Persian Love Brownies (Chocolate Brownies with Rose, Pistachio Frosting)

Persian Love Brownies: chocolate brownie with rose, pistachio and cardamom cream cheese frosting is exotic, delicious and a dessert fit to sweep you/your loved one off the feet.

Persian Love Brownies Move over Red Velvet Brownies, as these Persian Love Brownies are here to Rule your Heart & Soul!

Oh the gorgeousness itself is so alluring that the first thought always in our mind is ‘Are you sure you want to cut it’?

The delicate flavors of rosewater and cardamom give the cream cheese frosting such a divine taste, that it just makes you want to eat more and more of it.

valentines love brownies

First thing First, Why Persian Love Brownies?

Because it’s a mix of both (Bae + Me) of our favorite dishes and flavors.

He loves brownies (more than cakes) and I love a mix of rose, cardamom, pistachio…so this just had to be.

Now, I could have added the rose, pistachio, and cardamom to the brownies BUT adding it to our cream cheese frosting takes this cake to another layer of DELICIOUSNESS !!

Also, what’s better than Chocolate + Roses on a Valentines Day? Red Wine (Seriously, this combination and you have achieved Perfection)

And I would have not thought of any other Red Wine than our Fav  C.K Mondavi and Family “Red Blends”

In their own words: 

The Red Blend is “an expression of five red varieties capturing the best of each vintage”. It has :

The backbone of Cabernet Sauvignon.

The finesse of Merlot

The structure of Petit Verdot

The floral essence of Cabernet Franc

The boldness of Malbec.

This full-bodied wine offers flavors of black cherries and plums and ends in a soft, balanced finish.

And what better Pairing with our Rose, Pistachio Brownies than this wine.

C K Mondavi red wines


Persian love brownie ingredients

Now, let’s get started with the recipe which is extremely easy, 5-6 basic ingredients for the brownie.

how to make brownies process explained in picture

The frosting is even simpler and I’m sharing How you could get the:

BEST Spreadable Cream Cheese Frosting (just like the bakery):

First, you need Room Temperature Cream Cheese.

Second, you need Powdered Sugar

A Good Vanilla Extract (pure is always best)

1 Tbsp of Milk (Yep)

Mix these together and you would get the Glossiest and Spreadable cream cheese frosting.

(This is also one of the most asked questions from my friends, How does your frosting always spreads better 😉 …well, now you know it.

best cream cheese frosting


how to make persian love brownies

Since the brownies are fudgy, I’m doing a light coating with frosting. But if you Looooove frosting, add more 🙂

Once frosted, I’d suggest keeping the brownies in the fridge (before cutting them). This sets them properly and they cut perfectly.

But, if you are like me, who just CANNOT Wait, please frost and sprinkle rose, cardamom, and pistachio on top.

Cut the brownies (the knife will stick a little as everything will be moist), but hey, there’s no stopping a good taste test 😉

rose chocolate brownies on a white background


persian love brownies recipe

So, here’s a tiny piece of our Persian Love Brownies that I’m taste testing before sharing with Bae in the evening (what all we do in the name of Love …. lol)

rose pistachio brownies recipe

Go ahead, make this brownie ASAP and Literally become the BEST Valentines Ever! 

This last note is Especially for my friends who want to make this but still don’t want to make it from scratch.

Get a nice brownie mix (usually 2-3 ingredients needed) and the rest follow the steps for cream cheese frosting.

Seriously, a lot of our Bachelor friends have made this for their respective +Ones and they are Swept off the feet everytime!

Also, Grab the bottle of C.K Mondavi and Family “Red Blends” share with your Special One 🙂 


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Yield: 16 small brownies

Persian Love Brownies

Persian Love Brownies

These Persian Love Brownies: chocolate brownie with rose, pistachio and cardamom cream cheese frosting is exotic, delicious and a dessert fit to sweep you/your loved one off the feet.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


Ingredients for the Brownies

  • 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Butter - melted
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 Cup Sugar - you can use sugar substitute too
  • 2 Tbsp Chocolate Chips - optional for a fudgier taste
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt

Ingredients for the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 Cream Cheese Frosting (8oz) - room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar - you can use less or more as per taste
  • 1 Tbsp Dry Rose Petals
  • 3 Tbsp Chopped Pistachio
  • 2 Cardamom Pods - crushed
  • 1 Tbsp Milk - cold



  1. Pre-heat the oven at 325.
  2. Grease an 8X8 inch pan or add greased brown paper in the pan (for baking)**

Prepare the Brownie:

  1. In a large bowl, add both eggs and whisk to form a frothy mix.
  2. Add butter, sugar, vanilla extract and whisk to combine everything smoothly.
  3. Add flour, salt, cocoa, chocolate chips (if using) and whisk to form a smooth paste (don't over mix as this will flatten the brownie).
  4. Transfer the brownie mix to the greased pan and bake for 40 minutes.
  5. Once 40 minutes are done, do the toothpick test.
  6. Place the brownie pan to cool outside

Apply the Cream Cheese Frosting to the Persian Love Brownies:

  1. In a big bowl, add cream cheese, powdered sugar and whisk to form a smooth paste.
  2. Add vanilla extract, milk and whisk again. This will make the frosting easily spreadable.
  3. Now lift the brownie from the pan and remove the brown paper bag (if using).
  4. Place the brownie on a clean surface and add dollops of cream cheese in the middle.
  5. Spread the frosting using a spatula or frosting knife (butter knife spreads it fine too).
  6. Once the brownie is evenly frosted, keep it in fridge for 10 minutes (to set).
  7. Sprinkle crushed rose petals, chopped pistachio and cardamom powder on top.
  8. Serve fresh and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 77mg Sodium: 145mg Carbohydrates: 41g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 31g Protein: 4g

8 Replies to "Persian Love Brownies (Chocolate Brownies with Rose, Pistachio Frosting)"

  • Rasna shah December 19, 2019 (4:08 am)

    Any Egg substitute ??

    • Molly Kumar December 31, 2019 (2:55 am)

      Hello Rasna, yes, you can use 1 cup yogurt instead of egg. Thanks, Molly

  • Taryn February 12, 2019 (9:19 pm)

    What a unique take on brownies! Great recipe!

  • Marisa F. Stewart February 12, 2019 (8:25 pm)

    Well, I’m certainly with you — cakes just don’t do it for me. Now, brownies are a different story. I love the different flavors you include with them and I am a huge fan of pistachio. I know that frosting would be a hit with my Hubby! Oh, and I have to add – so would the wine.

  • Seema February 12, 2019 (6:23 pm)

    This looks Gorgeous Molly! Perfect for Valentines

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