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Creating "Inspired Cakes" has become one of my favorite aspects of running Sprinkles for Breakfast. I absolutely love taking inspiration from an outside source and making it come to life in the form of my favorite food...cake. And as much as I love the Taylor Swift Inspired Cakes, this Gray Malin Inspired Triple Chocolate Dirt Cake is by far my new favorite.
It could be due to the fact that I have a slight obsession with Gray Malin's work, or that Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite places on earth - or it could just be the fact that I am really into this dirt cake. But more likely, it is a combination of all three.
First, let's talk about Gray Malin. If you don't know him by name, you probably know his work. He does these amazing, brilliantly colorful, ariel shots around the world - and they are stunning.
You have probably heard the saying "everything is better with butter" - and to be honest, it's kind of true. Butter is amazing. But what most people don't know is that butter is at its best when its browned.
There is just something about browning the butter that takes things to the next level. And, it's not even very hard to do. All you do is put the butter in a pot over medium/high heat. Once the butter is melted and begins to foam, start whisking. The butter at the bottom of the pan will begin to brown and let off some sort of nutty aroma. And that's it. That's all you have to do.
And then you can put it in a mixing bowl and make these delicious cookies. The combination of the brown butter and the brown sugar give this cookie a melt in your mouth kind of effect. They are prefect for any holiday cookie swap you have coming up, or if you are like me, you can just use them for personal consumption.
*Makes about 24 cookies
*Make 24 cookies
How cool is the butter suppose to be? I let it sit for 5 minutes and was still hot. But, pressed on. Now, to the baking part and my cookies have been in there for 9 minutes and it still looks like a ball. ????
Hmm that's so strange. 5 minutes should have been enough. The problem could have been the oven temperature. How did they turn out?