Black Forest Brownies is the perfect way to make an easy last minute treat
Here’s a quick way to transform your standard brownie recipe with one simple ingredient!
My favorite fudge brownie recipe using cherry juice as the liquid and big juicy cherries throughout!
Recently I’ve been seeing Oregon Cherries in all the shops I visit *not sponsored
Notes for Success:
If you are super lazy you can make my Boxed Brownie Hack and use cherry juice in place of the water in that recipe.
Then add 1 cup of chopped cherries to the batter before baking!
Ganache icing for these black forest brownies are perfection, but you can of course skip that part of the recipe!
Many people cannot get molasses in which case you can use light brown sugar instead of the granulated sugar I list in the recipe
For more awesome brownie recipes click the links below!
- All Purpose Flour 2 cups (250g)
- Baking Powder 2/3 teaspoon
- Salt 2/3 teaspoon
- Granulated Sugar 11oz (311g) *this is about 1½ cups + 1 Tablespoon
- Vegan Butter 12 Tablespoons (170g)
- Molasses 4 teaspoons
- Semi Sweet Vegan Chocolate 3 ounces
- Cherry Juice from the canned cherries 5½ fluid ounces (162ml)
- Natural Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons (85g)
- Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons (10ml)
- Canned Cherries drained and chopped 1 cup
- ½ Recipe Ganache
- Prepare a ¼ sheet pan with grease & parchment paper liner & preheat the oven to 350°F
- Bring the vegan butter & molasses to a boil add the chocolate and whisk constantly to melt then remove from heat
- Add the cocoa powder and whisk smooth
- Add the cherry juice and then transfer to a large mixing bowl, add the vanilla extract & the sugar
- Whisk smooth
- Sift the flour, baking powder & salt into the batter and stir just to combine, do not over mix
- Add the chopped cherries to the batter
- Spread into the greased & parchment lined sheet pan.
- Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 30 minutes
- Cool completely in the pan then flip it out carefully onto a cutting board, remove the parchment paper and cool the rest of the way.
- Prepare the ganache as per the recipe instructions on that blog post and when it has cooled to spreadable consistency ice the cooled brownie then cut into 15 portions
Black Forest Brownies can stay at room temperature for one or two days, but for longer storage refrigerate loosely wrapped for up to 10 days