Black Forest Chocolate Brownies

August 8, 2015Sew White

A delicious mix of the fresh fruit flavours from a black forest gateau and the rich chocolate from brownies make these Black Forest Chocolate Brownies perfect combination and easy bake.

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It really is the best time of year for fresh fruit and my absolute favourites have to be blackberries and cherries. I am putting them in everything at the moment. When deciding on what to make I couldn’t decide between my favourites; a black forest gateau and brownies. I decided I could mix the two and enjoy something delicious and I’m sure it’s technically apart of your five a day.

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 These brownies are still that happy squidgy consistency but with a crispy cracked top and with plenty of fruit is you always get blackberries and cherries in every slice.

Black forest chocolate brownies by Sew White

Baking Black Forest Chocolate Brownies

5 from 13 votes

Black Forest Chocolate Brownies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Sisley White


  • 250g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 120g plain flour
  • 80g cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • 100g of fresh cherries and remove the pip
  • 80g blackberries


  1. Line and lightly grease a 20 x 30cm cake tin.

  2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/160 fan/350ºF.

  3. Chop the cherries in to quarters and the blackberries in half. Dry them off with kitchen paper.

  4. Melt the chocolate in a microwave or over hot water. Once melted set aside to cool.

  5. By hand or in a mixer cream together the butter, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy.

  6. Add the eggs and the extra yolk (the extra yolk really helps get a crisp top to the brownie). Mix in for a few minutes until fully combined.

  7. Add the cooled melted chocolate and mix

  8. Sieve in the flour, a pinch of salt, baking powder and the cocoa powder and mix until combined.

  9. Remove from the mixer and add the fruit and gently stir in by hand.

  10. Pour the mix into the tin and bake for 40-50 minutes. Add an extra 10 if you want it to have a firm set.

  11. Remove from the tin and allow to cool on a wire wrack for at least a few seconds before cutting in and enjoying.

Recipe Notes

Enjoy when it's still warm with ice cream or cream.

Brownies before and after baking

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 Absolutely delicious!

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  • Janie

    August 10, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Yum! I’m a beggar for eating cake batter raw from the bowl, and I reckon I’d be in heaven with a bowl of this mix!
    Off to pin for later…
    Janie x5 stars

    1. Sew White

      August 12, 2015 at 9:52 am

      I haven’t tried eating it raw but I might have to take your advice and go for it 🙂

  • Elizabeth

    August 10, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Oh heavens, yes please! Pass us a plate of these beauties will you?!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      August 12, 2015 at 9:53 am

      Of course Elizabeth 🙂 Plate is ready when you are x

  • Jen

    August 11, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Oh wow they look so good, I’ll take a plateful please 😉 thanks for linking up with #BakeoftheWeek5 stars

    1. Sew White

      August 12, 2015 at 9:54 am

      *virtual plate for you* Thank you for running the link up 🙂 x

  • Razana

    August 13, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Looks really yummy!!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      August 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • Munchies & Munchkins

    August 18, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    These brownies sound awesome. Love Blackforest and it looks like these work really well.x5 stars

    1. Sew White

      August 18, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      Thank you! You are so sweet. I need to make another batch 🙂

  • Isabella

    August 18, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    These look like heaven on a plate!! Absolutely gorgeous!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      August 19, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Thank you 🙂 That is so sweet of you to say. They were so delicious x

  • Helen at Casa Costello

    August 18, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    I often think that Brownies need something else to liven them up – I reckon the blackberries and cherries here are just about perfect. Thanks so much for joining in with #bakeoftheweek x5 stars

    1. Sew White

      August 19, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Thank you so much for having me Helen x
      Blackberries and cherries with chocolate just work so well. Totally meant to be.

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