This next recipe is defiantly not for the faint of heart. It has a lot of chocolate and is very intense! If you are not a chocoholic, you might only be able to eat a couple of bites. It never even occurred to me to make a brownie in anything but a 9 x 13 inch pan. Making it in the tart pan makes the brownies look very classy and fancy.
The batter was one of the thickest I've ever worked with (probably due to all the chocolate). But over time I have noticed that the thicker the batter - the fudgier the brownie. I also doubled the glaze so that I had enough to spread all over the top instead of just drizzling. The tart is best served hot with ice cream, which was out of this world.
A cake with a brownie texture, what's not to love?
NOTE: Watch the tart closely while baking, I baked mine for 27 minutes.
Adapted From Food Network
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
3 1/4 cups (20 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
3 extra-large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup (4 ounces) chopped walnuts, optional
2 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream
Grease and flour a 9-inch tart pan with removable sides. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt the butter in a bowl set over simmering water. Add 2 cups of the chocolate chips, remove from the heat, and stir until the chocolate melts. Set aside to cool completely.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs, sugar, coffee, and vanilla on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Stir in the cooled chocolate. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, 1 cup of the chocolate chips, and the walnuts. Fold the flour mixture into the batter until just combined. Pour into the pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the center is puffed (the top may crack). The inside will still be very soft. Cool to room temperature before removing the sides of the tart pan.
Melt the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips with the heavy cream and drizzle on the tart (I doubled the glaze).