Oh, my, freaking yes I love these.
I am in LOVE with my chocolate flower pots.
They are actually brownie pots, but when I was trying to title this blog post I kept writing Flower Pot Brownies and I thought it could possibly be misconstrued ..... if you know what I'm saying ; )
How adorably perfect are these for a spring party? Earth day? Bridal shower? Baby shower? Birthday party? Easter? Random Thursday?
First you need 10-12 mini (2") LEAD FREE terracotta flower pots. Line each pot with a small parchment circle piece. This is to cover the hole at the bottom of the pot so the brownie mixture does not spill out.
Now preheat your oven to 325 degrees and spray the pot and the parchment circle with non-stick spray.
Do the same with the rest of your pots.
Fill all your pots with the brownie mixture (recipe at bottom) just to the bottom of the pot lip, about 3/4 full. Set them on a baking sheet just in case any mixture spills out.
Bake the pots for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. I only cook mine for about 35 minutes because I like my brownies gooey. Let cool completely.
Now it's time to frost your flower pots. The recipe for the actual frosting is at the bottom of this post.
For this flower pot I used a Wilton #21 Tip.
For this flower I used a Wilton #12 Tip.
For this rose I used a Wilton #104 Tip. Fat side up.
For this flower I used a Wilton #104 Tip again. Fat side down.
For this flower I used a #67 Wilton Tip.
For this rose I used a Wilton #104. Fat side down.
For this flower I used a Wilton #16 Tip.
Ok, those took a long time to pipe!
Now it's time to eat!
Chocolate Brownie Flower Pots
Ingredients for Brownies
10-12 (2") Lead Free Teracotta pots
4 large eggs
1 cup brown sugar, sifted
1 cup granulated sugar, sifted
8 ounces melted butter
11/4 cups cocoa, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ingredients for Buttercream Frosting
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream
Food coloring gel
1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
2. Cut your parchment into circles to fit the bottom of all your terracotta pots. Spray pots and parchment circle with non-stick spray.
3. In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat eggs at medium speed until fluffy. Add sugars and remaining ingredients. Combine well, but do not over mix.
3. Pour the batter into prepared flower pots. Only fill about 3/4 full. Place all the pots on a baking sheet and bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
4. Remove from oven and let cool. Prepare frosting and pipe flowers.
Directions for Buttercream Frosting
1. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well combined, then increase speed to medium and beat for about 4 minutes.
2. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more. You can add more cream if needed for spreading consistency. Likewise with confectioners' sugar.
3. Separate frosting into bowls and add desired food gels for coloring. use piping bags to pipe the flowers.