4/4/12

brownie bundt with coconut-cream cheese filling

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Have you ever taken brownie dough and baked it in a bundt? Me either.
Had to try it, but wanted to kick it up a notch by adding something to the mix, hence coconut-cream cheese filling. I truly believe almost all bundt cakes are better off with a nice creamy filling of some kind. Don't you?
And the best part of all this? It was made with the Baked brownie mix (found at Williams Sonoma) so it's literally a cinch to throw together.
If you wanted to impress your friends with gourmet brownies, this would be the mix to use because they taste just like bakery quality brownies without all the work.
I promised you in the last post that these brownies are good, really good with minimal effort, and I'll say it again. I am super fussy when it comes to buying pre-made brownies mixes. This mix is very very good--high quality, worth every penny.

In case you missed the other two experiments I've made with the Baked brownie mix--here they are: peanut butter cookie crusted brownies and peanut butter & fluff fudgy brownies. Can you tell I have an affinity for peanut butter? No, neither can I.

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Baked brownie mix from Williams Sonoma.

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Use a small ice cream scoop to place coconut-cream cheese balls on top of brownie dough.

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brownie bundt with coconut-cream cheese filling
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1 box of Baked brownie mix (found at Williams Sonoma)

filling
8 ounces of cream cheese, room temp
1 egg yolk
1/2 ts salt (people have said the salt was a bad addition, so add if you want too)
¾ cup toasted or untoasted coconut (sweetened coconut ok)

Cook notes: there will be leftover filling left. You can try to freeze it and use later (not sure how it freezes). Or you can use it right away on another batch of brownies or coconut-cream cheese cookies.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a small bowl mix all the filling ingredients, set aside.

In a large bowl mix the brownie according to manufacturers directions.
Grease up a Bundt pan with non stick spray.
Pour half the brownie mix in the pan, making sure to get it nice and evenly distributed in the pan
Using a small cookie scoop, out balls of the cream cheese mixture, and place on top of the brownie batter. If you like a lot of filling then place the balls close together, if you like less, then place the balls spaced apart. I did somewhere in between.
Pour remaining brownie batter on top, using a wet spatula GENTLY push brownie batter into all gaps. Don’t push down too hard or you’ll break the balls of filling.
Gently tap Bundt pan to get out any air. Bake 45-55 minutes. Baking times will vary according to ovens. So look for firm top, no loose brownie batter on top when you wiggle pan. A cake tester inserted will yield some small crumbs—this is good.
After baking, let pan cool a while before attempting to release.
I put my Bundt pan in the fridge after it was done cooling to ensure an easier release and easier slicing.

Should make about 10-12 slices, depending on how thick/thin you slice them.

46 comments:

  1. Im coming over for dessert tonight. Large slice please

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  2. Brownies AND coconut in a bundt? Talk about delicious!

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  3. Omg this is awesome! I just made cream cheese stuffed chocolate cake bars the other day and blogged about them. This reminds me of that but in Bundt cake form. I grew up with Bundts. Such memories. Joy the Baker's new cookbook is FILLED with bundt recipes, too, if that's your thing.

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  4. i feel like you've really been speaking to me lately…these are all the kinds of things i want to bake and eat!

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  5. WTF..I am not getting your updates anymore. Hmmm..wonder whats up? Maybe I should just resubscribe and see what happens.
    Well, anyhooooo, this looks amazing like always!

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  6. This is incredible....easy and awesome as a final result. Now gimme some!

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  7. So you're saying that because a brownie bundt cake isn't insanely awesome ENOUGH...you added cream cheese filling. you amaze me.

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  8. Why oh why do you do this to me? You have no idea how much I want some of this right now. Delish!

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  9. I will have a nice thick slice please. Tow of my favourite things coconut and chocolate!!!

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  10. Love the coconut filling!

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  11. Wow, this looks like a show stopper. I don't like shredded coconut, but my husband loves it. He would be very happy if I made this. I love cakes that look so unassuming with such a surprise.

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  12. Hello Dawn!
    Yumm, Coconut and Chocolate a match made in haven...

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  13. this looks AMAZING! i will be making this in the future :)

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  14. Incredibly sinful! That is one irresistible bundt.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  15. I love what you're doing with these mixes. Keep it coming.

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  16. What a rich decadent dessert! You make me want to go right to the store and get some of that brownie mix at 7 in the morning!

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  17. I wanna say I hate you for posting this, but it's the opposite. My god! I think I'm in heaven :)

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  18. Can I use the Williams Sonoma chocolate bundt cake mix? I got that on accident today- I got too excited :)

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    1. i would imagine so.
      not sure how long to bake it though.
      watch the baking times for sure
      good luck

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  19. Love how the coconut is hidden in the middle!! Yum!

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  20. semi-homemade at its finest!

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  21. This is genius! Chocolate and coconut is one of the best combinations ever. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. coconut cream cheese filling? *almost* as good as pb :)

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  23. This is a freaking AWESOME idea!!!!! I've bee OBSESSED with bundts, and I'm pretty sure this is next on my list!

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  24. This is such a great idea! My dad would go crazy for this since he is a HUGE coconut lover. Glad to know that the mix is good!

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  25. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/make-a-big-spla-147634

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  26. Can you use a regular brownie mix,like betty crocker or duncan hines?

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    1. of course! just watch/check the baking times

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  27. Is that really a teaspoon of salt? Not too salty?

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    1. it was not too salty to me, but I changed the recipe so others can use their own judgement

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  28. My 14 yr old daughter made this today. I printed the recipe out for her, but, didn't read it through, before letting her have it. I wish I had. I would have noticed the salt, and made an adjustment. She, unfortunately, followed the recipe as is. Ugh! Too salty! :(

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    1. Oh sorry to hear that!
      I changed the recipe to now alert people to use caution.

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  29. HI, Vanilla sugar!

    We recently tried your recipe gluten free with our own brownie mix. We were so impressed!

    We tried it as written and also made some tweaks. Usually once we really get going, we like to post our recipe to our site (for instance we did a coffee filled bundt and a strawberry cheesecake variation).

    But before we posted any tweaks to your original recipe on our site and facebook, we wanted to highlight your amazing recipe and make sure our folks knew you were the originator of the coconut cream filled delight we tried first - We wanted to make sure we were allowed to post the picture/link to the original recipe before we assumed anything. Naturally we want to give credit where credit is due, but sometimes people prefer not even that. :-) Thanks for all you do to make creative, yummy desserts.

    Please let us know one way or another whether we can post your picture and link on either site or both and we will make sure to let you know when we do so.

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    1. Hello!

      Please DO NOT use any of my photos. Thank you.
      OK to use recipe with proper credit given back to this site.

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    2. Okay thanks so much - that's why it's best to check!!

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  30. This looks great! I'm going to take it one step further and make a choclate ganache with the Almond joy creamer! Will try it and let you know!!!

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  31. Reminds me of when I was a kid, my mom would make a bundt cake with a coconut filling.It was my favorite. I cannot wait to try this recipe.

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  32. does it have to be the baked brownie mix found at Williams Sonoma?

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    1. of course not! it can be whatever brownie mix you desire or even your favorite homemade mix

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  33. Hi! Just made this....delish! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. is there something else you can use with the coconut besides cream cheese...like the old bundt cake use to be with the coconut filling?

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    1. Hmm. do you like mascarpone?
      I don't know what you like or dislike.
      Maybe a greek yogurt?

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  35. Hi,

    This looks great. Can you tell me what size bundt pan you used? I have several different sizes. I was thinking of making two cakes with just one recipe using my small 6 cup bundt pans. Do think that would work?

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    1. Pretty sure mine is 10 1/2 inch bundt pan.
      I don't know if it would work without trying it myself.
      Not sure if you would have enough brownie batter....

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