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Black Forest Brownies

Black Forest Brownies

Rich chocolate brownies with cherries and kirsch

Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Keyword Brownies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Author thebakingexplorer


For the brownies

  • 350 g Dark chocolate
  • 250 g Butter or baking spread
  • 2 tbsp Kirsch
  • 250 g Dark brown sugar
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 120 g Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 200 g Tinned cherries chopped up
  • 125 g Dark chocolate chips

For decoration

  • 12 Glace cherries cut in half
  • 75 g Dark chocolate melted


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 12" x 9" traybake tin

  2. Melt the dark chocolate and butter together in a pan on a low heat. When
    fully melted, stir together and remove from the heat. Let it cool for 5

  3. In a bowl, whisk together the dark brown sugar and the eggs until frothy, add the Kirsch and mix in

  4. Slowly pour the melted chocolate and butter into the mixture, whilst constantly whisking

  5. Add the plain flour and baking powder and mix in

  6. Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips

  7. Pour the batter into the lined traybake tin and bake for 30 minutes

  8. Leave it to cool completely before cutting into squares

  9. Decorate by drizzling the dark chocolate over them and adding the glace cherries

  10. Store in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days