Irresistible Chocolate Mani



For the Brownie Layer

1 cup unsalted butter

2 cups granulated sugar

4 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

For the Chocolate Ganache

1 cup heavy cream

8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

For the Meringue Topping

4 large egg whites

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Prepare the Brownie Layer

1.1 Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.

1.2 In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sugar, stirring until well combined. Remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly.

1.3 Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract. Mix in the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder until just combined.

1.4 Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Allow the brownie layer to cool completely in the pan.

2. Prepare the Chocolate Ganache

2.1 While the brownie layer is cooling, make the ganache. Heat the cream in a small saucepan until it begins to simmer.

2.2 Remove from heat and add the chopped chocolate and butter. Allow it to sit for a minute, then stir until smooth and shiny.

2.3 Pour the ganache over the cooled brownie layer, spreading evenly with a spatula. Refrigerate until the ganache is firm.

3. Prepare the Meringue Topping

3.1 Combine the egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Whisk constantly until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is warm to the touch.

3.2 Remove the bowl from the heat and beat the mixture with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff, glossy peaks form. Beat in the vanilla extract.

3.3 Spread the meringue over the ganache, creating peaks with the back of a spoon.

3.4 Use a kitchen torch to lightly brown the meringue peaks or place the pan under the broiler for a minute or two, watching closely to prevent burning.

4. Serve the Chocolate Mani

4.1 Cut the Chocolate Mani into squares and serve at room temperature for the ultimate dessert experience.

With its exquisite layers and stunning presentation, this Irresistible Chocolate Mani is guaranteed to be the star of any gathering, impressing both chocolate lovers and dessert enthusiasts alike. Indulge in this rich, decadent dessert, and let it captivate your senses!