Monday, March 12, 2012

Cherry Chocolate Fudge Brownies


I’m going to have a few cherry recipes this week, what with the 11lb tub of pitted tart cherries my in-laws brought me :)

With most of the cherries, I made cherry pie filling and froze seven for future use.  Cherry pie is Rob’s favourite dessert. We had it for dessert last night, of course. After I finished making the pie fillings I had so much cherry juice left over and I don’t want to waste it, so I’m coming up with cherry recipes.

First up, I’m switching up a classic.  I took out half of the butter and replaced it with cherry juice.  I’m not a fan of cherries, it’s a texture thing but using the juice and not the fruit is something I can get on board with!


These brownies are moist and the cherry flavour mixes so well with the rich chocolate.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup cherry juice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup good cocoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Melt butter in saucepan and add cherry juice. 
  2. Mix in sugar and cocoa.
  3. Add eggs and combine one at a time.
  4. Mix in remaining ingredients and once combined pour into prepared 8 inch square pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
  6. Let cool, slice and enjoy!

{Nutrition Date per serving: Calories: 139; Carbs: 23g;  Fat: 5g; Protein: 5g}

By cutting the butter in half you’ve decreased the fat content, yay!


I love plain old brownies but these are a fabulous twist on the original genius!

Thanks for looking!

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  1. It's a great combination - cherry and chocolate, and your brownies look great!

  2. Chocolate with cherry flavour in your old favourites! I'm in!

  3. Chocolate and cherry sound fabulous! I have never thought of brownies this way before :)

  4. I totally know what you mean about the texture thing. But the juice is great! Love that these brownies are better for you. They sound delish!

  5. I love the combination of cherry and chocolate together - don't see if enough ;)


  6. Oh yum - one of my favorite combinations: cherry and chocolate. I want some!!! :-)

  7. What a great combination! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  8. It's wonderful you were able to reduce the butter in this recipe. It sounds absolutely scrumptious. It reminds me of Black Forest cake with the chocolate and cherries - yum!

  9. Delicious and slightly healthier? My favorite combination!