#29) Strawberry Truffle Brownie Cake
Do you like truffles? I do. Have you ever made truffles? I haven't even attempted them until today, and now I know why...
I have been toying with the idea of making truffles for a while now and seeing as my aunt sent me a bag of beautiful strawberries I decided I should make truffles with a fruit twist. What in the world was I thinking?????
I found a recipe for strawberry truffles here and am quite confident I followed it to the letter, but for some reason my filling would not set to a point where I could roll it into balls... What was I going to do????
Well, I tried using my truffle mold instead, but that just created one BIG mess so that was a no go...
So here I am in the kitchen with this delicious bowl of strawberry truffle-ish mixture and no idea what to do... Then it came to me - brownies plus this concoction would be delicious. So I whipped up a brownie batter and baked it....
Now that sheet of brownie looks kinda big, I thought. Brilliant idea #2 - make a layered brownie cake!
Turns out I piled on way too much of the "filling" and ended up with more of a "frosting" effect.
Say what you will about it, but this sweet treat took every bit of creativity and energy I had to offer!
It is far from my best attempt in the kitchen (it is messy, too sweet, and overloaded with chocolate) but not too bad of a save considering my amateur nature. If you have any suggestions about where I went wrong with the truffles in the first place, please let me know :)
Strawberry Truffle Mixture
2 cups strawberries (divided into 1 1/2 cups and 1/2 cup)
1/3 cup cream
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp syrup
8 ounces chocolate
1 cup whipped cream (not part of original recipe, but part of my attempted save)
- Puree (thawed, if frozen) strawberries. Stir in cream, vanilla, and syrup.
- Melt chocolate in double boiler and add to strawberry mixure. Mix well.
- Fold in whipped cream and 1/2 cup of whole strawberries. Set aside.
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
-Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 10X14 pyrex dish with parchment paper.
-Add sugar and vanilla to melted butter and beat.
-Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
-Add cocoa. Beat.
-Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat.
-Pour into pyrex dish and bake for 20 minutes.
-Remove from dish and let cool. Trim edges and slice into two equal sheets.
-Cover one brownie sheet with truffle mixture. Add second brownie sheet and repeat.
Try to enjoy :)