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Hidden Treasure Brownie Cakes

Hidden Treasure Brownie Cakes

These brownie cakes that are fun to make and fun to eat hold a secret surprise in the center.

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15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 05 min
Total Time



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

2 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

12 peanut butter and milk chocolate candy pieces


1 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Halloween candies, sprinkles or peanut butter and milk chocolate candy pieces, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 12-cup muffin pan with paper baking cups or lightly spray with no-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt 1/2 cup butter and chocolate in 2-quart saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in all remaining brownie ingredients except candy pieces until mixture is smooth.

  3. STEP 3

    Spoon heaping 2 tablespoons batter into each prepared muffin cup. Place 1 candy piece in center of each cup; press down slightly.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine all frosting ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until light and fluffy. Spread 1 tablespoon frosting on top of each brownie cake. Decorate as desired.

Nutrition (1 brownie cake without decorations)

260 Calories
13 Fat (g)
60 Cholesterol (mg)
150 Sodium (mg)
33 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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