Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Black Forest Brownies


Today is my birthday! To celebrate I make my favorite treat, Black Forest Brownies. With chocolate, cherries and pecans it has to be good. I clipped this recipe from a Taste of Home Magazine it was submitted by Toni Reeves from Medicine Hat, Alberta. Thank you Toni, we have enjoyed this recipe for years.


Black Forest Brownies
1 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 cup cocoa
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
1/2 cup nuts

Icing:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups confectioners' sugar
6 tablespoons cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped nuts

Combine flour , baking powder and salt; set aside. In a large saucepan melt butter. Remove from heat and stir in cocoa until smooth. Blend in eggs, sugar and extracts. Gently stir in flour mixture, cherries and nuts. Pour in greased 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. For icing blend all ingredients until smooth; spread over hot brownies. Cool.

14 comments:

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday! Those look great.

Amber said...

Happy Birthday Mom!! Love you bunches. Hope you have a fantastic day.

Pamela said...

Yum! Those look terrific. It's good to treat yourself! Happy Birthday.

TeaLady said...

Happy Birthday. Brownies are a perfect way to celebrate.

jillbert said...

Happy birthday! The brownies look like the perfect treat!

Tia said...

wow! you went all our with soccer!

Clivia said...

Happy Birthday! Nothing is better than chocolate for your birthday. This recipe sounds great.

Flourchild said...

Happy Birthday! How fun you made your fav. thing on this very special day! The brownies look so good!

Kayte said...

Okay, dear friend, I am the positively last person to get in Birthday wishes and have it still count for this year. Happy Birthday! These treats look like something that would go over really great here (well, minus the nuts of course as these finicky guys won't eat nuts IN things, only on top of things)...the chocolate and cherry combo a big hit with Mark, so I will try these and we will re-Christen them "Cindy's Chocolate Cherry Birthday Brownies" in your honor. Hope you had a spectacular day to celebrate.

Danielle said...

Happy belated birthday! I've never made brownies for my birthday :) But black forest anything is always a favorite of mine.

Mamamotherlode said...

Okay, I'm onboard, love brownies and am willing to bake.

Amelia@SavoryandSweet said...

What a great treat for your birthday.:)
These look delicious!

Betsy said...

Yum. I love the combination of chocolate and cherries. :) thanks for sharing the recipe!

Meaghan Luby said...

i love this! fantastic chocolate cherry times :)
glad to have found your blog!
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