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Carob Brownie Tea Cake

Time 55 minutes
Yields Serves 8
Carob Brownie Tea Cake
1

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8-inch square or round pan.

2

Place the carob chips and butter in a glass bowl, and microwave them until the butter melts, 1 minute. Stir them together until they’re smooth. Cool slightly.

3

Beat the sugar and eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer until foamy, 2 minutes. Transfer the carob mixture to the mixing bowl with a rubber spatula, and mix on low speed until blended. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt and beat lightly. Stir in the brandy.

4

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan, then turn it out on a serving dish. Shake the powdered sugar through a strainer to sprinkle on top.

The fruity taste of carob makes this cake surprisingly good. Look for carob chips at health food stores.

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