Candied Cherry Brownie Recipe

These brownies have a rich chocolate flavor with a surprisingly moist and chewy texture. Every time I make them, people are stunned when they take their first bite. Plus, they’re so easy to whip up!

There’s nothing better than a classic brownie with a cherry on top. There’s just something about that combination that just feels like summer! 

I’m going to show you how to make some homemade brownies with cherries in them- it doesn’t involve any more effort than your average brownie recipe and it’s so worth the extra time.


  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 3 eggs*1/4 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla powder
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • optional: 1/3 chopped chocolate
  • optional: 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • optional: 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • Optional for topping: Red Candied Cherries, Brown Sugar, Cocoa Powder.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  1. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  1. Cream the sugar and butter in a mixing bowl. 
  1. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. 
  1. Add vanilla and mix thoroughly. 
  1. Sift in the cocoa powder. Stir to combine ingredients thoroughly. 
  1. Stir in optional chocolate chips, espresso powder and/or coffee until well combined. Pour into prepared pan and top as desired for Red Cherries, brown sugar or cocoa powder on top of batter (optional). 
  1. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean in center of brownies. Remove from oven and cool before serving. Enjoy!

Nutritional information: 

Servings: 32; Serving size: 1 brownie; Total Fat: 4.5g (Saturated Fat: 4.4g); Cholesterol: 8mg; Sodium: 14mg; Total Carbohydrate: 33.2g (Dietary Fiber: 0.1g); Sugars: 27.6g; Protein 1.2g

All nutritional information are estimated values, per serving, based on the ingredients I used for this dish and may vary for other ingredients and products, depending on brands used and/or portion sizes.

Note: Be sure to use fresh eggs for the best results. Also, if you are replacing one of the eggs with 1/4 cup of applesauce, add it in here as well.

 I used my KitchenAid stand mixer on medium speed for about 3 minutes until mixed thoroughly and smooth. 

You could also do this by hand with a set of wooden spoons, or a hand mixer. I would start off at low speed until combined, then build up to medium speed until it’s mixed well together with no lumps.


The recipe uses dark chocolate, brown sugar, cherry jam and butter mixed together with a greased baking pan. 

The result is a rich and flavorful brownie that has the perfect amount of tang from the cherry. This is a wonderful recipe that goes well with coffee or even iced coffee. 

The addition of the candied cherry is a nice touch, and adds a special something to this brownie. You can substitute semi-sweet, milk or white chocolate if you prefer.

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