Thursday, December 8, 2011

One Bowl Brownies with Almond-Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Want to hear how big of a dummy I am?

Kellen and I recently had our two year anniversary, so I thought I'd make him something sweet. My plan was to make a layered heart brownie cake. You might be wondering why the brownie in the picture is only one layer.

Let me tell you what you should probably never do.

You should probably never use plastic cookie cutters as molds in a 350 degree oven.

They might melt.

Just one of my many kitchen failures.  It happens!

Luckily, part of it was salvaged and the brownies are not faulty like their baker.  The recipe is actually one of my favorite brownie recipes out there.  They're almost fudge-like, but still a bit crunchy.  And it only takes one bowl to make them.  Perfection if you ask me.

Please share your kitchen disaster stories so I don't feel alone. 

One Bowl Brownies with Almond-Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Recipe from: All Recipes


  • 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Microwave chocolate and butter or margarine in large bowl at high for 2 minutes or until butter or margarine is melted.
  3. Stir until chocolate is melted. Stir in sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour.
  4. Spread in greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake for 35 minutes (do not overbake).
  5. Frost with this frosting.


  1. Please don't feel bad haha...once when I made cookies I put a piece of what I thought was parchment paper below them on the pan.   "What's this white stuff?" my Granny asked after she had taken a few bites.  Uh...  Turns out it was wax paper! Story of my life.

  2. These looks amazing! I've done the same thing and out plastic moulds in the oven - it didn't end well!

  3. Congratulations on your two years! These aren't faulty (and neither are you :p) I think they turned out rather well and I might steal this recipe to bake for my boyfriend on Valentines :D

  4. thanks so much! we appreciate it. :)
    hehe thank you.. that makes me feel better!

  5. thank you helena! you don't know how much better that makes me feel!

  6. thanks courtney... hahaha i've totally done that, too, so you shouldn't feel bad either!

  7. I love how you cut this into the shape of a heart.  That is so adorable. 
    Congrats on your anniversary- so cute!!!!!!

    Don't worry; I think I have a kitchen failure at least once a week. And always when I'm supposed to be somewhere or bring something!

  8. that frosting looks insane!
    i think there is enough space for me to discuss all of my kitchen disasters :)


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