If you love brownies, you will die for these amazing Black Forest Brownies with Chocolate Ganache topping!
The cherries make them sweet and moist and the ganache gives them the richness that makes you think you should only have a small piece… but don’t, they are too good for a small piece!
- 1 C sweet, unsalted sweet cream butter (room temp)
- 2 C sugar
- 4 eggs (room temp)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2/3 C cocoa powder
- 1 C flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 C mini chocolate chips
- 1 can of Cherry Pie Filling, drained
Rich Chocolate Ganache
- 1 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips plus some for topping
- 3/4 C heavy whipping cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper.
Melt butter in the microwave.
Remove from the microwave.
Add ingredients one at a time. Add the sugar, eggs, vanilla, cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder.
Using your electric mixer, incorporate the above ingredients.
Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
Using a fork, lift some cherries out of the pie filling and tap the edge of the bowl. You don’t want any of the juice from the filling to get into your brownie mix.
Add the cherries into the brownie mix and mix until combined.
Pour brownie mix into prepared baking dish.
Add a few more cherries on top of the batter.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool on the counter completely.
Chocolate Ganache Directions
Using a medium microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, and heavy whipping cream.
Place into the microwave on increments of 30 seconds until the chocolate chips start to melt.
Whisk until chocolate is completely melted and the ganache starts to appear thick.
Scoop some ganache into a piping bag to use later.
Pour the remaining ganache onto the cooled brownies.
Allow for the ganache to harden for 20 minutes.
Cut the tip off the piping bag and drizzle onto the brownies.
Cut and enjoy!
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