Brownie Heart Cake

Brownie Heart Cake

This cake is perfect for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. The adorable brownie cake is a delicious and romantic dessert to share with a loved one. This is also great to make for a kids Valentine's Day party.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup toasted chopped almonds
  • 1/4 pound white chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Grease 5 cup heart shaped pan; dust with unsweetened cocoa powder and set aside.
     
  2. In bowl, blend together brown sugar, butter and vanilla; add eggs, one at a time, beating well with wooden spoon after each addition.
     
  3. Sift together flour, cocoa and salt; add all at once to creamed mixture, mixing just until blended. Stir in nuts; spread in prepared pan. Loosely cover tip of heart with foil to prevent from drying out.
     
  4. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until just barely firm to the touch. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes; turn out onto rack and let cool completely.
     
  5. On top of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water, melt white chocolate with butter. (Alternatively, in microwaveable dish, microwave at Medium/50% for 1 to 2 minutes or until softened.) Remove from heat and let cool slightly; stir in sour cream until smooth and blended.
     
  6. Refrigerate for 10 minutes; spread smoothly over sides then top of cooled cake. Sprinkle cocoa in attractive pattern on top of cake. Arrange almonds around top edge.

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