On the constant quest to make a gluten-free dessert that everyone will love, I decided to try out a flourless brownie recipe that I was inspired by. I found an original recipe on Pinterest and decided to tweak it a bit to my own preferences. Enjoy!
10 oz dark chocolate morsels
4 tbspn sweet cream butter, unsalted
3/4 c granulated sugar
2 tspn vanilla extract
1/4c unsweetened cocoa powder
6 oz milk chocolate morsels
1/2 c heavy whipping cream
2 tbspn unsweetened cocoa powder
dash of rum extract
The first thing I did was make the brownies since you really shouldn't put the icing on until they've cooled. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Take your baking pan and line it with parchment paper (it's easier if you use parchment paper that hangs over the sides of the pan a bit so that you can just lift the brownies out when they are done).
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate with the butter in 30 second increments, stirring between sets. When it's melted together, stir in the sugar and combine. Set that bowl aside (you'll come back to it soon).
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and vanilla. Add in the cocoa powder and continue whisking until it's combined. You want the edges of your bowl / mixture to have a bit of froth/bubbles forming.
Pour the mix into the baking pan, spreading it out evenly. Place the pan in the oven and bake about 25 minutes. When done, place the pan on a cooling rack and allow it to cool completely.
While the brownies cool, move on to the icing. Heat your heavy cream until it just bubbles and then whisk in the cocoa powder. When combined and no chunks of the powder are showing, pour the cream over your milk chocolate morsels in a small bowl. Add a dash of rum extract (optional) for a richer icing flavor. Stir until smooth. Pour icing over cooled brownies and then refrigerate for about one hour.
Remove the completely cooled, finished brownies from the fridge and cut with a sharp knife. These are a pretty ooey-gooey texture already, so you can chill if you prefer, but I like to keep them sort of messy!