Black Forest Brownies

Black Forest Brownies
Black Forest Brownies
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For the brownies
200 g Butter plus extra for greasing
225 g Soft brown sugar light
200 g Caster sugar golden
125 g Cocoa powder
100 g Dark chocolate broken into chunks
¼ tsp Salt
2 tbsp Kirschwasser or cherry liqueur
4 Eggs
125 g Self-rising flour
250 g Cherries pitted
To serve
300 ml Whipping cream
2 tbsp Kirschwasser
3 tbsp Confectioners' sugar sifted
a few extra Cherries pitted

Nutritional information

  • For the brownies

  • To serve

Black Forest Brownies


This Black Forest Brownie recipe has all the flavor of my favorite desserts in brownie form. Black forest cake is a chocolate sponge cake which oozes a rich cherry syrup filling. It’s based on the German cherry dessert which comes from the Black Forest region. My take on brownie black forest cake has a boozy kick thanks to the addition of kirsch cherry brandy!

To make these brownies, start by melting butter, sugars, cocoa powder and chocolate together. Add salt, kirsch and eggs and mix through flour and cherries to make the brownie mixture. As the brownies cool, mix whipping cream with kirsch and confectioners’ sugar to make cream with a kick. Serve the brownies with a large dollop of kirsch cream and enjoy!

To make Black Forest Brownies, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Black Forest Brownies

Steps to make Black Forest Brownies


Heat the oven and prepare a pan


Preheat the oven to 335 °F. Line a 8 by 12-inch baking pan with parchment paper.


Melt butter, sugar, chocolate and cocoa powder


Place 200 grams of butter, 225 grams of soft brown sugar, 220 grams of golden caster sugar, 125 grams of cocoa powder and 100 grams of dark chocolate in a saucepan and melt slowly over low heat, stirring occasionally. Once melted, remove from the heat and leave to cool for 5 minutes.


Add eggs, kirsch and salt


Use a wooden spoon to stir in ¼ teaspoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of kirsch and 4 eggs until the mixture is smooth.


Add cherries and flour


Stir in 125 grams of flour and 250 grams of cherries to the brownie mixture.


Transfer the mixture to the baking pan


Transfer the brownie mixture to the prepared baking pan.




Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven when the brownies are set but still slightly sticky in the center.


Prepare iced water bath


As the brownies bake, prepare a large pan of iced water which the brownie pan will fit inside. Once the brownies have a crisp top and wobble only slightly in the centre, remove the pan from the oven.


Cool brownies

Place the baking pan in the water bath to cool completely. By doing this, the center will stay soft, but the brownies will set overall.


Prepare kirsch cream


Whisk 300 milliliters of whipping cream with 2 tablespoons of kirsch and 3 tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar until the cream reaches soft peaks.



Cut the brownies into squares. To serve, sprinkle each brownie with some extra confectioners’ sugar and cocoa powder. Spoon a dollop of kirsch cream on top and add a few extra fresh cherries.

These Black Forest Brownies have a boozy kick from the addition of kirsch liquor. Serve them with kirsch whipped cream. Try making these special brownies soon and come back to let me know what you think.

Lilly is an enthusiastic and cheerful young mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Lilly's going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

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Total Reviews: 21
Jenesis Muhammed

Filling it with some nutella instead of cherries I know it takes away the whole forest idea but cherries are too sourish for me.

Capri Gribbon

WONDERFUL!!! it's a huge crowd pleaser and not at ALL hard to make.

Sofie Schutzenhofer

Super simple and fun thanks a lot loved the taste.

Baylor Bayliss

Vegetarian brownies?! Sign me up on getting fat!

Ivana Canidate

Does it matter if i used salted or unsalted butter??

Audree Savich

What is kirschwasser and where can i buy in slovenia?

Shay Nein

Dry and brittle, just fell apart and was kinda sandy, idk what i did wrong.

Toni Sorelle

Obsessning over all of Lily's desserts (-: looks tasty.

Reece Barty

These were wonderful..absolutely love the idea of vegetarian brownies with cherries inside.

Emiliana Borroel

I completely screwed up this recipe and my brownies look like they exploded lol....2nd times the charm I hope.

Yazmin Masinter

Soggy on the bottom.

Skylynn Onasch

Cherry pie is a better cherry recipe they just dont taste right with chocolate.

Ali Bunfill

Top it with caramal dressing too if you want extra sugary taste or even honey.

Aiyanna Nau

Amazing smell can't wait to taste them they are in the oven as i type this!

Kataleya Kuhlers

So much going on in this recipe I hope I manage to do well, wish me luck!

Miyah Finkley

Baked this for my nieces birthday party, came out delicious.

Emalyn Senkus

Soft on the inside and slightly hard on the outside, baked them to perfection but will be adding more cream on the top next time around.

Arlene Dropp

To be honest with you i think the cherries are overkill i'd go with strawberries instead far less sour.

Shanaya Hussey

My kids are obsessed with these they helped me make them and kept jumping around the oven after wards :)

Asha Shomer

I actually think the "to serve" part can be used in other desserts too not just this one, i used the same thing on my no bake cheesecake one.


Amazing! Thank you!

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