My Disney sweet tooth was clamoring for attention once again, so I decided to try my hand at recreating The Earl’s Brownie Crème from The Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney. Of course, this is not even remotely close to the real recipe, but it may help curb your appetite between trips. Enjoy!
Cheater’s Brownie Sandwich
(Makes 12 brownie sandwiches)
1 box Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Spray 1 12-muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
Blend oil, egg, and water in a medium bowl. Add brownie mix and stir until moistened (about 40 strokes). Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups.
Bake 28 – 32 minutes. Remove from oven. Allow cupcakes to cool about 15 minutes, and then remove from pan to a wire rack. Cool completely. In the meantime, prepare frosting.
White Chocolate Buttercream:
3 Tbs. milk
2 ounces white chocolate, chopped
¼ cup coffee-flavored liqueur, or 2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter (not margarine)
Place milk in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until tiny bubble form around the edge of the pan; remove from heat. Whisk in chocolate until completely melted. Add liqueur or vanilla. Refrigerate until cool, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In a large bowl with mixer at low speed, beat sugar and butter until just combined. Increase speed to high and beat 10 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Reduce speed to medium and slowly add cooled white chocolate mixture.
Slice cooled brownies in half horizontally and fill with frosting. Replace brownie top to form a sandwich. Repeat for remaining brownies. Enjoy!