Layered Brownie Heart Dessert


You'll love the chocolate-covered strawberry flavor of this decadent dessert as much as you'll "heart" the appearance. Try it as a Valentine's Day dessert or anniversary treat.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 cup butter

  • 6 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped

  • 2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 ½ cup fresh strawberries, hulled

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • ½ cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape 2 8-inch round foil pans* into heart shapes. Make sure the bottoms are level. Coat with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a large saucepan combine butter and chocolate. Heat over medium heat until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally. Remove and cool slightly. Stir in granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Stir in eggs until combined. Stir in flour and baking soda until combined. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Cool in pans on a wire rack.

  2. Puree 1 cup of the strawberries in a blender or food processor. Strain through a fine mesh sieve; discard seeds. In a large mixing bowl beat cream, powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla with a mixer on medium until stiff peaks form. Drizzle in puree; fold until combined.

  3. To assemble, remove brownies from pans. Place one layer on a serving platter. Spoon a small amount of the cream on top of brownie layer on platter. Slice 1 cup of the remaining strawberries and arrange over brownie layer on platter. Top with remaining brownie layer. Spread with remaining cream. Halve or slice remaining strawberries and arrange over brownie layers.

    Layered Brownie Heart Dessert
    Matthew Clark


Or bake two layers in 8x8x2-inch baking pans. Cut cooled brownies into heart shapes using a sharp knife.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

531 Calories
32g Fat
56g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 531
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 17.8mg 89%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 227mg 5%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 45.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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