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

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


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

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  1. Jess Wakasugi {Life's Simple Measures} says:

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

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

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

  2. Sarah @ SimplyScrumptiousBySarah says:

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

  3. Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots) says:

    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

  4. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes says:

    Wow Kate, so decadent! I´m 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!

  5. Helene D'souza says:

    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

  6. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts says:

    She’s just precious–happy birthday sweet girl!

  7. Terra says:

    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

  8. The Ninja Baker says:

    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 =)

  9. Gourmet Getaways says:

    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 🙂

  10. Liz says:

    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).