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Gooey Brownies {Chocolate Cherry Brownies}

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Quick, easy, ultimate, one bowl gooey brownies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. These soft, moist, fudgy chocolate cherry brownies are full of butter, cocoa powder and topped with chocolate ganache frosting and cherry pie filling.

Fudgy, gooey, chocolate brownies and cherries is about as decedent and divine as desserts come. I’m usually a purist when it comes to brownies and don’t want any flavors to detract from their gooey goodness, but add cherries to my brownies and you will find me singing while doing a happy food dance. If cherries aren’t for you, then try these Fudgy Brownies With Crackly Tops.

How To Make Easy Homemade Gooey Brownies Recipe From Scratch?

  1. Mix ingredients– In a bowl, add butter, cocoa powder, sugar and mix.
  2. Add other ingredients– Add eggs, vanilla and mix. Add flour and mix.
  3. Pour batter– In a pan that’s been lined with foil and sprayed with oil.
  4. Spread batter– Evenly with a spatula.
  5. Bake– At 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Cool brownies– Remove from oven and let the brownies cool.
  7. Prepare frosting– While the brownies are cooling.
  8. Spread frosting– On brownies once they are completely cool.
  9. Cover and chill– In fridge for a few hours. This is recommended.
  10. Cut slices– With a sharp knife.
  11. Enjoy!– Prior to serving, top off each slice with cherry pie filling.

How To Make Brownies Gooey?

Accomplish this by slightly under-baking the brownies. Definitely do not over-bake them. Use butter instead of oil, and do not over-mix. Over-mixing creates a cake like texture because it adds too much air into the batter.

Are My Brownies Fudgy Or Undercooked? How To Tell If Brownies Are Undercooked?

If the center of the brownies is jiggling, then they are under-cooked. They are done and fudgy when the center is no longer jiggling, but a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few sticky crumbs. The toothpick method works best to determine this.

What Do You Do If Brownies Are Too Goey?

Continue baking them until the center is set, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few sticky crumbs.

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Variations For Ultimate Gooey Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Cut into themed shapes– Such as hearts for Valentine’s Day, etc.

Add nuts– Such as walnuts or pecans.

Top with a different pie filling– Such as blueberry, blackberry, or strawberry pie filling.

Add extracts– Such as almond, amaretto, or bourbon.

Add nutella– For a creamy hazelnut flavor.

Add espresso powder– For an even more intense chocolate flavor.

Add whipped cream on top– Store bought or this homemade Whipped Cream would be delicious.

Use other frosting– Try this Marshmallow Frosting, Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, or Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.

Tips And Techniques For Gooey Gooey Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Sugar and cocoa powder must be dissolved very well with the melted butter– This produces a smooth gooey texture

Don’t over heat butter– Because it will end up cooking the eggs. You do not want scrambled eggs in your brownies. Ew!

Use high quality cocoa powder– It will produce the best chocolate flavor.

How to know when brownies are done baking? The toothpick method works best. Stick a toothpick into the center of the brownies if it comes out with a few crumbs on it then it is done. A clean toothpick means the brownies are over-baked. A jiggling center means they are under-baked.

I recommend under-baking rather than over-baking– This helps to produce the gooey brownie texture.

Chilling the brownies is optional– However, it makes the brownies firm which leads to very professional looking slices.

Cut into 9 large pieces or 16 smaller pieces– This is totally up to your preference or number of people being fed.

What size pan to use? Pour batter in an 8 inch square pan, that’s been lined with foil and sprayed with oil. Lining the pan will help with removal of the brownies and make clean-up easier.

Don’t over-mix– This will make for a cake like consistency instead of a fudgy one.

Storage For Homemade Fudgy Brownies

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freeze– In a freezer safe bag or container for up to 2 months.

Reheat– Thaw in the fridge and serve cold, or reheat in the microwave.

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Gooey Brownies (Chocolate Cherry Brownies)

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Quick and easy one bowl gooey brownies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. These fudgy chocolate cherry brownies are full of cocoa powder, topped with chocolate ganache frosting and cherry pie filling.

Servings: 9 Slices
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best brownies
Calories: 359 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add butter, cocoa powder, sugar and mix until fully dissolved.

  2. Add eggs, vanilla and mix until smooth.

  3. Add flour and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix!

  4. Pour batter in an 8 inch square pan, that's been lined with foil and sprayed with oil.

  5. Spread batter evenly with a spatula.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minuted or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out with a few sticky crumbs. If it comes out clean, it's over-baked and the texture would not be as ooey goey.

  7. Remove from oven and let the brownies cool to room temperature.

  8. While the brownies are cooling, prepare frosting.

  9. Once brownies are completely cool, spread frosting on top.

  10. Optional but recommended: Cover and chill in fridge for a few hours, which makes it slightly firm and allows you to cut sharp clean slices.

  11. Cut slices with a sharp knife. Be sure to wipe knife clean with a damp paper towel after each cut. Cut 9 large slices or 16 smaller slices.

  12. Prior to serving, top off each slice with cherry pie filling, if you like. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Gooey Brownies (Chocolate Cherry Brownies)
Amount per Serving
Calories
359
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
45
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
63
mg
21
%
Sodium
 
156
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
175
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
54
g
18
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
37
g
41
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
422
IU
8
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
21
mg
2
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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One comment on “Gooey Brownies {Chocolate Cherry Brownies}”

  1. This brownie looks amazing. I look forward to making this soon. Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe.5 stars

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