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S’More Brownie Mini Cakes

Triple Brownie Ganache S'More Mini Cake- lizbushong.com

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You will need a 2-1/2″ round silicone baking mold, a piping tip 1M, & disposable piping bag . Easy to assemble, plan for refrigeration time for mini cakes to set up.   Recipe looks long.. but it is well worth the effort. To speed up time.. bake brownies and streusel a day ahead, freeze until ready to assemble dessert.

Ingredients

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Brownies:

1 package Brownie Mix- Tested Duncan HInes

2 eggs

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1/3 cup water

1 tablespoon Chocolate Syrup

Graham Cracker Streusel* 

2/3 cup almond flour

2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs

2/3 cup packed light or dark brown sugar

1/3 cup butter, 1/2″ cubes

If making Gingerbread Streusel- use cinnamon graham crackers, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger & nutmeg

Marshmallow Meringue- ( make right before serving) 

4 egg whites, room temperature

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter

1 teaspoon clear corn syrup- Karo

1/2 teaspoon gelatin + 1 teaspoon cold water

1 teaspoon clear vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

Ganache

1 cup heavy whipping cream

11/2 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips

Garnish:

6 Mini Hershey Milk Chocolate Bars

6 tablespoons graham cracker streusel

Instructions

  1. Bake brownies as per directions on package but bake in 9 x 13 cookie sheet.  Lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray and parchment paper.
  2. Freeze cooled brownies for 10 minutes, cut 2-1/2″ circles using biscuit cutter.  Place one brownie layer into silicone mold.  Reserve other brownie layers.  You will layer three brownie rounds with ganache and streusel in that order.
  3. Make Meringue: In small cup add water and gelatin. Stir to combine set aside.
  4. In medium saucepan with 2″ of water, place eggs whites, sugar and cream of tarter, gelatin water in glass mixing bowl or create a double boiler.  Stir the whites until mixture reaches 140 degrees.  Remove from heat and add to mixing bowl with wire whisk.  Whip egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks, add vanilla and whip on high until whites are shiny and firm… about 5 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate until ready to serve dessert.
  5. In small mixing bowl, heat heavy cream in microwave for 40 seconds.  Remove from microwave, add mini chocolate chips.  Stir until blended. Set aside to thicken slightly.
  6. Make streusel:  Combine all ingredients in medium bowl.  After pieces resemble small peas place on baking sheet in heated oven at 325 for 10 minutes.  Watch to make sure it does not burn.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.  It should be crunchy and slightly browned.  If streusel is too large, place in zip lock bag and crush slightly until you get desired size.

Assembly:

In round silicone mold, place brownie layer in each well/cavity.  Top with ganache, add graham cracker streusel, top with ganache, then brownie, ganache, and streusel.  Ending with brownie and ganache.  Refrigerate or freeze to set up until firm.

Before serving, remove cakes from mold.. Pipe marshmallow meringue using a disposable piping bag fitted with tip 1 M or other large star tip.  Pipe in large swirl  add mini chocolate bar and extra streusel.

Notes

  • Its important to add ganache on top of brownie layers then add the graham cracker streusel so the brownie will hold the streusel.
  • Using gelatin and Karo syrup will help firm up the meringue.
  • You will love the marshmallow meringue. You can use this as frosting for cupcakes/cakes.  If you want to toast the meringue, use a torch just briefly.
  • Graham cracker streusel can be used for other desserts such as cobblers, tarts and pies.  Just double recipe for larger dishes.
  • Freezes well, to speed up process, after each layer of ganache, freeze mold to set then continue.

Keywords: S'mores, Brownies