More chocolate today - with a taste of the tropics...
A couple of days ago, this beauty arrived in my inbox from Cookies and Cups. Mmmmm - coconut. Mmmmm - cream cheese frosting. Mmmmm - brownies. Let's make them gluten free!
SPH Gluten Free Coconut Frosted Brownies
1 Betty Crocker Gluten Free Devil's Food Cake mix
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. water
1 box gluten free brownie mix (brand of choice), made per package directions
1 container Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting
3 oz. cream cheese
3 T. cream of coconut (I used Coco Real brand)
2 T. coconut extract
Coconut MnM's, Almond Joy pieces or shredded coconut to sprinkle on top (optional)
Preheat oven to 350. Make brownies per package directions OR make cake mix per package directions using ingredient amounts listed above. Pour batter into greased 9x13 pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
In mixer bowl, combine frosting, cream cheese, cream of coconut and coconut extract. Beat until well combined. Pour over top of cooled brownies. Sprinkle with goodies as desired.
So, these are absolutely delicious. Bubba says amazing. My best suggestion for these is to make the frosting ahead of time and allow it to set for flavor development. Overnight would be best.
If you are just making them to eat straightaway, they are fine without any of the doodads, but if you are taking these to a party, go ahead and dress them up.
Think warm, beachy, tropical thoughts, and enjoy!