Black Forest Skillet Brownie

  • Author: Jessica Holmes
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: Makes one 8 inch cake
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


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


  1. Grab your 8 inch skillet. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced.
  2.  Place butter and dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl and place in the microwave. Heat, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until top is crinkly and no longer wobbles in the middle. Leave to cool.
  6. 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. 

Keywords: Chocolate, Brownies, Black forest, Cherries, Cream

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