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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
Calories 579kcal
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
  • 200 g Tinned cherries chopped up
  • 125 g Dark chocolate chips

For decoration

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


  • Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 12" x 9" traybake tin
  • 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 10 minutes
  • In a bowl, whisk together the dark brown sugar and the eggs for 5 minutes using an electric mixer until frothy, add the Kirsch and mix in
  • Slowly pour the melted chocolate and butter into the mixture, whilst constantly whisking
  • Add the plain flour and mix in
  • Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips
  • Pour the batter into the lined traybake tin and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with several moist crumbs on, but is not wet
  • Leave it to cool completely before cutting into squares
  • Decorate by drizzling the dark chocolate over them and adding the glace cherries
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days


If you would like to use a 8" or 9" square tin, you can use the same amount of ingredients, the difference will be the thickness of the brownies and the baking time. If you are using an 8″ square tin, I recommend a baking time of 35-40 minutes. For a 9″ square tin I recommend 25-30 minutes. Or until a toothpick inserted comes out with several moist crumbs on, but is not wet.


Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 716IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 5mg