One thing you have to know about me…
I am not really a ‘dessert’ kind of person.
I know, I know. Please don’t stop reading my little blog! I’ll make it up to you. I promise.
When it comes to desserts, there are ony a few to which I am partial. For example, cheesecake. I could eat cheesecake for every meal. I could eat it with every topping imaginable. Nothing is off-limits. For a second example, cupcakes (note: I mean cupcakes, not cake…there is a big difference, don’t you agree?). I could eat any type of cupcake and I could eat them in mass quantities (I happened to have four last night…Yeah, I said four). For a third example, brownies. Brownies are just a different breed(?) of food for me. They are chocolately and they are gooey and they are fudgey. I don’t know if fudgey is a word but I’m liking it, so it’s going to be one today.
I made these brownies right on the heels of my cupcakes with the Very Berry Frosting. I like to stick to my favorites.
I’m afraid to attempt cheesecake. First of all, I don’t have the correct pan. Second of all, what’s all this I read about having to use a water bath? Third of all, I hear that it is very easy to overcook or undercook a cheesecake. The combination of these three things isn’t good for my anxiety.
I think I’ll stick with my brownies for now.
It’s acceptable to reuse measuring cups without washing, right?
This is the finished product…
…five minutes after it came out of the oven.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Brownies
1-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup applesauce
4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
Preheat oven to 350°.
Melt squares of chocolate. It is preferable to use a double-boiler but it can also be melted in the microwave on a low setting.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate large bowl, beat eggs and add in the sugar, applesauce, melted chocolate, and vanilla. Mix well. Add in the flour ingredients and stir until smooth. Fold in peanut butter chips.
Pour batter into a prepared 8×8 baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
These are light and fluffy brownies that have a texture resembling cake.
Please excuse the melting whipped cream. I’m not a patient person and there was no way I was waiting for these to cool. 😉
What is your all-time favorite dessert?