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!
Love Brownies? Try these other Epic Brownie Recipes.
Chocolate Cherry Brownies
Gooey fudgy brownies with cherries, served as a dessert with cherry sauce or cooled and cut as bars.
- 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: 375Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 2gSugar: 41gProtein: 4g
Nutrition isn't always accurate.
You can make any kind of berries into a sauce using the quick recipe I showed here with cherries.
We love Homemade Raspberry Sauce!
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