I went to a friend’s house yesterday for a pool party.Earlier in the week, I had been browsing the Kraft website for new recipes, and
I found one that looked excellent for a Brownie Shortcake Dessert. I figured this would be an excellent chance to give it a shot! And I’m glad I did!

 

Ingredients

The recipe calls for the following ingredients:

1 pkg. (450 g) brownie mix

1 cup sour cream, divided

1 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping, divided

1 Tbsp. powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries

3 kiwis, peeled, sliced

 

So I went shopping for all the ingredients. The store I was at had strawberries there, but they all looked positively terrible! Mouldy,
soggy, bruised. Overall, nasty. So I made the executive decision to use raspberries instead. The raspberries looked much better. And they were good raspberries.

 

And I thought this recipe required cream cheese for some reason, so when I took the picture with all the ingredients, I took the cream cheese out. I was wrong.  I bought it for an onion tart I’m making later this week, so you can expect to see that same
tub in another picture in a few days!

 

So I got up Saturday morning and followed the direction for the brownie, and baked it before breakfast. When I took it out of the oven, after letting it cool for a few minutes, I took it out of the pan and put it on a rack, as per the recipe. But I didn’t like how thin it looked. I have a bit of an unsteady hand, and thought that when I would cut it in half to make the layers, I would brutalize it and have brownie crumbs. When I was mixing together the filling, I kept on looking over to eye it up. And when I was cutting the
kiwis, I would peek over to see if I could catch it growing or something, to make my life easier. No such luck. When the time came, I started to try to cut it in half, and I knew where it was going. It was going to tears.

 

Thin Brownie

So I cut my losses, busted out a spare cake mix from the cupboard, and went to town making a chocolate cake, using two 9 inch cake pans!

 

And I even effed that up! I figured since I was making something very similar to what I had just finished making, chocolate brownies to chocolate cake, I wouldn’t bother washing the pan out, and just spray it with more Pam. Oops. One of the halves of the cake stuck to the pan. So I just used the one layer that worked and cut it in half. I guess because it was softer and thicker than the brownie, I definitely did much better with the slice.

 

Everyone at the party loved it! One person who claimed he doesn’t eat desserts even went back for seconds! So I wouldn’t make this with the brownie again, but I would make it with the cake!

 

Final Product

Happy Cooking!

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