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Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Chocolate Cherry Brownies are moist chocolate brownies topped with a cherry and ganache topping.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Cherry Brownies
Servings: 12 big brownies
Calories: 452kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net



  • 1 1/2 cups (186g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (42g) dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks or 170g) butter, softened or room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • 1/2 cup seedless cherry preserves
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream



  • Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray or GOOP.
  • In a large bowl add flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt. Whisk together ingredients until they are fully incorporated.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl using a hand-held mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • With the mixer off, add in the flour mixture. Turn mixer on low and mix until ingredients are well combined.
  • Pour brownies into a prepared baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes at 350°F. Brownies are done when an inserted toothpick is removed with crumbs but not wet batter.


  • When brownies are slightly cooled (but still warm!), spread the cherry preserves over the top using an off-set spatula.
  • To make the chocolate ganache, bring the whipping cream to a boil and remove from heat.
  • With chocolate chips in a heat-safe bowl, pour cream over chips and slowly stir until all chips are melted.
  • Pour the chocolate ganache over the cherry preserves layer, covering as much of the preserves as possible.
  • Refrigerate for about an hour or until the chocolate is set.


Serving: 12g | Calories: 452kcal