Today is an exciting day. BHG is about to launch The Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, 16th Edition. Being a blogger here on Delish Dish, I got a sneak peak at its pages. After looking through it (Almost all of the 1,200 recipes have pictures.) and bookmarking countless recipes, it has quickly become one of my favorite recipe collections. One thing I really love about this new cook book, is that it gives you a basic recipe such as cinnamon rolls, and then it provides options and ideas to make the recipe your own. Basically, it’s like recipes built into recipes. Endless inspiration.
BHG is giving away five copies of this wonderful new cook book. I will explain the details of the giveaway, but first I want to share a recipe with you.
Today, I’m showing you how to make this Hot Cocoa Brownie Cake with Marshmallow Frosting. However, I’m giving it a fall twist by adding a bit of pumpkin flavor to the frosting. Yum! I love chocolate and pumpkin together, and this cake combines the flavors beautifully.
The basis of the cake is a box of your favorite brownie mix. You can use a regular cake pan, although I’m using this tart pan because of the built-in groove at the top. You’ll see why this is important below.
Once the brownie cake is baked, chocolate ganache is spread on top. You really can’t have enough chocolate, right? The ganache adds a creamy layer of decadence.
The cake is finished off with marshmallow frosting. To give mine a seasonal touch, I decided to add some pumpkin flavor. I started with the original recipe for the frosting, and after it had formed stiff peaks, I added the following along with the vanilla:
4 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
These additions will make your marshmallow frosting perfectly pumpkiny!
And that’s it. Continue following the original recipe until your cake is complete.
As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, this is a delicious after-dinner treat to snuggle up with on the couch. Enjoy!
Now, as I mentioned above, BHG and I are giving away five copies of The Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book! To enter to win one of the five copies, tell us below: “What is your favorite thing to cook?” The winners will be randomly selected from the entries received. You can see the official contest rules here.
Good luck and happy cooking!
Note: This contest has ended.