Cupcake Brownie with Funnel Cake & Caramel Sauce


Cupcake Brownie with Funnel Cake & Caramel

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Cupcake Brownie with Funnel Cake & Caramel Sauce

At times to make a good dessert you gotta think outside the box. For me this meant no box anything. This was going to be homemade everything. Because sometimes I feel to really experience baking you have to return to the way things used to be made, from scratch. Just like my Grandma used to make using precise measurements of flour, sugar and a little bit of this and a little bit of that. And out of her small kitchen came some pretty amazing and delicious food.

And so, after I did my due diligence I created a brownie recipe from scratch. It was good as is, but it needed something else. Homemade brownies can stand on their own but I wanted to take this one over and beyond good. I wanted this dessert to leave an impression. Then it came to me like a vision out of swirling all-purpose flour and the dazzle of crystallized sugar. How about I top it with some homemade Funnel Cake. And if that isn’t enough let’s drizzle the whole thing with, of course, homemade Caramel Sauce. Sound good? I think so too. Check out the recipe below and make this decadent creation for your loved ones. I have a feeling they”re gonna like it.

Cupcake Brownie with Funnel Cake & Caramel

Cupcake Brownie Ingredients:

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted sweet cream butter, plus a little more for buttering the pan
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Cupcake Brownie with Funnel Cake & Caramel
Directions:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees

2. Combine the stick of butter and the chocolate in a small saucepan over very low heat, stirring occasionally

3.  Remove saucepan from heat, add flour and stir until well mixed

4. Add two eggs and mix well, add additional egg yolk and mix until well incorporated

5. Add Kosher salt and pure vanilla extract

6. Spoon brownie batter into cupcake cups about 3/4 of the way

7. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until cooked through, test with toothpick

Cupcake Brownie with Funnel Cake & Caramel

Funnel Cake Recipe:

  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 1/3 Flour
  • 2 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • Vegetable Oil, for frying

Cupcake Brownie with Funnel Cake & Caramel

Equipment:

Funnel Pitcher or Pancake Dispenser

Directions:

1. Mix flour and sugar until incorporated.

2.  Add flour, Kosher salt and baking powder and mix well.

3. Slowly pour in milk a little at a time and mix well until all milk is added.

4. Pour batter into a Funnel Pitcher or Pancake Dispenser

5. Heat vegetable oil, when oil is hot hold Funnel Pitcher over hot oil and begin drizzling batter into hot oil making zigzagging and overlapping patterns.

6. Allow batter to brown then scoop out with a large slotted spoon

7. Top with powdered sugar

 

Cupcake Brownie with Funnel Cake & Caramel

Homemade Caramel Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 5 Tablespoons of Sweet Cream Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt

Another alternative recipe for Homemade Sauce:

Salted Caramel Whiskey Sauce

Ingredients:

1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
4 Tablespoons
1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoon Whiskey
1/2 Table salt
Pinch of Coarse Sea Salt

Directions:
1. Mix the brown sugar, heavy cream, butter and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until it gets thicker.
2. Add the vanilla and cook another minute to thicken further.
3. Remove from heat, add whiskey and stir several more times.
4. Allow to cool slightly and pour the sauce into a jar and place in the fridge.
5. Just before serving sprinkle a pinch of coarse sea salt after pouring over brownie cupcake and funnel cake dessert

Cupcake Brownie with Funnel Cake & Caramel

Directions:

In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, mix brown sugar, heavy cream,  butter and salt. Stir until mixture starts to thicken about 5-8 minutes. Add vanilla, stir until well mixed and remove caramel from heat.  Set aside

Assemble dessert. On a small plate add one brownie cupcake, top with a section of funnel cake, drizzle with warm gooey caramel and dust with powdered sugar. Now, call a friend and tell them you’re eating a delicious slice of heaven.

Cupcake Brownie with Funnel Cake & Caramel

Cupcake Brownie with Funnel Cake & Caramel Sauce

Cupcake Brownie with Funnel Cake & Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

  • Cupcake Brownie Ingredients:
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted sweet cream butter, plus a little more for buttering the pan
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract,
  • Funnel Cake Recipe:
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 1/3 Flour
  • 2 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • Vegetable Oil, for frying
  • Equipment:
  • Funnel Pitcher or Pancake Dispenser
  • Homemade Caramel Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 5 Tablespoons of Sweet Cream Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt

Instructions

  • Cupcake Brownie Directions:
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine the stick of butter and the chocolate in a small saucepan over very low heat, stirring occasionally
  • Remove saucepan from heat, add flour and stir until well mixed
  • Add two eggs and mix well, add additional egg yolk and mix until well incorporated
  • Add Kosher salt and pure vanilla extract
  • Spoon brownie batter into cupcake cups about 3/4 of the way
  • Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until cooked through, test with toothpick
  • Funnel Cake Recipe: Directions:
  • Mix flour and sugar until incorporated.
  • Add flour, Kosher salt and baking powder and mix well.
  • Slowly pour in milk a little at a time and mix well until all milk is added.
  • Pour batter into a Funnel Pitcher or Pancake Dispenser
  • Heat vegetable oil, when oil is hot hold Funnel Pitcher over hot oil and begin drizzling batter into hot oil making zigzagging and overlapping patterns.
  • Allow batter to brown then scoop out with a large slotted spoon
  • Top with powdered sugar
  • Homemade Caramel Sauce Directions:
  • In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, mix brown sugar, heavy cream, butter and salt. Stir until mixture starts to thicken about 5-8 minutes. Add vanilla, stir until well mixed and remove caramel from heat. Set aside
  • Assemble dessert. One a small plate add one brownie cupcake, top with a section of funnel cake, drizzle with caramel and dust with powdered sugar
  • Be sure to pin this for later:

    Cupcake Brownie with Funnel Cake & Caramel

     

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    41 Comments

    1. August 18, 2015
      Reply

      Okay whoa. Wait a minute here. I need to print out this recipe, stat. Holy smokes it looks mouth watering, especially to make to impress some weekender dinner guests. WHo am I kidding, they’d be gone long before they arrive. And all in my belly HAHAHAH

      • September 3, 2015
        Reply

        Yeah, I feel you. The dinner quests will definitely have to count themselves fortunate indeed if they get to sample these decadent beauties. They are seriously a mouth riot! Thank you and let me know what you think when you make them.

    2. August 18, 2015
      Reply

      This brownie cupcake has my name on it! Your photo makes me want to dive right in!

      • August 18, 2015
        Reply

        Thank you and yes this thing is dangerous, trust me on that one. Let me know how it turns out.

    3. Rosey
      August 18, 2015
      Reply

      Oh man, now that’s a way to end any meal. This looks absolutely tasty/delicious!

    4. August 18, 2015
      Reply

      This is literally making me DROOL! I am so going to make this – now what can I do to make it SALTED caramel? I imagine just adding some salt – the rocky kind not the fine grind, to the top would do the trick right? I am not much of a baker. I will have to get my daughter to help she loves to bake!

      • August 18, 2015
        Reply

        lad you like it but to make it salted caramel the homemade caramel is always the best:

        Salted Caramel Whiskey Sauce

        Ingredients:

        1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
        1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
        4 Tablespoons
        1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
        2 Tablespoon Whiskey
        1/2 Table salt
        Pinch of Coarse Sea Salt

        Directions:
        1. Mix the brown sugar, heavy cream, butter and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until it gets thicker.
        2. Add the vanilla and cook another minute to thicken further.
        3. Remove from heat, add whiskey and stir several more times.
        4. Allow to cool slightly and pour the sauce into a jar and place in the fridge.
        5. Just before serving sprinkle a pinch of coarse sea salt after pouring over brownie cupcake and funnel cake dessert

    5. August 18, 2015
      Reply

      Oh my goodness! If that isn’t one of the best desserts I’ve ever seen, I don’t know what is! That is amazingness in a dessert! YUM!

      • August 18, 2015
        Reply

        Glad you like it but to make it salted caramel the homemade caramel is always the best:

        Salted Caramel Whiskey Sauce

        Ingredients:

        1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
        1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
        4 Tablespoons
        1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
        2 Tablespoon Whiskey
        1/2 Table salt
        Pinch of Coarse Sea Salt

        Directions:
        1. Mix the brown sugar, heavy cream, butter and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until it gets thicker.
        2. Add the vanilla and cook another minute to thicken further.
        3. Remove from heat, add whiskey and stir several more times.
        4. Allow to cool slightly and pour the sauce into a jar and place in the fridge.
        5. Just before serving sprinkle a pinch of coarse sea salt after pouring over brownie cupcake and funnel cake dessert

        • August 18, 2015
          Reply

          Sorry this was meant for the comment above your comment. But feel free to add the salted caramel twist too. It is really freakin’ lish’!

    6. August 18, 2015
      Reply

      This is one of those times that I am kind of glad I don’t bake! This looks too darn good and knowing me there would be none left for my guests!! Add to that I’m diabetic—–so I’ll just sit here and drool over the picture!!

    7. Oh my, here I am trying to eat healthy again after all my summer eating, and along comes this incredibly, yummy dessert! Looks amazing.

    8. August 18, 2015
      Reply

      My mind can’t even comprehend what I just saw. All I know is that I’m drooling!

      • August 18, 2015
        Reply

        It is real. You should make it. Homemade brownie! What? Homemade Funnel Cake! What? And the homemade Caramel Sauce! What? Yes, it is almost like a dream, but better, because this dream you can most certainly eat.

    9. August 18, 2015
      Reply

      I really try to eat healthy and avoid sugar, but there is absolutely no way I could turn this dessert down. This would definitely be a hit at any dinner party.

    10. August 18, 2015
      Reply

      Just looking at the pictures I am already salivating, like wow. Thanks for sharing the recipe, definitely thinking outside the box.

    11. August 18, 2015
      Reply

      This has to be one of the most decadent muffins I’ve seen in a long time! It looks amazing!

    12. August 18, 2015
      Reply

      WOW! BUT THANKS LOADS! Those calories just went straight to my hips just looking at it. LOL (drool) I’m on a diet please… but I’m going to pin this receipe for my cheat day, but I’d have to cut everything in half so I don’t make too many. Thanks for sharing.

    13. August 18, 2015
      Reply

      Oh my heavens! This looks just incredible. I haven’t ever had funnel cake before, everyone always raves about it so I’m dying to try. This? Is a must try I need to make it asap!

    14. August 18, 2015
      Reply

      And with this recipe my dieting comes to an abrupt end! This looks amazing and delicious and completely worth the calories!

    15. August 18, 2015
      Reply

      Oh my gosh, that looks so rich and delicious! I am just looking at the photos and I already gained 10 pounds!

    16. August 18, 2015
      Reply

      OMG!!! That looks so so yummy!!!!!!!!!! I will definitely have to pin this for later.
      I know I’m going to be gaining some weight when I get a hold of the whole thing.

    17. Whoa, that looks amazing! Brownie and funnel cake sounds like a winning combination to me!

    18. August 19, 2015
      Reply

      Oh my goodness how can you ever do this to a pregnant woman… lol I’m sitting here and literally drooling looking at your pictures,. SO TRYING this!

      • October 8, 2015
        Reply

        Sorry, I guess? But just because you are with child there isn’t any reason why you should deny your little bundle of joy and yourself. After you make them bake sure, I meant make sure you come holla’ back. Thank you!

    19. Ron
      August 19, 2015
      Reply

      Another great recipe for me to try soon. Love this cupcake version of yours.

    20. Rebecca Swenor
      August 19, 2015
      Reply

      These sounds and look so delicious and I am for sure making these. I love brownies and caramel in the same recipe. Thanks for shairng.

    21. I love all of the ingredients in this but never thought about putting them together. I rarely eat funnel cakes so they are always a special treat.

    22. August 19, 2015
      Reply

      Can’t get any better than chocolate and caramel. Going to save this recipe for the future. Thanks.

    23. August 21, 2015
      Reply

      Oh my goodness, this dessert reminds me of my childhood. Mom always made homemade brownies and funnel cakes were my favorite thing about the carnival. I can’t wait to make these for my kids, they are going to love these!

    24. August 23, 2015
      Reply

      This is amazingly decadent. What an awesome and delicious treat. I will have to try it!

      • September 11, 2015
        Reply

        Thank you. I was laying in bed one night and BAM! I had this epiphany. It is really good. Check our recipe section. I also have a Apple Crisp with Funnel Cake recipe and OMGEE it tastes like total mouth watering joy! Let me know how you like it can please take pictures and share them with us Facebook, Twitter or Instagram when you make this at home..

    25. August 24, 2015
      Reply

      You are talking my language here! I absolutely LOVE everything about this! Now I am hungry and I am supposed to be going to bed!

    26. August 25, 2015
      Reply

      Yum yum, that caramel sauce just completes this…pinning! xo

      • September 11, 2015
        Reply

        You’re the best! Major thanks for the pin! And yes, the homemade caramel sauce turns this decadent dessert into whole other kind of chocolaty animal.

      • October 8, 2015
        Reply

        Yes, you are so right. The homemade caramel ties the funnel cake and brownie together perfectly perfect. This is such a rich and incredibly over the top dessert. Ideal for special occasions or a special treat for friends, family and guests.

    27. August 29, 2015
      Reply

      Holy Chocolate Goodness Batman!!! This looks absolutely sinfully DIVINE! I gave a shout out and a link back to it in my “Saturday Morning Coffee Cafe” post this week!

      http://www.perfectlycreatedchaos.com/2015/08/saturday-morning-coffee-cafe_29.html

      • September 11, 2015
        Reply

        Dori triple thank you so much!. We appreciate the kind words and the shout out (and the link back). How cool are you? Very.

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