Brownie Shortcake with Berries

This is a quick and simple dessert, topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

Brownie Shortcake with Berries

Ingredients:
1 (19.5 ounce) package brownie mix
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
1 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups cut strawberries and blueberries, mixed, not each, 1 1/2 cups of each

Whipped Cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare brownie batter as directed on package; stir in 1/2 cup of sour cream. Spoon into greased and floured 9 inch round cake pan.
  2. Bake 45 minutes; cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack, cool completely.
  3. Make your whipped cream by adding the heavy cream to a mixing bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks are about to form, then add the vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure to not over-beat because the cream may become butter like or lumpy.
  4. Add remaining sour cream, sugar and vanilla to the whipped cream, stir to combine. Cut brownie horizontally in half. Place bottom half on plate; spread with half of the whipped cream mixture. Cover with top of the brownie, spread remaining whipped cream mixture and top with the mixed berries. Store in the refrigerator.

This is a wonderful dessert and nice alternative to the traditional shortcake dessert. The chocolate brownie pairs so nicely with the fresh fruit. I made and brought this over to a friends house for dinner and they loved it, I got rave reviews. This is a simple and quick dessert, I used the brownie mix for convenience, but you could also use your favorite brownie recipe as a substitute. Enjoy!

*Camala*

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Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow Cupcakes – The pot of Gold when done eating these is smiling faces!

Rainbow Cupcakes

I frosted these with a basic buttercream frosting however I divided the frosting in three parts and colored the divided frosting red, blue and yellow. I then put the frosting side by side in a piping bag and piped the frosting on the cupcakes. Don’t be afraid to load up on the frosting either because the cupcakes aren’t overly sweet. You could also leave the frosting white to be a cloud on top of the rainbow cupcakes.

I have seen these rainbow cupcakes in several places on the internet and I loved how colorful they were and had to try them. However I only saw the rainbow cupcakes with people using a cake mix so I wanted to try to make them from scratch and use my basic cupcake recipe. Let me tell you something though these suckers aren’t quick and easy to make, especially if you are OCD like me:) I had to make sure I had a perfect color layer in each liner. I am sure these would be a little faster if I just put the colors in the liners and didn’t worry about making it perfect but I can’t seem to do that! I have to admit that these cupcakes were so bright and colorful, and tasty that I am super glad I made them.

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