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I let my followers on Twitter decide what type of recipe to post and a Dessert won! I knew right away that this Brownie Surprise Cake would be my choice.
When I bake cakes, I love to doctor up a cake mix because the possibilities are endless. It is so easy to do and it changes the texture and taste of an ordinary cake mix. No one will ever have a clue that this delectable cake started with a box mix!
Don’t let the look of the recipe keep you from making this dessert. It really is not a hard recipe. With its brownie soaked in chocolate sauce and light, white cake topped with homemade cream cheese frosting, this cake is absolutely worth the time and effort!
This will become your signature dessert!
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Brownie Surprise Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour 3- 9 inch round cake pans.
Mix brownies as directed on the box. Pour mix into 1 of the 9 inch pans.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
When Brownie come out of the oven set aside to allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
Make Chocolate Sauce while Brownie cools.
-Put the chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and 1 tablespoon water in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until the chocolate is melted (about 5 minutes). Be careful noy to scorch the chocolate mixture.
Put Brownie onto the Cake Stand or Cake Plate.
Slowly pour the chocolate sauce on top of the brownie.
*see tip below on how to do this neatly.
Combine the cake mix, egg ehites, milk, oil and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour into the 2-9 inch pans.
Bake for 24-29 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Tuen out onto a cooling rackand allow to cool to room temperature.
In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, butter and vanilla and mix on medium speed until incorporated, about 1 or 2 minutes.
Add the confectioner's sugar 1 cup at a time, until the frosting is light and creamy.
-For thicker/stiffer frosting, add more confectioner's sugar ¼ cup at a time. If the frosting is too stiff, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time.
Place 1 cake layer ontop of chocolate soaked brownie.
Put layer frosting onto of cake and the place other cake layer on top.
Completely Frost the cake !
*TIP: To keep choclate sauce from getting on the cake plate, use wax paper strips to cover the plate. Remove after the cake is completely done.