Frosted Valentine's brownies recipe

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  • Serves 12
  • 15 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook, 15 mins to cool
  • 480 calories / serving


  • 250g unsalted butter, chopped, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 400g (13oz) caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 185g plain flour, sifted

For the frosting

  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 125g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tbsp milk

For the drizzle (optional):

  • 50g white chocolate

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    24g 34%
  • Saturates

    13g 67%
  • Sugars

    51g 57%
  • Salt

    0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 64.1g Protein 5.3g Fibre 2.2g


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 3, 170ºC, fan 150ºC. Grease a deep 23cm (9in) square cake tin and line with nonstick baking paper.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat, add the sugar, eggs and vanilla and stir until combined. Add the flour and a pinch of salt and mix until combined.
  3. Pour into the tin and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven, then cool in the tin. Invert onto a board and remove the baking paper.
  4. To make the frosting, mix the butter, icing sugar, and milk in the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes or until creamy and smooth. Spread the frosting evenly over the brownie.
  5. Using a heart-shaped cutter, press out hearts from the brownie. Use a peeler to shave the white chocolate into curls and sprinkle over the hearts.

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