Mondays We Cook: Brownie Hearts with Raspberry Buttercream

February 9, 2015
Valentine's Brownie Hearts with Raspberry Buttercream

Happy Monday, sweeties! Today's recipe is going to get you on the mood for Valentine's Day. These heart shaped sandwiches are really fun and easy to make.
I was looking for Valentine's recipes through my Pinterest the other day when I stumbled upon this cute dessert. I decided I had to make it and oh boy was it a good idea! It's not only a joy to behold but also so flavorful you won't be able to eat only one.

Valentine's Brownie Hearts with Raspberry Buttercream

Without further ado, here's the recipe.

Ingredients

Brownies: 
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • powdered sugar, to sprinkle on the finished brownie hearts
Raspberry buttercream:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 12 oz. raspberries
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3-1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 to 2 T. milk, if needed to thin out the frosting
Makes about 6 large  or 20 small brownie heart sandwiches
 
Valentine's Brownie Hearts with Raspberry Buttercream
 
Preparation
 
Brownies

Preheat oven to 325°FStir the butter and chocolate in a large heavy saucepan over very low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and whisk in the sugar, and then the eggs, 1 at a time. Whisk in espresso powder, vanilla, and salt. Then sift the flour over the chocolate mixture and stir to blend well. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
Bake brownies until slightly puffed and dry-looking about 20 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on rack.
 
Raspberry buttercream
Cook the raspberries in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently until the raspberries are broken down into a sauce. Pour the sauce through a strainer to remove the seeds, and then pour the raspberry sauce back in the pot. Simmer until the sauce reduces to a 1/4 cup. Set aside to cool. With a mixer, cream the butter with a paddle attachment on medium high speed about 2 minutes, until lightened in color and a bit fluffy. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar, the 1/4 cup of cooled raspberry sauce, lemon juice, and salt. Mix until smooth. Add another 1-1/2 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth. If you want the frosting less stiff, add some milk. Fit a pastry bag with a medium-large round tip and fill with fresh raspberry buttercream.
 
Press heart-shaped cookie cutters firmly into the cooled brownie. With the pastry bag filled with fresh raspberry buttercream, pipe a line of frosting around the inside edge of one of the brownie hearts. Then fill in the inside of the line with frosting, too. Top with another brownie heart, very gently pressing down to make a sandwich. To finish off, sprinkle the brownie hearts with powdered sugar.
 
Adapted from A Farmgirl's Dabbles
 
Cristina xo
 
Valentine's Brownie Hearts with Raspberry Buttercream
 

20 comments

  1. These look so good!! I really want to get some fun cookie cutters so I can do something as cute as this!! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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  2. Yummmmm this looks so amazing and I don't think they could be any cuter!!

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  3. This looks sooooo good! I really want to try this out! :)
    xx
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  4. These look so delish! Love how you shaped them into hearts, makes me want to get some cookie cutters.

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  5. Yum! This is totally perfect for Valentine's Day!

    Amy Ann
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  6. Love brownies!!!
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  7. Yummy, those looks so good! Great recipe, thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Oh wow these look amazing!! Thanks for stopping by:)
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  9. Whoaaaaa!!! That looks absolutely delicious!!! I am sooo drooling over just looking at them!! Haha!! Will definitely be trying this recipe out :)

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  10. I want to taste these!! They look soo delicious :)
    Thats a very amazing idea!!

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  11. Those brownies are too cute. I love how you're so creative and wish I had the patience to cook and make such sweet things!

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  12. OMG, this is sooo cute! I love it :)

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  13. This is such an adorable idea! I love how Valentine's Day brings out the creativeness in people :)

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  14. This is so lovely , I love your post so much !
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  15. Wow these look sooo delicious and perfect for valentines day! :)

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  16. Super yummy and lovely!

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  17. Lovely post darling! have an amazing sunday!
    xo
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