Bake Wednesday, Cut Thursday Brownies

These strangely named brownies are delightful and candy bar like, topped with a sort of chocolate-caramel-fudge-frosting, if such a thing is even imaginable. They are delectable regardless. And easy to make, too.

I found the recipe in an old magazine, with an ad for a classic Scandinavian brand of cocoa powder. These are best kept in the fridge, but let them come out into room temperature for a bit before serving.


2 eggs
3 dl sugar
1 dl cocoa powder
2 dl plain flour
4 tsp vanilla powder
1 tsp baking powder
200 g butter


2 dl cream
2 dl sugar
2 tbsp syrup
100 g dark chocolate
100 g cold butter

To decorate:

flaked almonds

Prepare a large rectangular baking dish, 35x20 cm, by lining it with greased baking parchment.

Melt butter in a saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and eggs. 

Mix cocoa, flour, baking powder and vanilla and add to the saucepan, mixing to combine. 

Spread the batter in the baking dish. Bake at 175 C (350 F), approx 15-20 minutes. It should still be quite moist, don't leave it to get too dry.

Flip the whole cake upside down onto a baking parchment. Remove the bottom layer of parchment and make the frosting. 

Mix cream, sugar, syrup and dark chocolate (roughly chopped up) in a saucepan. Let it simmer, stirring constantly until it thickens and the chocolate is melted.

Remove from heat and stir in the cold butter cut into small chunks. 

Spread the frosting over the cake and sprinkle almonds on top.

Let it sit in the fridge over night before cutting into squares the next day. Yep, that is where the name comes from. All I can say is try this recipe!

P.S- It goes without saying that if you bake this on (for example) a Friday and cut it on a Saturday, the results cannot be guaranteed!



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