Deliciously easy Black Forest Skillet Brownie made from scratch. Chocolate brownie studded with sour cherries and topped with whipped cream, melted milk chocolate and fresh cherries.
Black Forest Skillet Brownie AKA deep dish brownie 💜
What’s better than a brownie? A deep dish skillet brownie that’s made with real dark chocolate, juicy cherries and topped with clouds of whipped cream. Chocolate-y, fudgy and oh-so-chewy, this Black Forest Skillet Brownie is perfect for sharing.
Grab a spoon and dig right in!
Have you had Black Forest Cake before? It’s the magical combo of chocolate, cherries and whipped cream. And now we’re taking that delicious flavour profile and turning it into a gorgeous brownie. One that has a thick and gooey centre, crisp and chewy edges and deep chocolate flavour.
Having a few friends over for a movie night? Whip out this brownie, a few spoons and dessert is DONE!
Everyone will love digging right into the pan and you will even save on washing up – its a win win!
This Black Forest Skillet Brownie is made just like a regular brownie. It starts off with butter and a block of real dark chocolate. Then comes sugar, vanilla, eggs, flour and a little cocoa powder.
For the cherries, you can use fresh ones if you like, but I like to use pitted sour cherries that come in a jar or can. You can just dry them off with a paper towel and then add them to the batter.
Once the brownie is baked until crisp, you can drizzle with melted chocolate and serve with clouds of whipped cream. Amazing 💜
TIPS FOR MAKING PERFECT A SKILLET BROWNIE
- This recipe has been created with a skillet in mind, but if you don’t have one, you can bake this in an 8-inch cake tin. You don’t need an electric mixer for this recipe.
- Start with good quality dark chocolate. Melt the butter and chocolate together in the microwave until melted and smooth. Then add brown sugar. We use brown sugar in this recipe for extra flavour.
- Add a dash of vanilla and eggs. Then add the flour. You don’t need any raising agent in this recipe – I actually don’t use a raising agent in any of my brownie recipes.
- Next comes the cherries. I use pitted sour cherries but you could also use fresh cherries (if you can be bothered to pit them)
- Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until the brownie no longer wobbles in the middle. It should go crinkly on top and crispy on the edges.
- You can let the Black Forest brownie cool down a little before diving in or even place it in the fridge if you prefer a cold, fudgy brownie. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate to serve.
MORE BROWNIE RECIPES TO TRY:
- Raspberry Chocolate Brownies
- Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies
- Vegan Brownies
- Fudgy Nutella Chocolate Brownies
- Olive Oil Brownies
Black Forest Skillet Brownie served with chocolate whipped cream and fresh cherries.
- 115 grams (1/2 cup or 1 stick) unsalted butter, chopped
- 200 grams (1 and 1/3 cup) good quality dark chocolate, chopped
- 135 grams (3/4 cup) brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 105 grams (3/4 cup) plain flour
- 20 grams (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup pitted sour cherries*
- 250 ml (1 cup) whipped cream
- 75 grams (1/2 cup) milk chocolate, pieces
- Fresh cherries to serve, optional
- Grab your 8 inch skillet. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced.
- Place butter and dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl and place in the microwave. Heat, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.
- Next, add sugar and vanilla to the chocolate mixture and stir. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring in between. Finally, add the flour and cocoa powder and stir until the brownie mixture is smooth.
- Meanwhile, drain your cherries (but don’t rinse) and pat dry with a paper towel. Cut cherries in half. Add cherries to brownie batter and stir. Pour batter into your skillet.
- Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until top is crinkly and no longer wobbles in the middle. Leave to cool.
- Once the brownie has cooled, melt milk chocolate in the microwave until smooth. Top brownie with whipped cream, drizzle over melted chocolate and add a few fresh cherries on top. Grab a spoon and dive right in!
*You can use pitted canned cherries or those in a jar. You can also use fresh cherries if you prefer, but you will have to pit them.
This recipe was first published on Sweetest Menu in July 2015.