haha). Instead of the coconut layer, I add raspberry jam to each layer. My daughter has declared that this is her new birthday cake every year.. I will not argue with that!

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Happy that you liked it, thanks for the feedback!

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