Chocolates on Valentine’s you can’t go wrong. This is a simple cute idea for those that forget till its almost to late. These brownies are easy to make with ingredients you’re almost sure to have in your pantry. The rest is just easy Valentine’s touches to make it look like you remembered yesterday.
Equipment: small bowl with single whisk
Quantity: 1 – 9″ round and 1 – 8 x 8 is what I used.
Bake at 350 degrees till toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1 1/3 cup flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 sugar
- 2 coconut
Cream together eggs, sugar and butter. Add vanilla and salt. Mix again then add the flour and cocoa. Mix till well blended and blend in cocoa. Now by well greasing and the flouting a spring form pan when it bakes the cake will rise and then fall in the middle allowing it o be filled as the round cake shows. For the single desserts just bake in a greased pan and will settle right across the pan.
- 1 cup whipping cream 1/2 cup icing sugar. 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 cup berries of choice that have been soaked in 1/4 cup cherry liqueur for half hour
Cake Assembly: With a fork poke holes into to of cooled round cake that has been removed from pan. Drain the berries. Take the reserved juice and slowly pour juice over brownies so it soaks in. Place whipped cream over. If like cut a heart from the other cake and set in. Place the booze berries around the heart and GARNISH the heart with the last bit of whipped cream and a few berries.
Individual Dessert Assembly: cut up remaining cake into small pieces. Place a scoop of ice cream in dish top with about 4 or 5 cubes of the brownies, some cherry pie filling, do it again and then top with a bit of white chocolate. To make the hearts…melt a bit of sugar in sauce pan and with a spoon drizzle into a heart shape and let cool. Stick on top. VIOLA !!
A couple quick easy ideas that take no time but look special… I love this brownie recipe got way back in elementary school when we made recipe book for our parents and still my go to brownie recipe. Most times just simple make in 8 x 13. Cut when warm and dust with icing sugar. Thanks to schooldays class mate Mark Prokosch for the recipe.