Today I share with you my April contribution to the Secret Recipe Club! We enjoyed these Chocolate Cherry Brownies for dessert last week, with a dollop of whipped cream and cherry sauce.
This month I was assigned the blog Why I’m Not Skinny. I spent a lot of time looking through Maxcie’s blog, she describes herself as a 30- Something from South Africa, living abroad in Brussels. Her blog is full of restaurant reviews and recipes. I actually made two, this one and her Cheese Swirls. Had the season been different you would be reading a recipe for Tomato Salad!
The recipe I followed was for Berry Chocolate Brownies, but we had a slight glitch in the kitchen; His name is Hayden and he is my youngest son. I purchased all of the ingredients, and was slowly putting groceries away in between a half dozen other things when he came to me and said, “those raspberries weren’t for anything special were they?” “Why?” was my reply. “Well, I was standing at the counter talking to Josie (his twin) and I had one, and then I looked down and they were GONE! I don’t know how it happened, but I ate them ALL!”
I always have frozen cherries in the freezer for smoothies … and so the Chocolate Cherry Brownies were born. I had planned to serve them warm with cherry sauce and whipped cream. I will tell you that if you want a gooey brownie, do it that way. If you want a more stabilized brownie, let them completely cool, and they will cut like a brownie most of us are used to. They were good both ways!
Enjoy the recipe!
- 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
- 2 sticks butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2 cups fresh or frozen cherries dusted with 1/4 cup flour
- For the syrup:
- 2 cups cherries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
In a saucepan over low heat melt butter and chocolate chips. Stirring until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Add sugar. Stir.
Sift in flour and cocoa powder.
Coat cherries with flour, then gently fold into batter.
Spread into pan and bake for 40-45 minutes.
Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream and cherry sauce, or cool completely and cut into bars.
Cherry Sauce: Combine cherries, lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan, over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the cherries break down and sauce thickens. About 10-15 minutes. Wonderful over desserts, ice cream, pancakes etc.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 375 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 78mg Sodium: 115mg Carbohydrates: 52g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 41g Protein: 4g
You can make any kind of berries into a sauce using the quick recipe I showed here with cherries.
We love Homemade Raspberry Sauce!
Want to learn more about the Secret Recipe Club? Take a look!
Click the links to see what others in my group made!