My plan today was to share with you a delicious apple cake and since tomorrow is the first day of fall that would have been perfect. But then came along this dip and it tromped the apple cake. Don’t get me wrong the apple cake is very blog worthy, but sometimes I make things that I feel need to be shared immediately. This past weekend we celebrated my Pop-pop’s 85th birthday and we all contributed something to the BBQ at my aunt’s house. I volunteered to make a dessert and had in mind to make brownies, but then my mom told she was making her Chocolate Mint Squares so I needed to come up with something else. I had pinned this recipe awhile ago and I just knew it was going to be a good one, boy do I wish I made this sooner.
I have already confessed my love for any type of batter that is raw which I know is probably one of the worst things to be addicted to. Now I can say I have a safe alternative for one of my favorites, brownie batter! This chocolatey dip is dangerously good and dangerously addicting, my thighs are probably going to hate me very soon. It comes together in under 10 minutes and you get to choose your favorite dipping vehicle, but like I said last week with the cannoli dip, go ahead and just lick it right off the spoon!
Brownie Batter Dip
8 ounces cream cheese, light or regular, softened to room temperature
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, softened to room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons cocoa powder, regular or Dutch-process
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
Chocolate chips for garnish (optional)
Pretzels, strawberries, graham crackers, animal crackers, apples for dipping
What you’ll do:
In a large bowl of an electric stand mixer, whip together the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar to the cream cheese mixture and mix well, scraping down the sides as needed. Add the remaining ingredients up to the milk. Mix until fluffy and smooth. If needed, add additional powdered sugar and/or milk, until desired consistency is reached. The resulting dip should be sturdy enough to use your vehicle of dipping choice, but not too creamy that it does not hold its shape. Garnish with chocolate chips, if desired.