It’s April Fools’ Day! That means it is time to play a few tricks on your friends. This year why not bake a treat that has a little surprise inside? Sure these may look like cupcakes, but one bite and your friends will see that this is no ordinary cupcake. Nope. It is a frozen ice cream filled brownie sundae. Now that is a delicious prank I can get behind!
Hey everyone, it is Kara from A Kailo Chic Life, and I am excited to share this ice cream filled brownie sundae (disguised as a cupcake) recipe with you today.
Yep, these may look plain unsuspecting cupcakes, but they were made with brownies, filled with cookies and cream ice cream, and topped with a whipped cream mousse. Talk about a yummy trick!
• Mrs. Fields Bake and Stuff cupcake pan (in-store only at JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores)
• Brownie Mix (plus oil, water, and eggs)
• Chocolate Frosting
• Ice cream flavor of your choice
• Cupcake liners
• Vanilla instant pudding
• Pre-made whipped cream such as cool whip or homemade whipped cream
• Piping bags and tips, mixing bowls, and spoons
Begin by mixing up your brownie mix according to the package directions. Then coat the cupcake “tops” portion of the pan in baking spray and put your cupcake wrappers in the “bottoms” portion. Now add your brownie batter. I found that one box of brownie mix made 6 cupcakes. Basically you will use all your batter to fill up the one Bake and Fill tray.
Place the top of the cupcake pan on the base and lock in place, then bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven, remove the lid and let the brownie cupcakes cool.
Once the brownie cupcakes are cool, fill them with your ice cream and use the chocolate frosting to secure the cupcake top onto the bottom.
At this point you will want to put your cupcakes in the freezer while you prepare the whipped cream mousse “frosting”. Mix your instant vanilla pudding with half the specified amount of milk. So if the box calls for 2 cups, just use 1 cup of milk. Whisk until well combined and then slowly fold in your whipped cream. I whipped 1 cup of cream per box of pudding. Once your whipped cream and pudding are well mixed, put in a piping bag, pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes, and add your sprinkles. This vanilla mousse freezes well and thaws quite quickly and even tastes a bit like ice cream when frozen. It is the perfect accompaniment to the ice cream filled brownies. Once your “cupcakes” are iced, return to the freezer until you are ready to play your prank.
When you are ready, remove the cupcakes from the freezer and serve them to your unsuspecting guest. They will be very surprised to find a chilly dessert and even more surprised when the start to eat it and find it isn’t a cupcake at all, but an ice cream filled brownie sundae! YUM!