Decadent "Doomsday Dessert"

Kelly Lollman

By
@kelollman

There is such a clamour about the upcoming "Doomsday Prophecy" (that the world will end on 12/21/2012).

I'm SO going to laugh when I wake up on the morning of December 22 and we are all still here... and then I'm going to eat these brownies!!

The chocolate is a nod to the Mayans, to whom the "prophecy" is credited and for whom we can all thank for the invention of chocolate. The addition of the cayenne pepper is just a compliment to the chocolate. The salted caramel is just... Awesome!


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Serves:

12 End of the World portions!

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

2 oz
chocolate, unsweetened squares
2 oz
chocolate, semi-sweet squares
1 c
butter
2 c
sugar
4 large
eggs
1 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3/4 c
milk chocolate chips, divided

CREAMY SALTED CARAMEL FROSTING

1 1/2 c
Creamy Salted Caramel Sauce (see my recipe)
1 c
confectioners' sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2
Melt the unsweetened and semi-sweet chocolate squares. I prefer to melt them in a double boiler, but feel free to use the microwave. Stir chocolate until smooth.
3
Beat butter and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add melted chocolate, beating just until blended.
4
Add flour, salt and cayenne pepper, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in vanilla and 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips. Spread batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan.
5
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Frost evenly with Creamy Salted Caramel Frosting.
6
Frosting: If you've made a fresh batch of the caramel sauce, make sure it is at room temp so that it is pliable. If it has been refrigerated, you can warm it up in 30 second intervals in the microwave or in a double boiler until it is viscous (don't let it get too hot - you'll have soup instead of frosting!) Using a hand mixer, beat in the confectioner's sugar in 1/4 cup portions until smooth. It should set up to a spreadable consistency. If needed you can add more confectioner's sugar.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American