If you could take brownies to the next level, it would be with this recipe! The signature Bettie’s Brownie is studded with cream eggs, then enveloped with thick layers of the super sweet cream egg filling and our chocolate ganache. Let’s get baking!
Cream Egg Brownies
Presenting our very own gluten free and vegan Cream Egg Brownies.
Hamilton has a bit of a reputation for cream egg brownies. There’s a FANTASTIC bakery here called Cake and Loaf that mastered the most decadent cream egg brownie. It’s a brownie stuffed with Cadbury Cream Eggs, topped with Callebaut chocolate based white, yellow and chocolate ganache… people in this city go nuts for them, if they can eat them of course.
We decided to take it upon ourselves to make an inclusive version of these killer brownies that is also accessible for people to make: made for sharing with people who can’t eat gluten, dairy, eggs, and who are vegan. When building the recipe we considered making each layer out of chocolate (we make an awesome and super easy white chocolate that could have worked in the white and yellow layers of the ganache topping). Since we want our dessert recipes to be simple and with a high success rate, we decided to skip the cocoa-based ganache. However, if you are interested in taking our topping to the next level, keep an eye out for our white chocolate ganache recipe in the near future!
Personally, I am not a cream egg person. There’s just something about the goopy filling I can’t get over. I was and would still be Team Mini Egg if they were dairy free. If anyone has a dairy free/vegan mini egg recipe that is simple to make, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! There is a hole in my life that needs to be filled with all the colourful chocolatey mini eggs.
After making this recipe, I decided that I do enjoy cream eggs- when they are in brownies. The creamy centre seeps out and caramelizes the brownie in parts making it super rich and deluxe! I was really happy with the result, even though it is a bit too sweet for my own tastes.
The unique learning piece of this recipe is chocolate ganache. Our ganache recipe is super simple and versatile. Depending on the amount of sugar you add (you can add up to 2 cups!) you can even end up with a ganache icing that is perfect for cakes and cupcakes. We will be using this ganache recipe a lot so it’s worth noting now.
These brownies do contain almonds, corn and soy (based in the non-dairy butter we use). You can make it soy free using a soy free non-dairy butter, and corn free if you use rice syrup rather than corn syrup in your ganache.