Brownie Cakes

Today is my Kate's birthday.  As has become custom around here, the birthday girl chose the menu for her birthday dinner with family.  We are doing that later this week, and I plan to post about that meal.  BUT, today is the big celebration with her friends at preschool.  She was very specific about her requests for snacks at school.  She explained to me that she wanted brownies that were circles...little one on top of a big one...chocolate icing...sprinkles...and each one had to look like a little bitty baby birthday cake...and cheese-its and capri-suns.  (At least she didn't request homemade crackers and fresh squeezed juice!)  Well, after some googling and some pinteresting (are those even words?), this is what I came up with.  And I am so proud of myself that I just had to share with all 2 of you that actually read my blog.  he he he

I baked boxed mix brownies according to the package directions, let them cool completely and then used my very fancy, dollar store, biscuit cutters to get my circles.  I have a set of three cutters and I used the medium and small ones. Using 4 brownie mixes and my cutters, I was able to make 35 little cakes. [In case you're wondering, I saved all the brownie scraps so I can make a Death by Chocolate trifle for our Wednesday night Bible Study group.]

I heated a can of store-bought icing (gasp!) until it was pourable, but not too hot. {Betty Crocker, Rich & Creamy, Milk Chocolate is the BOMB!] I put just a little bit on top of what was to be the brownie on the bottom.  This would serve as the "glue" to hold the top brownie in place.

I then generously spooned the icing over the top of each one and let it run down the sides.  You'll want to only do 2-3 at a time, so you can stop and load each one up with sprinkles before the icing sets. 15-20 minutes later, the icing was set enough for me to transfer them to my storage containers.

She hasn't yet seen the finished product, but I know she is going to be thrilled! I can't wait to see the look on her face! Happy Birthday to my little, big girl!


  1. So Cute!! Now I'm thankful that Samuel's school only lets us bring store bought food. :-)

  2. Love this idea! I've been working on finding a good homemade brownie mix to give as teacher gifts around the holidays. Needless to say the hubs and kiddos haven't complained about having to be my guinea pigs.
    Miss you dear friend. Hope we can get together some time soon.

  3. Oh, and Happy Belated Birthday Kate!