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Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Cherries and Cream

Homemade fudgy brownies topped with fresh cherries and sweet whipped cream.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 372 kcal


For the Brownies

  • 1/2 cup butter softened, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 2 oz. squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup ground walnuts

For the Topping

  • 3 cups half and half
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • Drop of Lemon juice
  • Fresh red Cherries pitted and halved.


  1. Preheat oven at 350.

For the Brownies

  1. Cream 1 tablespoon of butter with 1 cup of sugar.
  2. Add eggs; beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla.
  4. Melt remaining butter with chocolate; let cool.
  5. Beat the chocolate mixture into the creamed mixture.
  6. Stir in flour, salt, and nuts; blend well.
  7. Pour batter into greased and floured 13 x 9-inch pan, or you can use parchment paper
  8. Bake for 45 minutes.
  9. Cool in pan before cutting into small squares.

For the Topping

  1. In a large bowl combine the half and half, sugar, and lemon juice. Beat the cream until stiff.

  2. In a small trifle or a dessert dish make a layer of brownies, top with the whipped cream, then pitted cherries. Continue with the layering until the bowl is full. 

  3. Garnish with extra whipped cream and a cherry on top.

Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 16 

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Cherries and Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 159mg5%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 510IU10%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.