Cherries and chocolate are one of my all-time favorite marriages of flavor, especially if the cherries are perfectly in season, sweet and sun-ripened, and the chocolate is dark and bittersweet. This soft and squidgy American classic cake/cookie is made even more delicious by the addition of juicy cherries.
These homemade Chocolate Cherry Brownies are perfect dessert and much better than packaged brownies but just as easy to make! The slightly sweet, dense chocolate brownie is dotted with cherries for that classic chocolate-covered cherry flavor we all know and love.
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Chocolate Cherry Brownies Recipe:
- 125g butter
- 150g dark chocolate
- 225g light muscovado sugar
- 50g cocoa powder
- 100g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp coffee granules
- 3 Eggs, beaten
- 300g fresh cherries pitted and halved, or jar maraschino cherries, drained
- 50g milk chocolate, roughly chopped
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4, and line a 20cm square baking tin with baking parchment.
- Gently melt the butter, dark chocolate and sugar together in a saucepan, stirring until well mixed, then remove from the heat.
- Add the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and coffee granules to the mixture, and combine. Then gradually beat in the eggs.
- Add the cherries and chopped milk chocolate, and stir in.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, and bake for 20–25 minutes until set but still with a bit of giving in the center. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into 16 squares to serve.
- To make chocolate glaze add all ingredients to your microwave-safe bowl and microwave on medium for 30 seconds. Stir the ingredients and repeat. Continue doing this until you reach your desired consistency- usually 1 1/2- 2 minutes total.
- You can decorate with whipping cream and cherries.