Thursday, June 10, 2010


Adjusting to a new schedule really means making time for the things in your life that make you happy. While I love being blue, the requirements of working a 40 hour week doesn't afford me as much time for baking and blogging, certainly not as much as devoting 40 hours a week to baking alone. So... "making time" means, when a half hour lunch break turns into two hours, it's time to turn up the heat.

Lately, I just can not get enough chocolate. I'll enjoy it, and consume it in any form, but brownies are one of my favorite chocolate desserts - so with a little extra time I decided to experiment with the box of brownie batter in my cupboard.
Brownie Cakes

These little cakes are very reminiscent of Julia Child's Reine de Saba Cake. They have a thin outer crust encasing a moist, sinful, decadent cake center full of chocolaty excellence. These little bundles of joy, however, are much simpler and quicker.

1 box brownie batter mix
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup sour cream
¾ vegetable oil
2 eggs
¼ cup milk
Mix together until smooth
Pour into greased cupcake tins, or mini bundt pans
Bake at 350°, 20-25 minutes or until cake springs back to the touch
Yields 12 bundt cakes

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7 Sweet Talkers:

kitchen koala said...

Oh, yummy! Those brownie/cakes look delicious, especially with that swirl of frosting(?) on top :)

juels said...

I am glad you have found time to get back into the kitchen...your results look oh so yummy!!

Camille said...

you had me at chocolate and peanut butter! Glad to see you're "back"!

Barbara said...

I don't know how you are managing to work, take care of family, cook for your blog and post! I am so impressed with all you bloggers who manange to do everything. I could never have done it when I was raising my family.
Your brownie cakes look delicious and their little chocolate hats is the perfect touch!

Mansi said...

Heavenly!!! I wish I could grab them off the screen!!:)

do send it in for the Magic Bullet recipe contest/giveaway hosted on my blog:)Your recipe could win you a Free Magic Bullet To Go!

ajcabuang04 said...

YUM!! These look really fudgey!! Just the way brownies are supposed to be!

Would you mind checking out my blog? :D

Pamela said...

I guess I missed this post. Soooo Yummy. Too bad you live too far away to sample all your delicious creations.

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