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Tiny Brownie Wedding Cakes

  • yield: Makes about 10

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted, plus more for baking pans
  • 12 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar, for decorating
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat two 9-by-13-inch baking pans with cooking spray. Line bottoms with parchment paper, and coat with cooking spray. Dust with flour, tapping out excess. Set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Melt chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring until smooth. Set aside.

  3. Step 3

    Put granulated sugar and eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment; mix on medium-low speed until pale and fluffy, scraping down sides as needed, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add chocolate mixture; mix until combined. Mix in vanilla, flour, and salt.

  4. Step 4

    Divide batter between the prepared pans. Bake, rotating halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in the centers comes out mostly clean, about 25 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

  5. Step 5

    Invert brownies onto a work surface; remove parchment. Cut out five 2 1/2-, 1 3/4-, and 1 1/4-inch circles from each. Turn each circle right side up. Stack largest on bottom to smallest on top. Just before serving, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Reviews (2)

  • 27 Jan, 2009

    I really love this idea! Of course brownies are my favorate... but then you had to make it cute! ;)

    www.isntshelovely.org

  • 8 May, 2008

    We did this for my wedding as favors. We used brownies and lemon bars and then used powdered sugar and peachy-pink icing to decorate in various ways. We wrapped them up in cellophane that was twist-tied on top using thin gold craft wire. We placed them on gold charges and used them as centerpieces. They were a huge hit--we got so many compliments on them and they were pretty easy to make.