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Winter Berry Forest Cake in a Cup

December 1st, 2022

Winter Berry Forest Cake in a Cup

Rich chocolate cake with rich blackberries, raspberries, and whipped cream. This decadent classic dessert is the perfect finale after a meal between good family or friends. Super delicious to pair with a Temecula Petite Sirah.

Ingredients

Chocolate muffin mix

  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup dark cocoa powder unsweetened (70%)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Berry Mixture

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp sugar

Garnish

  • Canned whipped cream
  • ¼ cup Mint leaves

Serves: 12

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees or 180 C.

Chocolate muffin mix: In a bowl or stand mixer, add eggs, butter, vanilla, and sugar. Whip on high to medium speed until light and fluffy. About 5 to 10 min depending on speed and mixer. In a separate bowl combine the remaining ingredients and mix till all are combined. Pour flour, and cocoa mixture into the whipped mixture and fold together with a spatula. By folding it you keep more air in the batter for a fluffy finish.

Lightly oil a 12-muffin tin. Evenly distribute batter into muffin tin and bake for 15 to 20 min or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry. Remove from heat and let cool.

Berry Mixture: In a medium saucepan (off heat) add water, ½ cup blackberries, and ½ cup raspberries. Whisk in cornstarch, lemon juice, and sugar. Whisk over medium heat until starts to thicken. Add remaining berries and bring to a light boil for (about 8 minutes).

Add brownie to a small glass or mason jar. Top with berry mixture. Top with whipped cream & mint.

Suggested Wines:

Thornton Winery ~ 2019 Petite SirahAromas of red and black and blueberries, black pepper, and dried herbs. A sweet jammy note at the end.

Peltzer Winery ~ 2019 Estate Petite SirahNotes of Cedar, blackberry, charred leather

Akash Winery ~ 2019 Dreamville Petite Sirah This popular Petite Sirah offers delicious aromatics

Recipe and photo courtesy of the Wine Institute of California

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