Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Red Velvet Brownie Bunny with a White Chocolate Frosting






I have one more confession to make about this weekend then I totally promise to move on.



I confess that I ate a whole pan of brownies, a whole mould of brownies shaped like the Easter bunny. Actually I ate a pan and a half because I had to almost double the recipe to fill my mould.



OK, one or two more confession then I’ll stop.









I confess that I would do it ALL OVER AGAIN BECAUSE IT WAS THAT FLIPPING GOOD.



I confess that my husband helped me eat the rabbit, actually he should confess that but I’ll do it for him because this is MY blog, ha.



Indigo confesses that she had only one because well, I made them and their MINE ALL MINE!











I confess that I watched Hoarding : Buried Alive , Teen Mom Part Deux, and House Hunters - while eating this brownie rabbit.



I confess that I liked watching Hoarding : Buried Alive , Teen Mom Part Deux, and House Hunters, but not as much as eating those brownies.











I confess that I should probably be running 5 miles versus watching TV, since I don’t want to run I’ll just eat another brownie.



I confess that my confessing is out of hand but I am really trying to amuse my lovely readers! High five, oh wait I can’t because I have a brownie in my hand.








INGREDIENTS
Delightfully borrowed from How Sweet It Is
{Printable Recipe}

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons red food coloring
2/3 cups chocolate chips (optional)









DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350.

Butter and flour your baking dish, I used my bunny mould.

In a small bowl, combine cocoa powder, red food coloring, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to create a paste. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, then add remaining teaspoon of vanilla.









With the mixer on medium speed, add in cocoa powder mixture. Beat until batter is completely red. Add flour and salt, mixing until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.


Isn’t it gorgeous!









Spread in your pan or baking mould. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.  My brownies developed a thin crust, but I inverted mine and frosted the bottoms because I was using a mould.



Tips for RED dye – GLOVES! Seriously that stuff is potent! I used some small gloves I had so I could hand smooth the batter perfectly into my mould









Tips for filling the Mould – Remember the rise of your batter, mine rose a bit above the mould. It was easily trimmed with a sharp knife after cooling. Before you remove anything from your mold, it must cool ALL the way. If you remove it to soon, warm brownies fall apart.








White Chocolate Frosting

1 stick of butter, at room temperature
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces white chocolate, melted (I used Giradelli)
1-2 tablespoons milk (or more if needed)









Directions


Cream butter in an electric mixer until fluffy, then add vanilla. Slowly add in powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time with the mixer on low speed. Add in melted white chocolate and beat until incorporated. To reach desired consistency, add in milk 1 teaspoon at a time with mixer on low speed. 









I realize the picture above is a little sick, I mean I totally dug right into the Easter Bunny! Indigo didn’t seem to mind nor notice the gore of it all.


Open up folks.
Thanks Sarah-Jane for letting me try out one of your great molds!




51 comments:

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Running is totally overrated. Brownies aren't. I would go with the brownies every time!

Yummy Mummy said...

Oh that is just TOO cute! Love the picture of Indigo sitting on the lawn.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, I love the shape of that mould! Brownies are so good.

Cheers,

Rosa

Megan said...

That bunny mold is great! So adorable! And I would eat it all too!

Tamara said...

This is supercute :)

Mary said...

I'll wager there were some happy little people at your house. You are amazing. And patient :-) I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Daisy said...

this is awesome!! i'm crushing on that bunny mold and how beautifully you decorated the bunny brownies!

Lizzy said...

Whew...I'm so relieved you had a bunny mold...otherwise, I'd just be so freaking jealous of your talent (which I am already!). What a fun Easter treat...and a yummy one, too!

Pam said...

I would totally eat the whole tray too. My kids would love those bunny brownies.

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

I hate to criticize, but you titled this post incorrectly. It should have been "The Cutest Thing Ever." That would have been more accurate.

Sue said...

I LOVE your bunny! Red velvet BROWNIES?!? I am going to have to try this! YUM!

Lyndsey said...

I confess...I was amused :D I confess I would love to have my hands full of that lovely brownie bunny :P

Nicole said...

Yum-- looks awesome:) -- I have that same tablecloth!

Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com said...

Haha - looks like you had so much fun with this. I misread at first - didn't realise you had made red velvet brownies at first. I made a chocolate brownie turtle some time ago with Oliver. It was such good fun.

I love the disected 1/2 eaten picture - and the first one best. Somehow doesn't seem so cruel to eat it's middle rather than ears, tail or nose. Cute bunny

Last time I made red velvet - it was cake... And I pulled the beaters out the mix a bit quick and turned the kitchen into what looked like a blood bath. Learnt my lesson the hard way !

Candace said...

That is the cutest mould! I would have eaten the whole thing too and definitely would not have run anywhere....except back to the brownies for more...or maybe to the car and driven to the market for more ingredients. Great photos and the brownie looks delicious!

jaimeb said...

So can you ship that mould to Denver by Saturday so I can re-create this fantastic idea for my Sunday brunch? Pleeease?

Kidding. But not really -- I'm totally making this! (You know I food-stalk you, right?)

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

This bunny brownie is TOO cute!

Deborah said...

SO cute!!

Danelle said...

This is just too much cuteness! And I'm guessing it's really tasty too.

Kim said...

Oh my gosh is that bunny adorable! I love that cake mould. I've only ever had red velvet with cream cheese frosting, but the white chocolate frosting sounds even better.

Missy said...

OMGGGGGGGGG thats sooooo coooL! I love it!

baking.serendipity said...

Such fun! I love your brownie and tv marathon. Totally support :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

oh my word this looks delish and way too cute! The perfect item for Easter. Yum!

xo

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Best brownie pan ever!

Christy said...

Oh my gosh! I'm saving this recipe for sure! Love that bunny!

Zoe said...

Love this yummy yummy looking bunny. The mould is so cute!

Faith said...

Dude I totally applaude you for watching Hoarders!!! I freakin love that show. Although, Im pretty sure I couldnt watch it with a brownie in my hand. I clean, Compulsively, while watching it!!!

Nachiketa said...

wearing gloves while working with colours is a good idea, i have coloured nails n skin after every round of cookies I ice.... n everyone at work looks wantonly at me knowing i've baked n iced over the weekend...
Dead Giveaway.... ;)

Love your bunny... very sweet :)

Cheers,
The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts - Nachiketa
Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over Desserts

Michael Toa said...

Fantastic! I would eat the whole bunny too. The colour is absolutely brilliant.

Jenn said...

Confess all you want as long as you keep posting such great recipes!! The bunny looks great! I would have eaten most of it too :)

teresa said...

the pictures are the best, i love that bunny mould!

Susi's Kochen und Backen said...

Your crack me up. I think I would have chosen brownie bunny and watching tv over running too ;o) Looks awesome and your bunny mold is adorable!

Val said...

This is bunnyrific!!! I heart this in every way!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

Ok, now this is too cute! I love that the bunny pan has pre-made cut outs, too. Super fun for Easter and totally creative on your part, Jen! Thanks for sharing this recipe and the picture of your little chickadee! I hope you all have a happy Easter!

Yummy Mummy said...

Jenifurla! I saw your sliders on TasteSpotting. Yippee! I was like, "hey that's my blogger friend!"
:)
Marina

aipi said...

How cute is that- a delightful treat! Now I have to go look for that bunny mould :)
US Masala

Yummy Team said...

Oh this is so cute..

mr. pineapple man said...

wow! this is awesome~

Clements Family said...

two of my favorite things...brownies and red velvet!! I MUST make this!

Leesha said...

YUM! I love love love BROWNIES. I prefer to eat em hot out of the oven over vanilla ice cream. HEAVEN.

Allison said...

So adorable!! I love all your confessions :)

theUngourmet said...

What a fun bunny mold! I can't resist brownies...ever. Love House Hunters!

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

This is so adorable, I want that mould! Very nice job too, I would eat the whole mould of brownies if I would aswell :)

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

ha ha ha! What is it about brownies and bad tv? I think you've captured their bewitching-ness perfectly. And how flipping cute is that bunny? Happy Easter lovely!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

That is the cutest mold! What a fun treat~my kids would LOVE decorating the bunny.

Holly said...

sooo adorable!! They look very, very easy to down;)

Lo-mo said...

I confess that I LOVE that pan, I confess that I love your honest confessions, I confess that I would have also eaten a whole bunny....without sharing with my hubby....Thank you for your honesty, you are forgiven!

Carolyn said...

Oh my goodness, that is so cute! The pan is hilarious and I love how you did it with red velvet...looks delicious!

Katrina (Betty Ray) said...

Oh my gosh, what a great cake!! I am so happy to find your blog. Your photos and creativity are fabulous. Cannot wait to read more. Thank you for visiting me so I can find you. :)

Monica H said...

These sound so tasty! A red velvet bunny kinda reminds me of Steel Magnolias' red velvet armadillo cake :-)

Foodiva said...

I love how you ate your gory way through the bunny...haha. And how Indigo can ignore this lovely cake while sitting on the lawn is beyond me!