From-Scratch Cherry Brownies

Recipe by sprout 13
READY IN: 40mins


  • 12
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 12
    cup butter (can use shortening)
  • 2
    ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract (almond would be good too)
  • 23
    cup dark cherries in light syrup, very well drained
  • 13
    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14
    cup pecans, chopped (optional) or 1/4 cup slivered almonds (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Grease a 9" square pan.
  • Melt unsweetened chocolate and butter in the microwave.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk briefly to aerate (could sift, but I find it messier).
  • In a separate bowl, beat eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Add sugar in three additions, beating well between additions.
  • Add the butter/chocolate mixture to the egg/sugar mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry. Stir very gently just until combined.
  • Add cherries and chips and stir just until distributed.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle top with nuts if desired.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes. The edges should pull away from the pan slightly when they're done. Don't overbake.
  • Note: The original recipe says 20 minutes. Mine took 30. I can't tell if my oven's off or the cherries are causing the baking time to be longer.