Heart Brownies from Flower Cake Pan

by ilene on February 17, 2012 · 13 comments

in baking, holidays, recipes, tutorial, valentines day


I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day!  Jeff frequently has to work late unexpectantly, and that was the case for this past Tuesday, so we are celebrating tonight instead.  He’s making his special Valentine’s filet mignon (this will be the 5th year in a row!) and I made some homemade froyo. Hooray for dinner with the hubs!!

Remember this flower-shaped silicone cake pan that I got from Muji in Japan?

I baked Jeff some brownies in it and realized if I cut up the brownies in 6 equal parts, they make cute hearts!!!

My favorite brownie recipe is this one from Allrecipes.com.  I was so happy when I found this recipe because its super easy, almost as easy as using pre-made brownie mix. I like my brownies chewy around the edges and a little gooey in the middle and this is my favorite recipe. (Recipe copied and pasted at the bottom of this post.)

Aren’t the hearts so cute?

I also had some left over brownie batter so I filled up some of the mini silicone heart cups I got in Japan, too:

chocolate+ hearts+ dessert= happy tummy!!

Don’t forget to enter the $50 gift certificate to Haute Republic!!

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MMM Brownies Recipe from Allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease an 8×8 inch square pan.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, butter and water. Cook over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the chocolate mixture. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until brownies set up. Do not overbake! Cool in pan and cut into squares.

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1 Kimberly February 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

These look delicious! Also, I saw a post on Design*Sponge I thought you would appreciate because you love butterflies! http://www.designsponge.com/2012/02/camberwell-beauty.html

I love that paper! Alas, I’m a renter. Maybe one day later though.

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2 ilene February 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm

oh wow! i DO love butterflies and that wallpaper is gorgeous!! we are renting, too, but i’m going to bookmark it! thanks for sharing!

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3 Natty February 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

I wish u lived on my street.

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4 Lisa Johnson February 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

To you like those cooking pans.he hearts are cute. The little ones make brownie bite. How do you like those cooking pan?

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5 frugalfeeding February 17, 2012 at 4:32 pm

This looks amazing – the way you have shaped these is simply genius! I need to get myself a flower pan :D

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6 Gigi February 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

update: yesterday I made brownies for my family by following your allrecipes recipe. thanks! they are delicious and moist. :D I wonder if brown sugar would make it more aromatic?

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7 ilene February 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm

I ended up making the brownies last night again, too!! They were a hit at lunch today!

- ilene :)

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8 Tracie March 15, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Thanks for the recipe! I made it with mint chips added and they came out great. I referenced you in my post: http://ediblelove.blogspot.com/2012/03/brownies.html
=)

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