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Layered Heart Brownies

Layered Heart Shaped Brownies

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Kierste Wade | Old Salt Farm
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
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A fun and easy layered heart shaped brownie dessert that's perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, and to spread a little love.

Ingredients
 

  • Your favorite brownie mix or recipe, Link to my favorite recipe is in the notes below.
  • Round biscuit cutter
  • Heart cookie cutter, smaller than the round one

Buttercream Frosting

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2-4 Tablespoon half and half, or heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Dash salt
  • Red food coloring

Instructions

  • Make your favorite brownie mix or recipe and bake according to the temperature listed. To make the brownies thinner for stacking, bake them in a larger baking dish than the recipe calls for, and alter the baking time accordingly. Instead of an 8x8 pan that a brownie mix calls for, pour your brownie batter into a 9x13 prepared pan. If using a 9x13 pan and making brownies from scratch, use about 2/3 of the batter, and put the remaining brownie mixture in an 8x8. Remember to watch baking times closely...you don't want to over bake brownies. Use a toothpick to check the middle.Reduce baking time by about half, then watched them closely until they are done. Let them cool completely.
  • While the brownies are baking, make your frosting by beating the powdered sugar and softened butter together in a mixer or in a large bowl (using an electric mixer). Slowly add the half and half in until you have the right consistency--not too thick, and not too thin. Add the vanilla and salt, and beat well. I like to use salted butter, although many bakers use unsalted butter.  If you use salted butter, you just need a dash of salt. With unsalted butter you'll need a but more. Add as much food coloring as you want to achieve the right shade of pink.
  • Cool brownies completely, then use the round biscuit cutter to cut out as many hearts as possible. Remove them, and place them on a large platter or plate. In half of the circles, use the smaller heart cookie cutter to cut out a heart in the center of the circle. Remove the smaller hearts and set them aside. (You can frost them and serve them separately!)
  • Frost the full circle brownies, then place the brownies with the hearts cut out on top. Sprinkle with powdered sugar!

Notes

My favorite brownie recipe:  https://cafedelites.com/best-fudgy-cocoa-brownies/
Course :Dessert
Keyword :Brownies, chocolate dessert', valentine's day
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