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
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 ½ 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.


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