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Black Forest Brownies

Black Forest Brownies

Katelyn Ryan
All the goodness of Black Forest Cake in an indulgent brownie form!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Bake Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 brownies
Calories 385 kcal


For the Brownies

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • ½ cup unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Cherry Topping

  • ½ cup sour cherry preserves
  • 1 cup frozen cherries pits removed
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • slivered almonds for garnish, if desired


For the Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray and parchment an 8-in square baking dish and set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter together over a double-boiler, stirring frequently. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  • In a mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, beat eggs and sugar until pale yellow and frothy. Carefully pour chocolate mixture into egg mixture, beating until fully combined. Mix in vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Fold dry into wet, in three increments.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly.

For the Cherry Topping

  • Place all of the ingredients into a small saucepan. Heat ingredients over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened and syrupy. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Poke holes with a knife or toothpick into the cooled, but slightly warm brownies. Pour cherry syrup over the brownies and spread as needed.
  • Store brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


  • You can melt together chocolate and butter in microwave safe dish, but keep a mindful eye not to overheat or burn the chocolate.
  • Make sure your baking powder and cornstarch are fresh.


Calories: 385kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 5gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 93mgPotassium: 258mgFiber: 4gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 326IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 3mg
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