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Mini Brownie Layer Cakes

These sweet Mini Brownie Layer Cakes will be a hit with everyone you love! Heart-shaped layers of fudge brownie filled with chocolate fudge frosting and raspberry jam are meant for sharing!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownie layer cakes
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 577kcal
Author Erica

Ingredients

  • 1 box Pillsbury brownie mix + ingredients on box
  • 1 bag Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Frosting
  • 10 ounces raspberries fresh, divided
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 teaspoon water divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Powdered sugar for garnish
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Prepare brownie batter as instructed on the box, adding water, eggs, and oil. Pour batter into prepared baking sheet, spreading it in a thin, even layer. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool 30-45 minutes.

Raspberry Coulis:

  • In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, combine 6 ounces of raspberries, sugar, and 1/4 cup water. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer.
  • Combine 1 teaspoon water and cornstarch in a small bowl, whisking until combined, then stir in into the saucepan with vanilla. Simmer for 3-4 minutes until thickened. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

Assembly:

  • Use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut 12 hearts from the brownie sheet. 
  • Place one layer on a plate, pipe fudge icing around the edge, then spoon 2 tablespoons of raspberry coulis inside. 
  • Stack another layer of brownie on top, pressing down the edges lightly. Pipe a small heart in the middle of the layer, then arrange fresh raspberries around the outer edge, nudging them up against the icing so they don't move. Add more icing to the inner heart until it's as tall as the berries. 
  • Place a third brownie layer on top. Like the first layer, pipe fudge around the edge, then spoon in 2 tablespoons of raspberry coulis. Layer the final heart on top, pressing down the edges lightly.
  • Repeat with remaining heart layers, yielding 4 mini cakes.
  • Dust with powdered sugar, and garnish with shaved chocolate and more fresh raspberries.

Nutrition

Calories: 577kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 18.6mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.3mg