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Black Forest Brownies

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Hi! Happy Monday! Meet Black Forest Brownies! 

Three words – OH. MY. GAH.

I think I have developed an obsession that involves brownies. Rocky Road Fudge Brownies, Fudge Brownies with Bailey’s, Nutella Brownies, etc… It would seem that you can throw just about anything into, or on top of, a brownie, and have some amazing, sweet magic meet your taste buds. What’s even better is adding a bit of some incredibly delicious liqeur. And cherries.

Boozy brownies can seriously rock my world. Boozy, creamy, and fruity?! Oh, this is beyooooond!

If you didn’t know, these brownies are the IT thing at the moment…

Ok, I made that up, but they really should be the thing. They should have their own runway. And a zip code.

I know, it sounds like I am exaggerating, but… yeah, I’m exaggerating. 😛

But, honestly, these are the awesomest brownies I have ever met. They are tasteful, yummy, mouthwatering…

Want proof?! Look below:

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Meet my assistant, Aleksandra!

See, Even a 1-year old knows what’s good for her. Don’t worry, her brownies were without all the fun stuff; hers were chocolaty and creamy.

You don’t think I’d give my babe alcohol, do you?! Maybe on a plane. JUST KIDDING!

You know, she’s going to be a whole 1-year old tomorrow. 20 more years and she and I can bar hop together! I’ll be that old lady everyone stares at. Can’t wait!

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So, because it’s Monday, I say go and make these brownies so that Monday can feel like a Friday, which is the day that your diet goes out the door and the fun begins.

What’s more is that you can even use a brownie mix. You don’t have to make them from scratch if you don’t want to. Just pick up your favorite brownie mix, or make your favorite brownie recipe, and follow the instructions to the whipped cream and the cherries.


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Black Forest Brownies

Katerina | Diethood
Chocolate brownies are spiked with cherry liqueur, then topped with cherry whipped cream.
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Servings : 12 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


For the Brownies
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips , chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons cherry liquer
For the Cherries
  • 2 cups cherries , pitted. quartered
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
For the Whipped Cream
  • 1-1/2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Fresh Cherries for garnish


For the Brownies
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease a 8x8-inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Sift together the flour and salt; set aside.
  • Place the butter and chopped chocolate in a saucepan and melt over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir the sugar into the chocolate mixture; let cool for 3 minutes.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into your mixer's bowl and beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  • Stir in the flour mixture with a wooden spoon.
  • Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan on wire rack.
  • When cool, prick with a fork all over the surface and sprinkle with cherry liquer.
For the Cherries
  • Combine cherries and sugar in a frying pan and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until softened.
  • Remove and completely cool.
For the Whipped Cream
  • Beat cream in a mixing bowl until it slightly thickens.
  • Add vanilla; continue to mix.
  • Gradually add in powdered sugar; beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold in completely cooled cherries. Do not stir.
  • Spread prepared cream on top of brownie cake using an offset spatula.
  • Cut into bars and add a fresh cherry on top of each bar.
  • Serve.


Calories: 348 kcal | Carbohydrates: 60 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 42 mg | Sodium: 115 mg | Potassium: 165 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 49 g | Vitamin A: 208 IU | Vitamin C: 2 mg | Calcium: 24 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Net Carbs: 58 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies from scratch, cherry brownies, homemade brownies
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32 comments on “Black Forest Brownies”

  1. I love these brownies and it looks like someone else really enjoyed them too. Cute, cute photo of your baby.

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    Your brownies look great. I’ve chosen black forest too for this month’s #chocolateparty.

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    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking

    Aleksandra is adorable! Well so is Ana! You have a beautiful family Kate and i’m pretty sure they love you to the moon and back for making them these sinfully brownies!
    Thanks for sharing and for joining our party again this month. Hope you’ll bake along with us in the months to come!

  4. I love cherry season. I would walk through the Black Forest for these brownies… well that can be scary… maybe I would just walk to your house. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook

    GAHAHAHA! You are so funny! First of all, Happy 1st Birthday Aleksandra! She’s such a cute baby!!!! Wait, I guess she’s no more baby huh. Wahhh time flies. I still remember you just had her. I love the facial expression on her when you took that photo. I bet this is super delicious!

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    Jess Wakasugi {Life's Simple Measures}

    Came across this post at Tastespotting and I absolutely love your blog! Such wonderful recipes and beautiful pictures, glad to be your newest follower ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Katerina Petrovska

      Thank you so much, Jess!! I made your carrot cake doughnuts and have been a great fan ever since! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sarah @ SimplyScrumptiousBySarah

    Yummy! These look soo good! Love cherries and chocolate! Your little Alexsandra is so cute!!!

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    Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots)

    Alcohol makes everything better! I love doing stuff with my mom, though I’m not the bar hopping type. She looks great still and I’m sure you will too

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes

    Wow Kate, so decadent! Iยดm on a brownie kick too, with hazelnut liqueur, and I can only imagine how cherries would fit there too. Such a foodie of a daughter you have!

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    Helene D'souza

    lol Aleksandra looks cute!! =D She looks like as if she was caught red handed. For sure your black forest brownies are a sin, but a sin that one has to indulge! =P

  11. Hmmmm….your daughter definitely knows yummy treats when she sees them! I so need to buy cherry liquor now, YUM! Your brownies sound so good! Hugs, Terra

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    The Ninja Baker

    Your black forest brownies certainly are the way to kick-start a week. Wonderful idea, too, Katerina that you get all the goodness of a hunk of black forest cake in a a junior sized brownie =)

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    Gourmet Getaways

    Awww, what a cute pic of your daughter!! I laughed at the alcohol on a plane line V funny… Happy first birthday!

    Now bake to the delicious brownies!! YUM!! I have never thought to spike them with a liqueur, what a great idea! These look so decadent, I think I will have to give them a go very soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Oh, boy, Kate. You’ve outdone yourself with these beauties! Even Aleksandra knows a good thing at a mere 1 years old (such a cutie pie).

  15. Chocolate, cherries and cream … the 3 C’s that can’t be resisted in any of its incarnations. Such a cute and messy little girl. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy 1st Alexandra.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Gorgeous! You should submit these to the chocolate party – the theme this month is chocolate cherry :). Happy birthday to the cutie!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

    Happy early Birthday! These brownies look so good and I bet she loved them. In fact I know she loved them from the look of that picture.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    Your little girl is so adorable!! Swoon! Love the brownies! Can’t go wrong with chocolate and cherries! Yummers!

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    Denise Browning@From Brazil To You

    Look at that gorgeous face!!!! Happy B-day, baby Aleksandra!!! Those brownies really made you happy (and wonderfully dirty)…This is what would happen to both my face and hands If I was there!!

  20. These brownies look soooo good……..and what a cutie Aleksandra is. Nice to know she is a Gemini just like me (I’m on the 5th June). Happy Birthday gorgeous!

  21. Happy Birthday to your darling little one! (She’s adorable, and has a clever-mischievous glint in her eye, yes?) ๐Ÿ˜€

    I want a plateful of these boozy brownies in front of me now, please!!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    Oh my!! These are amazing! I do not eat enough brownies…. I could totally go for these like. Right. Now!!!

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    Averie @Averie Cooks

    Gorgeous brownies! I posted brownies today too! Your little girl is just tooooo precious ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Aww…Happy 1st Birthday, Baby Aleksandra! Thanks for sharing the sweet brownie recipe and pics, Kate! xo

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