Brownie batter poke cake is a chocolate lover’s dream! This decadent treat is easy to make, and is such a crowd pleaser.
We just returned from our yearly summer vacation in Bass Lake. It’s with my fiancé’s family and they’ve been going to the lake since they were kids and for the past several years I’ve been fortunate enough to join them.
There is something so peaceful about listening to the waves glide into the cove, the breeze flowing through the screened in patio and lakeside fires that makes a person just want to relax.
Of course, the best thing about going on the lake trips is the food. Whatever it is, it always tastes better at the lake. 9 out of 10 meals are cooked on the grill, including breakfast, so it’s pretty much perfect. The other thing about this group of family and friends is that I can always count on them to join me for dessert.
Usually it’s too hot to actually bake at the lake, and let’s be real, I can’t really bake very well at elevation. However, we always find a way to end the evening with something sweet.
There are few things that pique someone’s interest more than a Brownie Batter Poke Cake.
What makes this one so unique and different is that it’s covered with a Brownie Batter Mousse, which is basically a brownie batter whipped cream that’s loaded with baked brownies. It’s one of the layers of my No-Bake Icebox Brookie Cake.
It’s quite simple to make the brownie batter mousse. You’ll beat the heavy whipping cream as if you’re making a homemade whipped cream, and then you’ll add dry brownie mix to the cream. It thickens it up to a great consistency.
I also like to add gelatin to the whipped cream because I think it makes the mousse more airy after it’s had a chance to set in the fridge.
For the actual brownies in the mousse, I tend to use store bought brownies and chop them up nice and small, about the size of a dime. Of course, it never hurts to make a batch for brownies at home, but it does add some steps to the process. So, it’s your choice!
I can’t forget about glorious chocolate cake that soaked in chocolate pudding either. The combination of this mouthwatering cake and the mousse, it that can’t be beat.
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