Cherry brownies recipe

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Cherry brownies
(Image credit: Getty Images/Alloy)
  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time45 mins
Total Time1 hours 5 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories256 Kcal13%
Sugar20.5 g23%
Fat16.9 g24%
Saturated Fat8.7 g44%
Salt0.06 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein2.8 g6%
Carbohydrates23.2 g9%
Salt0.06 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Our flavoursome cherry brownies are made with sour cherries, chopped pecans, plain chocolate, and coffee.

Give that classic chocolate brownie recipe a sweet twist by adding sour cherries to the mix. The cherries and bitter dark chocolate are a match made in heaven. The added coffee makes these brownies extra rich and dense in flavour.


  • 225g plain chocolate
  • 225g butter chunks
  • 3 eggs
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 2tbsp freshly made strong coffee
  • 75g self-raising flour
  • 70g dried sour cherries
  • 100g chopped pecans
  • 225g plain chocolate chips
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • ½tsp salt




  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5.
  2. Grease and line a baking tin measuring 22cm x 29cm.
  3. Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a heatproof bowl with the butter.
  4. Stand the bowl over a pan of simmering water and heat until the chocolate melts, stirring occasionally. When thoroughly melted, leave to cool.
  5. Mix the eggs, sugar and coffee together in a bowl, then beat in the melted chocolate mixture.
  6. Fold in the flour, then mix in the sour cherries, pecans, chocolate chips, vanilla extract and salt.
  7. Pour the mixture into the lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 45 mins, or until firm to the touch in the middle.
  8. Leave to cool in the tin, then turn out and cut into 24 squares.

Top tips for making cherry brownies

Although these brownies are delicious eaten cold, for an extra yummy touch, warm them through and serve with ice cream.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies