Recipe: Chocolate brownies with cherries

By , 24 July 2018

Chocolate brownies with cherries

Chocolate, cherries, and ruby port make for a classic flavour combination.


This recipe makes 12 large squares.

Chocolate brownie recipe ingredients

  • 250g butter
  • 2 cups (400g) caster sugar
  • 3 large free-range eggs
  • 1½ cups (200g) of plain flour
  • ½ cup (50g) cocoa
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 100g milk chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup (50g) pecan nuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup (18) fresh cherries, halved and stoned

Baking method

  1. Line and grease a baking tin 270mm x 175mm x 30mm.
  2. Melt the butter and add the sugar. Add eggs, one and a time, mixing thoroughly. Add the flour, cocoa, vanilla, chocolate, cherries and pecan nuts and mix well.
  3. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake at 160⁰ C for 45 minutes.
  4. Leave to cool, remove from the tin and cut into squares.

Wine pairing

Serve with a Cape Ruby which will complement both the chocolate and the cherry in the brownies.


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