• Brownies or cake? There's no need to choose with this recipe - it's a little bit of both!

life changing salted brownies

No lie.


Serves 15 to 20

what you’ll need

  • 120g walnuts
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 250g roughly chopped VERY good chocolate
  • 6 eggs
  • 380 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 150g plain flour
  • good quality sea salt
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When it comes to treats baked in oven tins there are two things you just can’t beat. Chocolate cake and brownies. That’s a sure thing and definitely a no brainer. And when it comes to sweet salty combinations you really can’t eclipse chocolate and salt.

But which one to make?! And how to get them all together? Now that’s a tricky one. Luckily you don’t have to choose with this salted brownie walnut cake recipe. All the promise of a cake with the lush density of a a brownie. Stick the candles in and let it sing – then slice. The salt is like a magical dusting of goodness.


Preheat oven to 180 degrees.


Grease and line a 20 x 30 cm baking tin.


Chop the nuts roughly and spread across the base of the tin.


Combine the chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl – microwave at 30 second intervals on high, until the two are 3/4 melted then mix together vigorously to combine. The mixture should be smooth.


Beat together the sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Then add the vanilla. They need to be combined and just beginning to froth – do not let them become white!


Pour in the melted chocolate and butter, then fold through the flour and a heavy pinch of salt.


Pour the mixture into the baking tray, then dust the top with more salt. Transfer to the oven and cook for 25 minutes. You must be careful not to overcook them! It’s going to continue cooking and setting when it comes from the oven, so keep that in mind when taking out. An undercooked brownie is better than an overcooked one!


Cool completely in the tin before inverting, and slicing.


  • best-blondies-recipes-pepper-passport-1

    These are better than brownies

    I under bake mine since I have an obsession with un-baked “baked” goods. Cookie dough is my vice.

  • meat-free-week-recipe-sweet-potato-brownie-pepper-passport

    sweet potato & chocolate brownies

    It sounds a little strange to put vegetables in dessert, but the potatoes are so sweet that when they meet with the traditional brownie ingredients, it’s pure magic!