Looking for a new way to eat ice cream? How about inside a brownie that looks like a cupcake? Yeah, you heard me right. A rich chocolaty brownie cupcake filled with ice cream and topped with vanilla mousse and sprinkles. That right there is perfection my friends. Don't believe me? Just take a look for yourself.
YUM! Yes, these may look plain unsuspecting cupcakes, but they are actually made with brownies, filled with cookies and cream ice cream, and topped with a whipped cream mousse. Talk about a rich and decadent dessert!
- Mrs. Fields Bake and Stuff cupcake pan (found in store at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores)
- Brownie Mix (plus oil, water, and eggs)
- Chocolate Frosting
- Ice cream flavor of your choice
- cupcake liners
- Vanilla instant pudding
- Pre-made whipped cream such as cool whip or homemade whipped cream
- Piping bags and tips, mixing bowls, and spoons
Begin by mixing up your brownie mix according to the package directions. Then coat the cupcake "tops" portion of the pan in baking spray and put your cupcake wrappers in the "bottoms" portion. Now add your brownie batter. I found that one box of brownie mix made 6 cupcakes. Basically you will use all your batter to fill up the one Bake and Fill tray.
Place the top of the cupcake pan on the base and lock in place, then bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven, remove the lid and let the brownie cupcakes cool.
Once the brownie cupcakes are cool, fill them with your ice cream and use the chocolate frosting to secure the cupcake top onto the bottom.
At this point you will want to put your cupcakes in the freezer while you prepare the whipped cream mousse "frosting". Mix your instant vanilla pudding with half the specified amount of milk. So if the box calls for 2 cups, just use 1 cup of milk. Whisk until well combined and then slowly fold in your whipped cream. I whipped 1 cup of cream per box of pudding. Once your whipped cream and pudding are well mixed, put in a piping bag, pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes, and add your sprinkles. This vanilla mousse freezes well and thaws quite quickly and even tastes a bit like ice cream when frozen. It is the perfect accompaniment to the ice cream filled brownies. Once your "cupcakes" are iced, return to the freezer until you are ready to serve them.
When you are ready, remove the cupcakes from the freezer and serve them to your unsuspecting guest. They will be very surprised to find a chilly dessert and even more surprised when the start to eat it and find it isn't a cupcake at all, but an ice cream filled brownie sundae! YUM!
This post was originally seen on The Creative Spark, the blog for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. Thank you to them for sponsoring this post and providing the supplies to make this post possible.