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Unbelievable PB Whipped Cream Frosted Brownie

Brownies with Peanut Butter Whipped Cream Frosting

Thanks to the Baked Bree blog, I found a brownie recipe which I jazzed up with a peanut butter whipped cream.  I was curious to see the results of melting the brownie mix in a double boiler as suggested.  The only big decision I had to make was whether to make a layer of peanut butter topping then a third layer of whipped cream, or to combine the two into a frosting.  Well even though Food 52 said it was possible, the melted chips did clump up a bit when combining with the chilled whipped cream.  It still tasted delicious.  I also used only cocoa powder in place of chocolate which led to a more dry brownie in my opinion.

Not the most amazing recipe, but the icing is on the right track to success.

melted PB chips

melted PB chips

Bree’s Ingredients

1 1/4 sticks butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cups plus 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour

My Changes

1 stick of butter and 1/3C applesauce.  I also did not have whole eggs and used 1/4C egg whites.  I used half brown and half white sugar and reduced by 1/4C to compensate the sweet frosting.

DIRECTIONS

BROWNIES

The Naked Brownie

The Naked Brownie

On top of a double boiler, melt the butter, sugar, cocoa and salt.  Melt, stirring occasionally.  Let the mixture cool a bit (this is when I prepped the 8X8 pan with parchment paper and set the oven to 325 degrees)

Add the eggs one at a time.  Add in the vanilla.  Add Flour.

Bake 20 minutes

FROSTING

Naked Whip

Naked Whip

Combine 1-2T chilled heavy whipping cream with 2T powered sugar and 1t cornstarch.  Whisk cold heavy whipping cream in a bowl until it begins to set and add cornstarch mixture and whip until thick.

Add 2T milk with 1/3C peanut butter chips in a double boiler until all chips are melted.  I would recommend lining the brownies with the peanut butter before topping with whipping cream.  I added peanuts for garnish and crunch and thought they were best eaten chilled.

 

 

 

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