{TWD} Carmel-Peanut-Topped Brownie {mini-cup}Cake

Recipe #275

In my household, we love eating nuts. However, some people (read: my husband) are just plain silly because even though he will eat nuts by the handful he hates nuts in desserts. This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Carmel-Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake, has nuts right there in its name. Because I didn’t want a mini-revolt, I made mini-cupcakes: 1/2 with peanuts and 1/2 without peanuts. 😛  I also made a cake using my mini-springform pan because I had left over batter.



No nuts for silly people

No nuts for silly people

Tammy of wee treats by tammy chose this recipe. You can find the recipe on her blog. I liked the brownie cake itself b/c it wasn’t dense or overly sweet. I probably could have carmelized the sugar a bit longer, but overall it worked with the cake.


34 thoughts on “{TWD} Carmel-Peanut-Topped Brownie {mini-cup}Cake

  1. So funny, our men and their quirky eating habits. And what we will do to accomodate them! Personally, I find that if I like the maxi version of something then I will LOVE the mini version! Yours are adorable — love the cupcakes, and the mini cake is gorgeous too!

  2. Clever way to please everyone (read: your husband!) They look tasty–better with the peanuts though–they were half the dessert! 😉 Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. I’m doing this recipe in cupcakes next time! I loved the texture of the cake. Moist and delish! Great photos! and you’re right – picky husbands are dorks! 😉

  4. I think minis were a great way to go! They are so cute and yum.
    No dessert nut hubby is silly indeed, he does not know what he is missing.
    I am proud to say that I own all of the books on your heavey rotation list!

  5. Love your minis!

    No nuts, eh — husbands are strange sometime. The crunch of the nuts added so much to this dessert!

    Then again, husbands probably think we are strange too. I know mine does!

  6. I was going to make it as cupcakes rather than full size, but my husband — not wanting to give up the leftovers! — talked me out of it. Yours are adorable!

  7. I put the nuts (chopped macadamias) only in the center so the nut-haters could push them off. My caramel was pretty dark so mine tasted like a Heath bar. Your minis look adorable. I agree: the cake was a nice consistency, and could be a versatile recipe.

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