American Classics: Easy Frosted Valentine's Brownies

American Classics

Lost classic desserts from our wide and varied past.

[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

It's Valentine's Day! Still looking for sweets for your sweet? These super easy frosted brownies are fun to make and more fun to eat. Take your favorite brownies, cut out heart shapes, frost with a simple tinted buttercream, and enjoy.

And the best part? For edge lovers like me, there's no waste, only tasty extra edge nibbles for snacking. Or if you want to win extra points with your sweetie, top the scraps with scoops of ice cream and your favorite sundae toppings to make a second dessert course.