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Ideas for National Brownie Day From Your Rochester Apartment

This month, the 501 on 1st Blog is bringing residents ways to celebrate National Brownie Day on December 7th. Try one of these brownie recipes at your apartment, or check out local Rochester, MN bakeries like Daube’s Cakes and Bakery and Gingerbread House Bakery. Read on to learn more about these in today’s blog post.

Make Brownies at Home

Super Fudgy Brownies from The First Year

Super fudgy brownies pair perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. These super fudgy brownies can be made with all-purpose flour, salt, unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened baking chocolate, butter, sugar, vanilla, and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed S’mores Brownies from Melanie Makes

Clearly peanut butter and chocolate is one of the most iconic duos of the dessert world, and this recipe makes the most of that fact by amping up your s’mores game by a few delectable degrees. This takes a bit longer to prepare because you’ll make a graham cracker crust and brownies as you put this concoction together. But it’s definitely worth it! Invest an hour in making this and then share the fruits of your success with your friends or neighbors for a treat that will wow anyone.


Triple Dark Chocolate Truffle Brownies from Sprinkle Some Sugar

Had a bad day at work? Destress with a pan of triple dark chocolate truffle brownies. These fudgy brownies are loaded with chocolate. You use regular cocoa powder, dark cocoa powder, Oreos, and chocolate chips to make this treat. It’s also loaded with a lot of butter (and not very much flour) making for the fudgiest brownies we’ve ever tried. Remember to have these brownies with a scoop of ice cream or a tall glass of milk.

Local Bakeries

Daube’s Cakes and Bakery

Besides brownies, check out Daube’s for other baked goods. They are of course most famous for their carrot cake, complete with cream cheese frosting, and they bake from scratch, too, with over a dozen different cakes. Tarts, tortes, pies, cheesecakes, and more round out the bakeries offerings. Shoppers can simply drop in and pick up baked goods, or order ahead for a special occasion. Daube’s Cakes and Bakery is about 8 minutes from 501 on 1st.

Gingerbread House Bakery

“Baking has been in the Fish family for four generations. Our bakery has served Rochester and the Rochester area for over 58 years and we are proud to serve you.” Gingerbread House Bakery is about 6 minutes from 501 on 1st.


Thanks for reading our blog post this month! We want to wish everyone in our apartment community happy holidays! We’ll be back next year with more DIY ideas, apartment living topics, and holiday tips. Thanks for coming along with us this year.