Baseball Brownies à la Mode
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 4+
The combo of chocolate cake or brownies, vanilla ice cream and raspberry jam is a homerun.
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Raspberry Jam
Chocolate Cake
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Chocolate Cake
  1. Pour the boiling water over the chocolate and stir until the chocolate melts.
  2. Cream the shortening and the sugar.
  3. Stir in the eggs and then add the melted chocolate/water mixture.
  4. Add the flour and baking soda alternately with the buttermilk and vanilla, mixing the ingredients together until a smooth batter forms.
  5. Pour the cake batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan + a greased and floured 8x8 pan.
  6. Bake the cake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until the cake springs back when lightly pressed and a toothpick comes out clean.
Baseball "Brownies" à la Mode
  1. Let the cake or brownies cool completely so that they do not break or crumble when you are making the shapes.
  2. Cut out baseball gloves and bats using cookie cutters or patterns.
  3. Place them on a plate and warm them if desired.
  4. Top each baseball glove with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  5. Spoon some raspberry jam into a piping bag or a Ziploc bag and pipe the baseball stitches.
  6. Serve the dessert immediately.
Recipe by Itsy Bitsy Foodies at