Okay, I’m probably not supposed to admit it but this is one of the best things I’ve baked. It’s seriously dreamy! The brownie is so simple to make, with only a few store cupboard ingredients and it just tastes so good! And then when you combine that with all of the topping and the melted chocolate, oooh it’s good. We sat and ate some Monday evening and it was just really lovely to sit together and enjoy dessert, it’s definitely perfect for Valentine’s but you could totally get kids involved too!
Valentine's Loaded Chocolate Dip Brownie
- 145 g unsalted butter
- 250 g caster sugar
- 80 g cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 medium eggs
- 65 g plain flour
- 100 g chocolate chips
- 1 tub Betty Crocker chocolate frosting
- toppings to dip - strawberries, marshmallows, oreos, chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 165C. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper leaving an overhang on two opposite sides to help get the brownies out once cooked.
- Combine butter, sugar, cocoa powder in a saucepan and put on a very gentle heat. Slowly melt the butter, continue to stir and don’t let the mixture get too hot. You just need to melt the butter.. Don’t worry if it looks gritty; it will become smooth once you add the eggs and flour.
- Remove the pan from heat and set aside for 3 to 5 minutes to cool slightly. Stir in the vanilla with a spoon. Then add the eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each egg.
- When the batter looks thick, shiny, and well blended, add the flour and stir until fully incorporated, then beat with the wooden spoon. The batter will be thick but keep beating it for a good minute or so. Add the mix into your prepared pan.
- Bake the brownies for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted into the center and come out with a few moist crumbs. As a visual test, brownies are done when the edges will look dry and the middle still looks slightly underbaked.
- Leave to cool completely.
- Once cool, take a small pot, I used a love heart shaped one from Poundland And cut around the pot to leave a hole in the brownie.
- Spread chocolate frosting all over the brownie and top with your dip toppings. Add the small pot into the gap and fill with melted chocolate.
- Use the leftover pieces of brownie to dip too!
You can watch the Reel on how I made this right here!