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Heart Shaped Brownies with White Chocolate Frosting

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Heart-Shaped Brownies with White Chocolate Frosting are the perfect Valentine’s Day brownies. If you are looking for a rich festive treat to help you celebrate the holiday of love then this is the recipe for you.

Valentines day themed brownies with white chocolate frosting topped with sprinkles.

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No matter if you have an upcoming holiday party or you just want to make a special dessert for your family, this is the recipe for you. You can make heart-shaped Valentine brownies easily at home with ease.

Valentine’s Day desserts should be fun and easy. Why spend hours in the kitchen when you don’t have to? That is why these heart-shaped brownies with white chocolate frosting are just what you need for quick and easy homemade brownies that taste great.

This Heart-Shaped Brownies with White Chocolate Frosting Is…

  • Delicious – They’re rich and decadent and they only take minutes to mix together!
  • Easy to Customize – You can make them look as gourmet or as simple as you want!
  • Perfect for Valentine’s Day – They’re great for kids and adults alike! Kids can decorate their own Valentine’s Brownies.
  • Easy to Make – Ready in under an hour, you can serve these quickly at your next gathering or party.

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies recipe.

Ingredients For Heart Shaped Brownies

Ingredients for heart shaped brownies including white chocolate, freshly brewed coffee, and expresso ground on a countertop.
  • Unsalted sweet cream butter softened: This ingredient adds a creamy and rich texture to your recipe, ensuring that your baked goods are moist and luscious. Remember to soften it before use to blend easily with other ingredients.
  • Sugar: The sweetener in our recipe, sugar does more than just sweeten. It also contributes to the browning and moistness of your baked treats.
  • Brown sugar: Packed with molasses, brown sugar imparts a rich, caramel-like flavor and moistness to your baked goods.
  • Large eggs: Eggs act as the binder in your recipe, aiding in the structure and lift of your baked goods.
  • Fresh brewed, cooled coffee: Adding an unexpected depth of flavor, coffee intensifies the taste of the chocolate in your treats.
  • Vanilla extract: A must-have in baking, vanilla extract enhances the flavors of other ingredients and adds a lovely aroma.
  • Hershey Cocoa powder: This gives your baked goods a deep chocolate flavor and color, making them irresistible.
  • Instant espresso grounds: Just like coffee, espresso grounds enrich and deepen the chocolate taste in your recipe.
  • Flour: The structure-builder in your recipe, flour gives your baked goods their form and texture.
  • Cornstarch: Cornstarch is used to soften the harsh proteins in flour, resulting in a tender and soft baked good.
  • Baking powder: This leavening agent helps your baked goods rise, making them light and fluffy.

White Chocolate Frosting

  • Unsalted sweet cream butter softened: Just like in the base recipe, this ingredient ensures your frosting is creamy and smooth.
  • White chocolate melted and cooled: The star of your frosting, white chocolate brings an irresistible sweetness and creamy texture.
  • Powdered sugar: Powdered sugar not only sweetens your frosting but also helps it achieve a light and fluffy consistency.
  • Pure vanilla extract: Complementing the white chocolate, vanilla extract enhances the flavor of your frosting.
  • Valentine’s Day sprinkles: These fun and festive additions bring a pop of color and a bit of crunch to your frosted treats.

Substitutions and Variations

  • You can frost these brownies with chocolate frosting by using semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips instead of white chocolate.
  • The coffee gives these brownies a rich taste; however, if you do not have coffee, you can leave it out of this homemade recipe.
  • The cornstarch gives these brownies a light and airy texture.
  • If you do not have espresso powder, use regular instant coffee instead.

How To Make Heart-Shaped Brownies

  • Set oven to 350℉  degrees. Spray a 12×19 cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Place parchment paper on the sprayed cookie sheet.
  • Mix butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, coffee, and vanilla in a large bowl until fluffy.
  • Combine dry ingredients: cocoa, espresso grounds, flour, cornstarch, and baking powder in a separate bowl.
  • Add the dry mix to the wet mix gradually. Blend well.
  • Spread the brownie batter on the baking sheet with a rubber spatula.
  • Bake for 22-26 minutes. Check with a toothpick; it should come out clean.
  • Let the brownies cool completely to room temperature.
Collage of assembling Heart Shaped Brownies.
  • Cut 12 brownie hearts with a heart cookie cutter. Place them on a wire rack. Whip butter and vanilla till light. Add melted white chocolate. (Photo 1)
  • Gradually incorporate powdered sugar into the mix.
  • Transfer the icing to a disposable bag. Cut off the tip. Outline the brownies with frosting. (Photo 2)
Collage of decorating Heart Shaped Brownies.

Fill the rest with frosting. Smooth using a spatula. Top with Valentine’s Day sprinkles. (Photos 3 & 4)

Heart Shaped Brownies with frosting and sprinkles.

Expert Tips 

  • Size and shape: Using any other shape cookie cutter will create a different look. If you want small brownies, use a 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter instead of a 4-inch cutter.
  • Baking pan: If you are using a 9×13 baking pan, then you will find that these brownies are much thicker; however, you will not be able to get 12 out of the pan.
  • Baking Duration: Always keep an eye on your brownies during the final minutes of baking. Overbaking can dry out your brownies, while underbaking can make them too gooey.
  • Ingredients Quality: Use high-quality ingredients, especially when it comes to the chocolate and cocoa powder. The quality of these ingredients can significantly affect the flavor of your brownies.
  • Mixing the Batter: Avoid overmixing the batter once you have added the flour. Overmixing can result in tougher brownies.
  • Cutting the Brownies: Allow the brownie slab to cool completely before cutting into shapes. This ensures clean lines and prevents crumbling.
  • Frosting Tips: First, for a neatly iced brownie, outline the shape with a thin line of frosting before filling it in. This will give you a crisp, professional finish.

Storing Tips 

Store the brownies in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

What To Serve With Heart-Shaped Brownies

Heart Brownies are a decadent and festive treat that pairs perfectly with a variety of beverages and other desserts. A classic choice is to serve them with a chilled glass of milk or a warm mug of coffee, both of which complement the rich chocolate flavor

For a more indulgent experience, pair these brownies with a scoop of vanilla or raspberry ice cream. The cool, creamy texture of the ice cream serves as a delightful contrast to the dense, fudgy brownie. 

If you’re serving these brownies at a party, consider offering a selection of flavored whipped creams, such as mint or strawberry, for guests to dollop on their dessert. Finally, a sparkling raspberry or cherry soda can add a fun, festive touch to your dessert spread.

Six brownies that are shaped into hearts sitting on a black cloth.

Recipe FAQs

Can I freeze these Heart Shaped Brownies?

Absolutely! To freeze these brownies, ensure they are thoroughly cooled. Then, place them on a baking tray and freeze until solid. Once solid, transfer the brownies into a ziplock freezer bag. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy them, allow the brownies to thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Can I use a different type of sugar in this recipe?

Yes, you can. However, each type of sugar can yield a different result. If you use granulated sugar instead of brown sugar, your brownies might be less moist and flavorful. On the other hand, using dark brown sugar can give your brownies a deeper, molasses-like flavor.

Can I make these brownies gluten-free?

Yes, you can substitute the regular flour with an equal amount of a gluten-free flour blend. Just make sure that the blend you’re using is meant for baking, as some blends may alter the texture of the brownies.

What if I don’t have a cookie cutter?

You can still make these brownies if you don’t have a cookie cutter. Instead of cutting out a heart shape, just cut the brownies into squares or rectangles as usual. They will still taste just as delicious!

Can I use a different brownie mix?

Of course! If time is short, you can use your favorite brownie recipe or a boxed brownie mix.

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Heart Shaped Brownies with White Chocolate Frosting and sprinkles on top.
5 from 7 votes

Heart Shaped Brownies with White Chocolate Frosting


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Yields 12 Cupcakes
Heart-Shaped Brownies with White Chocolate Frosting are quick and easy homemade desserts that you can make for Valentine's day.

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ cups (340 ½ g) unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 cups (400 g) sugar
  • 1 ⅓ cups (293 ⅓ g) brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp fresh brewed cooled coffee
  • 4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups (129 g) Hershey Cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp instant espresso grounds
  • 1 ½ cups (187 ½ g) flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder

White Chocolate Frosting

Instructions

  • Set oven to 350℉ degrees. Spray a 12×19 cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Place parchment paper on the sprayed cookie sheet.
  • Mix butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, coffee, and vanilla in a large bowl until fluffy.
    1 1/2 cups unsalted sweet cream butter,2 cups sugar,1 ⅓ cups brown sugar,4 large eggs,6 tbsp fresh brewed cooled coffee,4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Combine dry ingredients: cocoa, espresso grounds, flour, cornstarch, and baking powder in a separate bowl.
    1 ½ cups Hershey Cocoa powder,2 tsp instant espresso grounds,1 ½ cups flour,2 tbsp cornstarch,1 tsp baking powder
  • Add the dry mix to the wet mix gradually. Blend well.
  • Spread the brownie batter on the baking sheet with a rubber spatula.
  • Bake for 22-26 minutes. Check with a toothpick; it should come out clean.
  • Let the brownies cool completely to room temperature.
  • Cut 12 brownie hearts with a heart cookie cutter. Place them on a wire rack. Whip butter and vanilla till light. Add melted white chocolate.
    1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter,12 oz white chocolate,1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Gradually incorporate powdered sugar into the mix.
    1 cup powdered sugar
  • Transfer the icing to a disposable bag. Cut off the tip. Outline the brownies with frosting.
  • Fill the rest with frosting. Smooth using a spatula. Top with Valentine’s Day sprinkles.
    2 cups Valentine’s Day sprinkles

Notes

  • Size and shape: Using any other shape cookie cutter will create a different look. If you want small brownies use a 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter instead of a 4-inch cutter.
  • Baking pan: If you are using a 9×13 baking pan, then you will find that these brownies are much thicker, however, you will not be able to get 12 out of the pan.
  • Baking Duration: Always keep an eye on your brownies during the final minutes of baking. Overbaking can dry out your brownies, while underbaking can make them too gooey.
  • Ingredients Quality: Use high-quality ingredients, especially when it comes to the chocolate and cocoa powder. The quality of these ingredients can significantly affect the flavor of your brownies.
  • Mixing the Batter: Avoid overmixing the batter once you have added the flour. Overmixing can result in tougher brownies.
  • Cutting the Brownies: Allow the brownie slab to cool completely before cutting into shapes. This ensures clean lines and prevents crumbling.
  • Frosting Tips: For a neatly iced brownie, first outline the shape with a thin line of frosting before filling it in. This will give you a crisp, professional finish.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Brownie Calories: 979kcal (49%) Carbohydrates: 129g (43%) Protein: 8g (16%) Fat: 52g (80%) Saturated Fat: 32g (200%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 162mg (54%) Sodium: 97mg (4%) Potassium: 339mg (10%) Fiber: 4g (17%) Sugar: 108g (120%) Vitamin A: 1270IU (25%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 133mg (13%) Iron: 3mg (17%)

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These will be so cute to make! I love brownies and cant wait to bake these. Running to the grocery store for the ingredients soon!

  2. 5 stars
    Love this Heart-Shaped Brownies recipe, looks so delicious, perfect to make it in family with the kiddos. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Your heart-shaped brownies were a delightful treat! The balance between the rich, chocolatey base and the creamy frosting was spot on, making each bite a perfect blend of flavors. I appreciated the creative twist of the heart shape, adding a fun and loving touch to the dessert. It’s clear that a lot of thought and skill went into this recipe, and it certainly paid off in taste and presentation.

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