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A Treat for your Valentine

February 7, 2011
Here is something sweet & pink to make especially for your Valentine this February 🙂

fluffy pink frosting

sugar dusted pink cloud

a thin layer of pink

These brownies have just the perfect hint of raspberry goodness, sandwiched between 2 rich chocolate layers. The brownie recipe on its own is just as easy as any boxed mixed, but 1,000 times as delicious.

a layer of ganache

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Chocolate Raspberry Layer Brownies

Adapted from Marta’s Mint Layer Brownies

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) plus 6 TBS. butter, divided
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
3/4 cup cocoa
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 2/3 cups powdered sugar
1 TBS. plus 1 tsp. water
1 tsp. raspberry extract
2 drops red food color
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9×13 baking pan.

2. Place 1 cup (2 sticks) butter in large microwave-safe bowl; cover. Microwave for two minutes or until melted. Stir in granulated sugar and vanilla. Add eggs; beat well. Add cocoa, flour, and baking powder; beat until well blended. Pour batter into pan.

3. Bake 30-35 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

4. Prepare raspberry cream center by combining powdered sugar, 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, water, raspberry extract and food color. Beat until smooth. Spread evenly on brownie. Cover; refrigerate until cold.

5. Prepare chocolate glaze by placing remaining 6 TBS. butter and chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 1 minute or until mixture is smooth when stirred. Cool slightly; pour over chilled dessert. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Cover; refrigerate leftover dessert.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 9, 2011 2:34 am

    Hi- I just found your blog! Those brownies look fantastic and perfect for v-day 🙂 Love your Snowmaggedon post too…I live in southeastern IL and we got so much ice and snow- I lived in TX for the past 12 years and it was pretty much the shock of my life.

  2. February 15, 2011 10:31 pm

    Wow, what an awesome idea!! I need Valentine’s Day to happen again ASAP… 🙂

  3. February 27, 2011 3:46 am

    Such a great idea!

    PS. I am having a total Simply Kelly Anne moment right now, reading your blog and drinking your Aztec Elixir (which is *amazing*).

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