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Supernatural Brownies w/ Cream Cheese Icing- Dark Choc. Drizzle & Caramelized Sugar Heart…Happy V-Day <3


The Final Product

This is a decadent- fudge like brownie with a less sweet cream cheese icing.

Although there are a few steps to this dessert…it is well worth the time! I have received fab reviews for this Valentine’s Day Treat! I hope you enjoy!  (Brownie recipe: From Simple Cookies to Extravagant Showstoppers, by Nick Malgieri.)

Let’s get started….

Start by pulling your list of ingredients:

  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter (cut into tablespoon size)
  • 8 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, cut into 1/4-inch pieces (Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet is the best)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan, buttered and lined with buttered parchment (spray works just fine)
  • Set a rack at the middle level of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
  • One heat safe bowl with small/med. sauce pan (to make a double boiler)

Start by pulling together your heat proof bowl and sauce pan with about 2in. of water…put on burner med/high heat.

Add butter and chopped chocolate stir as it melts…turn down heat.

Whisk eggs together in a large bowl, then whisk in salt, sugars, and vanilla.
Stir in chocolate and butter mixture to the sugar egg mixture…
After chocolate butter mixture is mixed into the butter mixture…fold in flour with a spatula (do not over mix)
Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for about 45 minutes, until top has formed a shiny crust and batter is moderately firm. Cool in pan on a rack.
Cool brownies and refrigerate until firm…then take you favorite heart-shaped cookie cutter and start cutting (Please note that these are rich…stick to a smaller shaped cutter).
Let’s start the icing….

Start by pulling your list of ingredients:

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter (room temp.)
  • 2 t. Vanilla
  • 1- 8oz. block of cream cheese
  • 2+ cups of powdered sugar (you will add to taste preference)

Beat together butter and cream cheese until smooth…then add vanilla and powdered sugar slowly

Ice heart-shaped chilled brownie with the cream cheese icing (chill icing for 30min. for easier application). Drizzle with melted dark chocolate and added a Caramelized sugar heart for an added accent. Serve chilled and ENJOY!