Tuesday, 13 July 2010

TWD: Brrrr-ownies


One of the cakes that I baked back in my high school days was a pound cake flavoured with peppermint essence. It tasted funny and none of my family members liked it. It has been almost twenty years since I last baked the cake but until now, my brother still jokes about the "toothpaste cake" that I forced him to eat.

Well, this Brrrr-ownies recipe certainly brings back fond memories of my "toothpaste cake". A large amount of chocolate mint (I used Andes) is added to the batter and the brownies are rich, moist and of course, it gives a cool blast of minty flavour too.

If you want to give the recipe a try, head over to Karen's blog!

22 Comments:

Romaine said...

Toothpaste cake? Hm. Interesting name. Your brownies do NOT look like that but mine kinda turned out that way. I now have a new name for them.

Mary said...

That reminds me of the time I brought a huge tub of spearmint leaves in for my international students to try and they all hated them--said they tasted like toothpaste. So, I ate them all myself, and would do the same with your brownies!

Pamela said...

Did you make this in a mini loaf pan? I really like the shape of your brownies. They look wonderful!

cindy said...

Did you like them?? We thought they were excellent.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your brownies look great!

Susan said...

Hahaha! Toothpaste cake! My hubby loved these and though I was prepared to dislike them I ended up liking them a lot!

Tia said...

that is freaking hilarious - "toothpaste cake". lol. made me smile at the thought.

Allie said...

Ooh I love these! Made them not long and I totally adore the peppermint and chocolate combination. I like how you baked it in a loaf pan...so cute!

Rachel said...

I'm totally a mint person and I love toothpaste cakes and loved these too! Yours look gorgeous in the loaf pan!

Karen said...

Have you tried toothpaste flavored jelly bellies? :) Your cake looks beautiful! Thanks for baking with me this week!

Jacque said...

LOL, toothpaste cake doesn't sound so good. Your brownies sure look perfect though.

Kitchen Corner said...

This brownie looks very tempting for me. I'm craving for it now!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Hehehe, that description (toothpaste cake) is good. Hilarious! Well those Brownies look wonderful.

Cheers,

Rosa

babe_kl said...

hahaha i love the name!

ajcabuang04 said...

Haha. I love the name "toothpaste cake". Super funny. I love brownies and andes mints so this is a winner for me!! I still am looking for a brownie recipe though! :)
Would you mind checking out my blog? :D http://ajscookingsecrets.blogspot.com/

Memória said...

I absolutely love this photo.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Great photo. Unexpected for brownies and that's why it's great :).

whisk-kid said...

I made a toothpaste cake too, back in the day. Oops. Haha.

Including Andes in this was a great idea. It looks so tasty!

Anonymous said...

Your Brownies is really tempting, i made it but it turn out different. mine sink in the middle. Do you make some changes from Karen recipe? coz her Brownies doesn`t look like yours too.Please help. Desperate to have brownies like yours. Thanks

Piggy said...

Hi all - Thanks for your kind comments!

Anonymous - I didn't make any changes to the recipe, except reducing the baking time by 5 minutes because I baked a smaller loaf. I'm not sure why your cake sank in the middle, did you open the oven door when the cake was in the midst of baking?

Miso said...

looks really yummy..gotta try this when i have time

Pam @ Kitchen Cookware said...

I am interested in knowing more about tooth paste cake name. Now I have to check out Karen's blog too, neat! I love brownies.