Fudgy Brownies Recipe For Two (with Blood Orange Buttercream!)

These fudgy brownies are JUST what you need to make your V-day special.
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner already! Therefore, I thought it only appropriate to share something extra sweet and special with you today. What’s more special than the ultimate fudgy brownie crowned with millennial pink buttercream? How about brownies perfectly portioned for two?! Yep, these fudgy brownies for two with blood orange buttercream are just the ticket to make your Valentine’s Day special.

Fudgy Brownies For Two with Blood Orange Buttercream for Valentine's Day, date night, or girl's night. #brownies #bloodorange #dessert #dessertfortwo #datenight #girlsnight #valentinesday

These fudgy brownies are perfectly chewy and dense and so rich and dark chocolatey. The blood orange buttercream is tart, bright, and the most perfect compliment to the rich brownie. Seriously, just so yum. And I mean how gorgeous is that soft pink color from the blood oranges? Obsessed.

Fudgy Brownies For Two with Blood Orange Buttercream for Valentine's Day, date night, or girl's night. #brownies #bloodorange #dessert #dessertfortwo #datenight #girlsnight #valentinesday
Fudgy Brownies For Two with Blood Orange Buttercream for Valentine's Day, date night, or girl's night. #brownies #bloodorange #dessert #dessertfortwo #datenight #girlsnight #valentinesday

Fudgy Brownies Recipe For Two (with Blood Orange Buttercream!)

These fudgy brownies for two with blood orange buttercream are just the ticket to make your Valentine’s Day special.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 760 kcal

Ingredients
  

BROWNIES:

  • 2 T unsalted butter plus more for buttering ramekins, room temperature
  • 1 oz dark chocolate roughly chopped
  • 2 T avocado oil (or other neutral flavored oil)
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 t instant espresso powder
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 3 T dutch processed unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 T all purpose flour plus more for dusting ramekins
  • 1/4 t salt

BLOOD ORANGE BUTTERCREAM

  • 3 T unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 2 T blood orange juice
  • 1 t blood orange zest
  • pinch of salt

TO GARNISH:

  • powdered sugar for dusting
  • blood orange slices

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter and flour the bottom and sides of two 3 or 4 inch in diameter ramekins and set aside. In a small bowl set over a small saucepan filled with a few inches of water (bottom of bowl should rest on top of pot without touching the water), melt the chopped chocolate and butter over medium heat. Then, set aside to cool slightly while we whisk together the dry ingredients.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt and set aside. Add the avocado oil, sugar, vanilla extract, and espresso powder to the butter and melted chocolate mixture and whisk gently to combine. Next, add in the egg and whisk again to combine, being careful not to whip too much air into the mixture. After that, add in the dry ingredients and use a rubber spatula to fold in gently to combine.  
  • Divide batter evenly between the two ramekins, smoothing out the top with the back of a spoon. Bake for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs clinging to it. If the toothpick comes out completely coated in batter, continue to bake for another 5 minutes or so and test again. You don’t want the toothpick to come out completely clean, though, because that means your brownies are overcooked. Allow to cool while you make the buttercream.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and powdered sugar together until smooth. Add in the blood orange juice, zest, and salt and mix again until well combined. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a rose tip and pipe little concentric circles to create roses on the brownies. Dust with a little powdered sugar if you’d like and add a slice of blood orange on top. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 760kcalCarbohydrates: 135gProtein: 7gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 332mgPotassium: 327mgFiber: 5gSugar: 55gVitamin A: 1043IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 4mg
Keyword brownies, chocolate, dessert recipe, easy recipe, holiday dessert, orange chocolate, valentines day
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Fudgy Brownies For Two with Blood Orange Buttercream for Valentine's Day, date night, or girl's night. #brownies #bloodorange #dessert #dessertfortwo #datenight #girlsnight #valentinesday

Honestly, is there anything better than cooking to express your love for someone? This year, make these for any valentine in your life. Whether that’s your BFF, significant other, your mom, or sister… whoever you make these delicious fudgy brownies for will know you love them lots. Happy Heart’s Day, friends… I hope it’s sweet!

Fudgy Brownies For Two with Blood Orange Buttercream for Valentine's Day, date night, or girl's night. #brownies #bloodorange #dessert #dessertfortwo #datenight #girlsnight #valentinesday

So, what do you think? Are you a fan of homemade treats on V-Day? Whatever you prefer, we hope that your Valentine’s Day is filled with love! (and chocolate!!)

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Photography, styling, and recipe by Taylor Harbin of All Purpose Flour Child for Jojotastic.

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