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Almond Brownie Coffins

Recipe photo courtesy of Johnny Miller

Mini chocolate coffins embellished with royal-icing flourishes offer a suitably final dessert course for any Halloween feast. Photocopy each of the coffin templates at 100 percent.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2008




Coffin Cake Variation
You can also make one large coffin cake that serves 10 to 12 by doubling all the ingredients and baking in a 9-by-13-inch baking pan instead. Follow steps 1 through 3, then using our super-sized coffin template, cut cake into a 7-by-12-inch coffin shape. Using the same template, cut marzipan into coffin shape. Gently press marzipan on top of cake. To finish, pipe small dots around edges of marzipan on cake with royal icing. Apply fleur-de-lis with a small offset spatula, securing with royal icing.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • Noohee
    24 OCT, 2011
    the measurements for coffins are 1 1/2" x 2 1/2". The computer didn't like the decimal point I used.
  • Noohee
    24 OCT, 2011
    I have not made these yet, I can't wait because they look so cute. But as for the comment on getting 12 coffins from an 8" pan, no problem. the coffin is 2/5" x 1/5" you get three down and four across. So, have no fear. And if you don't like this recipe, use another one and still use the template.
  • questam
    26 OCT, 2010
    This recipe was awful. It tasted terrible, maybe it was the dutch cocoa, and how you are supposed to get 12 "coffins" out of an 8 in pan is beyond me, unless they are supposed to be only 1 inch big. What a waste of ingredients.

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