X-Treme Chocolate Mint Brownie Torte

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Recipe by gailanng

A decadent brownie studded with chocolate chips, topped with a wonderful ganache, and crowned with a cream cheese-mint drizzle.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate (4 squares)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 12 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 cup whipping cream (heavy cream)
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 12 teaspoon mint extract
  • 14 cup half-and-half
  • 3 drops green food coloring

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 10-inch round springform pan.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in 2-quart bowl in microwave until completely melted. Add eggs, sugar, and vanilla and mix well. Add the flour and 6 ounces chocolate chips and stir to combine. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake 50-55 minutes. Cool.
  3. While brownies are baking, place whipping cream and butter in medium saucepan over medium heat stirring until combined. Stir in 12 ounces chocolate chips until melted. Gently pour over cooled brownie, spreading just to edges.
  4. For the "drizzle" combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, extract, and half and half with hand-held mixer until smooth. Stir in food coloring. Gently drizzle over ganache in decorative pattern. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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