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  • Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking Brownie Layer Cake with Cookie Dough Frosting

  • Hi Bold Bakers! What could be better than Chocolate Chip Cookies & Brownies? I'll tell

  • you what: a Brownie Layer Cake with Cookie Dough Frosting and that's what we're going

  • to make today. Also, stay tuned because in this episode I'm going to give you a very

  • special announcement about a new series coming up that I'm really excited about.

  • So let's get baking!

  • So we're going to start out by making our brownies. Now I kid you not, this is the Best-Ever

  • brownie recipe. They are really moist and fudgie and that's just the way I like them.

  • So we're going to start out by melting our chocolate and butter gently together. You

  • can do this over a bain-marie or you can do it in a microwave. You just want to make sure

  • it doesn't get too hot. Once your chocolate and butter has melted, we're going to add

  • in our sugars. Our white sugar and our brown sugar. Now if you don't have brown sugar,

  • don't worry about it you can use all white but brown sugar definitely gives it a molassessy

  • kind of fudgie flavor and texture.

  • You stir in the sugars now because it cools down the mix before you add in the eggs because

  • if you don't cool it down you will end up with chocolate eggs which sound very nice

  • but it's not. This brownie recipe is just insane. I absolutely love it.

  • Set your chocolate mix aside and in a separate jug, crack in your eggs and add your vanilla

  • extract and then whisk them all well together. Next whisk in your eggs into your chocolate

  • mix. Do this step quite quickly. Then we're going to sift over our flour, cocoa powder

  • and salt. And then gently fold these ingredients together to get a nice, smooth brownie batter. Take

  • care not to overmix because you don't want to toughen your brownies.

  • Our batter is now ready to be poured into our lined and buttered baking tin. Look at

  • how fudgie that is. I've never been much of a chewy brownie person. I definitely much

  • prefer fudgie.

  • Our brownie cake is ready for the oven. The one thing we don't want to do with this little

  • guy is over bake him because he will dry out and he won't be nice and fudgie which is the

  • way we want him. So you want to keep a close eye and make sure he turns out perfect.

  • So what's my big announcement? Well, I'm really excited to tell you that my long-awaited breakfast

  • series is airing this Monday the 20th and every Monday leading up to Mother's Day. I

  • will show you how to make an entire breakfast menu. I don't know if you all know this but

  • I used to have a breakfast catering business in San Francisco where I developed these sweet

  • and savory recipes that I'm going to be sharing with you. They're guaranteed to fuel you for

  • your day and I hope that you love them. So get excited!

  • While our brownie cake is in the oven, we're going to go ahead and make our Cookie Dough

  • Frosting. Now Cookie Dough Frosting is like the ultimate frosting. It's like regular frosting

  • but tastes just like cookie dough so it's a perfect combination for our brownie cake.

  • Now I'm going to mix mine in my machine but you can also mix it by hand. Just make sure

  • you use a lot of elbow grease and room temperature ingredients.

  • We're going to start out the same way you would making any type of frosting. We're going

  • to beat our butter and our cream cheese together really well until there are no lumps. Perfect!

  • Once your butter and cream cheese is beaten up really well, this is the stage you want

  • to add in your sugar. Next add in your brown sugar. This is one of the ingredients that

  • will make this frosting taste like a cookie dough. Then also follow with your vanilla

  • extract. And then just like the previous step, you want to whip all of these ingredients

  • well together. Once they're all mixed together, we're going to slowly add in icing sugar.

  • You add it in nice and slowly because it yields a nice fluffy frosting. Once you add in all

  • of your icing sugar, what you essentially have now is a buttercream cream cheese frosting,

  • which is lovely, but to this we're going to add in a little bit of milk to loosen it up

  • and then we're going to add in some flour. Now I know this seems kind of weird into a

  • frosting but this is what makes it like a cookie dough frosting, it makes it doughy,

  • it makes it stiffer and really good.

  • And last but not least, our chocolate chips because this is definitely what really makes

  • it chocolate chip cookie dough. And then just whisk it all together. And there you have

  • it, Cookie Dough Frosting. It is that easy. Now I like to add the cream cheese in it because

  • it kind of makes it a little bit salty and cuts the fat and sugar of the other

  • ingredients. This frosting is going to work really well with our brownie cake.

  • Our timer has gone off so let's check on our brownie cake. Oh, Wow! Look at that. There

  • is a little bit of a jiggle in the middle. It feels kind of soft here but this is exactly

  • how you want it because once it cools down it's still going to be nice and fudgie in

  • the middle. Perfect!

  • When your brownie cake is completely cold now is a really good time to frost it. You

  • can make this cake up to two days in advance or you can even freeze it because it freezes really well

  • I'm going to cut two layers into my brownie cake. I know this is homemade so if it's a

  • little bit crooked that's ok too. It's still going to taste great. Look at that. That is

  • exactly what you want the inside of your cake to look like. Nice and moist and fudgie. And

  • then continue cutting another layer. I'm going to cut two all together. Once you've cut all

  • of our layers, we're going to generously spread on our Cookie Dough Frosting. I like to spread

  • it on really thick and then bring it all the way out to the edges. It's a good idea to have

  • your frosting at room temperature before you decide to spread it on. It makes it a lot

  • easier. I'm lucky I have a little turntable to help me decorate. It makes my life so much

  • easier. But if you don't, don't worry. Just take your time. And then continue with the

  • next layer. Spread it on nice and thick because the frosting is one of the best parts. And

  • then top it off with the final layer. We're not done decorating yet. We're going to drizzle

  • some lovely warm ganache on top until it flows over the edges. And then of course I'm going to

  • pipe more Cookie Dough Frosting on top and then I'm going to sprinkle mini chocolate chips

  • all over for added effect. Look at that BIG & BOLD Brownie Layer Cake! I know my Bold

  • Bakers love fudgie brownies and cookies so you have to try this cake. It is unreal!

  • Ok. I have to stop eating this. One more.

  • Don't forget to come back this Monday for the start of my breakfast series. Thank you

  • so much for subscribing to my channel and I'll see you back here again next week for

  • more Bigger Bolder Baking.

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