Sis Puella Magica! Brownies and Tea

Snacks are a crucial part of hosting friends over for a movie marathon. Since Mami of Puella Magi Madoka Magica always had tea and cake, I made brownies out of cake mix and brewed tea that sparkles.

The Food

Since I moved back home, I have not too much space for all my baking materials and have a kitchen that’s far too small to be able to splay them out and still have space to mix things. That’s where Bob’s Red Mill comes in with his chocolate cake mix, which is useful, especially if you’re gluten-free.

So...much...cocoa...and chocolate!

So…much…cocoa…and chocolate!

Using some instructions from Cookies and Cups, I transformed this cake mix into brownies with a few adjustments, making the full recipes as follows:

Cake Mix Brownies
Makes 1 brownie if you believe in yourself
Makes 12 if you use a knife and portion them out

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbspn of Forever Nuts tea by David’s Tea
  • 1/2 bag of Bob’s Red Mill Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3.5 oz. of Trader Joe’s 85% Dark Chocolate (1 package)
  1. Boil almond milk
  2. Steep tea in almond milk
  3. Wait to be lukewarm
  4. Crumble dark chocolate without opening the silver packets
  5. Mix the cake mix, olive oil, chocolate and egg
  6. Add steeped tea
  7. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes
  8. Wait to cool
  9. Cut into squares (feel free to skip this step)
  10. Flip baking dish onto serving platter
  11. Enjoy

The brownies came out delicious, though not as fudgy as expected. Yet, the excess chocolate added a level of creaminess and decreased how cake-y the brownies were. The only downside was all the dark chocolate that had hardened onto the serving platter, which isn’t really an issue at all.

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Pre-cut brownie mass of deliciousness.

The Drink

Because of pretty transformation sequences, magical spells, and how well the earthiness of this tea pairs with chocolate, I decided to go with Glitter and Gold from David’s Tea. Cloves and vanilla are appropriate flavors for the holiday season, which is slowly upon us.

One of my favorite teas, actually.

One of my favorite teas, actually.

The Clothes

An important part of enjoying films with friends is comfort. I skipped pants that day and went with leggings and wore a giant sweater for warmth and coziness. It also mimics the white coat of Kyubey from the series, I guess that would be the extent of my tie-in.

Sweater: Kensie, leggings: Lululemon, boots: Dolce Vita, hat: Urban Outfitters

Sweater: Kensie, leggings: Lululemon, boots: Dolce Vita, hat: Urban Outfitters

Keep it yummy,

Jo

P.S.: Featured image is not mine. Credit goes to wataame27

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