Black Forest brownies

    1 hour 15 min

    My favourite type of brownie. These are made with dried cherries, extra chocolate and nuts and taste like Black Forest gateaux to me! These make a lovely food gift to bring to Christmas parties.

    1 person made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 115g milk or dark chocolate
    • 170g butter
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 125g plain flour
    • 60g walnuts or pecans
    • 80g dried cherries
    • 85g milk or dark chocolate chips

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a rectangular baking tin with foil, allowing some foil to hang over the edges. Lightly grease the foil.
    2. Melt chocolate and butter together in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 3 minutes. Stir sugar into chocolate mixture until dissolved. Cool mixture slightly.
    3. Mix eggs into into chocolate mixture until well mixed; stir in vanilla extract. Stir flour into chocolate mixture just until cake batter is moistened.
    4. Chop nuts and dried cherries by hand or in a food processor; fold into cake batter with chocolate chips. Spread cake batter into the prepared baking tin.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until brownies begin to pull away from the edges and are set in the middle, about 1 hour.


    If the dried cherries stick together too much in the food processor, add 1 tablespoon flour and pulse.

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    FANTASTIC! I used mini chocolate chips in place of the baking chocolate and regular chocolate chips (that's all I had on hand), and did not chop the cherries and pecans, as I wanted nice pieces of both in the mix. Mine only took about 35 minutes to bake, so be sure to keep check on them, as I think an hour may be too long. These are perfectly moist and very flavorful...a definite keeper~YUM, YUM, YUM!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.  -  06 Mar 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These brownies are delicious! I made two small changes to the basic recipe based on my previous baking-with-chocolate experience. Since I used unsalted butter, I added 1/4 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. espresso powder to the sugar/egg mixture. These two additions help bring out the chocolate flavor. I plan on making a few batches of these to add to Christmas gift baskets!! My dear hubby is going to be REALLY HAPPY at snack time tonight!!!  -  03 Aug 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I really liked these. Mix everything together in one pan and then bake. What could be easier? They were especially good warm from the oven, but like most brownies, they started getting hard pretty quickly. Putting a wedge of orange in the container helped, but I think next time I might try replacing some of the butter with applesauce and see if that will keep them soft and moist longer.  -  03 Feb 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)