Have you ever had that craving for something super chewy, chocolaty, fudgy, and just plain decadent? I do! It happens to me about once a month and when that craving hits… this yummy creation ALWAYS hits the spot. :D
This is a triple layer cream cheese fudge brownie cake. Usually I would make this in a brownie pan, but I happened to make this for a friend’s birthday and she wanted a cake.
The bottom later is just your run of the mill fudgy brownie although instead of using cocoa powder, I just used a 1oz square of semisweet baking chocolate. The filling or middle layer is a nice thick cream cheese frosting. You can’t see it in the pictures but trust me, its there! Then the last layer, or the topping, is just mini marshmallows drizzled in a chocolate/cream cheese sauce. Mmmmm… delish!!
The sauce was actually a very interesting surprise. The cream cheese thickens the chocolate just enough to have a nice smooth consistency to it without overpowering the taste of chocolate. I was very happy with my sauce! :D
The original recipe said you could use cocoa powder, but again, I substituted with semisweet baking chocolate. If you dont like your desserts to be overly sweet, I suggest using unsweetened baking chocolate.
Like i said earlier, this cake was a birthday gift for a friend and pink is my favorite color so here it is all wrapped up!!
Sitting pretty and read to be delivered. I actually had to drive ALL THE WAY to Long Beach (which is far from where I live) to deliver this cake personally, only to find out that the bonfire was over when I got there. BUMMER!!!!!
Well anyways… if you ever need a custom cake, cupcake, or any other dessert for any special occasion… let me know! Help out this soon to be poor nursing student pay her bills and in return, I’ll make you something delicious!
Message me here or at email@example.com! Thanks!!
As a BONUS… heres the recipe for the delicious Triple Layer Brownies.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 oz baking chocolate
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup nuts
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs 1 egg yolk
- 6 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 nuts
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 oz baking chocolate
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 lb powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
INSTRUCTIONS: (Preheat oven to 350F)
1.Sift together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
2.In a small saucepan, melt and mix together the butter and baking chocolate.
3.Whisk the eggs and vanilla together. Add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and blend well.
4.Mix together the wet and dry ingredients until smooth. Fold in the nuts and pour into a greased and floured baking pan. Let settle.
5.To make the filling, gently mix together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
6.Add the egg and vanilla to the cream cheese mixture and mix well.
7. Lastly, add the flour, salt and nuts. Pour this mixture on top of the brownie layer. Bake for 20-30 min at 350F. It is done when you insert a toothpick into the middle and it comes out clean. (NOTE: If you like your brownies chewy and fudgy and less cake-like, the brownies are done when you insert the toothpick in the center and HALF the toothpick is covered in brownie. Not BATTER, but brownie bits.)
8. While the brownie is baking, make the sauce by melting the baking chocolate, butter, milk, and cream cheese together. Add the vanilla last.
9. Add powdered sugar in increments until you have the consistency you want your chocolate sauce to be. I like to drizzle it onto the brownies, so I dont use that much powdered sugar. But you want the topping to be more like frosting, add more sugar.
10.When the brownies are done, turn off the oven and take the brownie out. Sprinkle mini marshmallows on top and then place back into the oven for 5 minutes. MAKE SURE OVEN IS TURN OFF! It should still be hot enough still to slightly melt the marshmallows.
11.Once the marshmallows are melted, pour the sauce/frosting on top.
There you have it!! An easy and decadent dessert!! Enjoy!!