Hope you are having a great weekend!! We had some good friends over for dinner tonight so in honor of Valentine’s Day coming up later this week, I made these heart brownies for dessert. I blogged about this exact same thing a couple years ago but its so easy and yummy, I had to share this recipe again. I used this silicone flower cake pan I got from one of my favorite Asian stores Muji when we were traveling in Japan:
I checked the Muji website and unfortunately, they don’t sell this pan online in the States, BUT I found these other cake pan options that I think would work out equally well. Check out this flower pan from Wilton and this cheaper one from Sweet. Just make sure to grease and flour the pan before you pour in the brownie batter so that it will be easy to remove from the pan later. Also, another tip is to make sure that the brownie cools completely before you cut into it to keep it from falling apart.
As for the actual brownie, this is my “go to” brownie recipe. I like my brownies a little fudgey and gooey with chewy edges and this recipe achieves that perfect combo. (It makes it a little difficult to cut apart and hold its shape because its crumbly.) It’s a real crowd pleaser though and people always ask for me for the recipe whenever I make it. Its SUPER easy to make. It takes about 10 minutes to whip up before you pop it in the oven and I usually have all the ingredients in my pantry already.
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease an 8×8 inch square pan or a flower cake pan of similar size
- 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.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until brownies set up. Let cool in pan before cutting and serving.