Gooey Brownies {Chocolate Cherry Brownies}

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.

This 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 fudgy goodness. However, add cherries and you will find me singing while doing a happy dance. If cherries aren’t for you, then try these classic Fudgy Brownies With Crackly Tops.

Ooey Gooey Brownies on White Plate and Rustic Wood Background

How To Make Easy Homemade Gooey Brownies Recipe From Scratch?

  1. Mix ingredients in a bowl- This includes butter, cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour.
  2. Pour batter in pan- And spread evenly with a spatula.
  3. Bake– Until edges are firm.
  4. Remove from oven- And let them cool.
  5. Prepare frosting– While the brownies are cooling.
  6. Spread frosting– On brownies.
  7. Cover- And chill.
  8. Cut slices– With a sharp knife.
  9. Add cherry pie filling- On top of each slice.
Homemade Fudgy Chocolate Brownies With Chocolate Ganache Frosting and Cherries on White Plate With Fork Pushed Through the Center

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 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. Do the toothpick test to prevent them from getting over-baked.

Easy Homemade Gooey Chocolate Brownies With Chocolate Frosting and Cherry Pie Filling on White Plate

Variations For Ultimate Gooey Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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

Add nuts– Such as roughly walnuts, hazelnuts or pecans. Toast them for added flavor.

Top with a different pie filling– Such as Raspberry Pie Filling or Peach Pie Filling or Apple Pie Filling or Strawberry Pie Filling or Blueberry Pie Filling.

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

Mix in some Nutella– For a subtle 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 frostings- 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.

Use high quality cocoa powder– Because 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– Because this helps to produce the perfect gooey texture.

Chilling the brownies is optional– However, it makes the brownies firm which leads to perfectly cut slices and that’s obviously very professional looking.

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

Line pan with foil and oil it- Because this makes clean up easy and also helps the brownies from sticking to the pan. it works much better than parchment paper.

Don’t over-mix– Because this will lead to a crumbly cake-like texture.

Spoonful of Chocolate Cherry Brownies on Rustic Wood Background

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 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
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.
Yield: 9 Slices



  • In a mixing bowl, add butter, cocoa powder, sugar and mix until fully dissolved.
  • Add eggs, vanilla and mix until smooth.
  • Add flour and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix!
  • Pour batter in an 8 inch square pan, that's been lined with foil and sprayed with oil.
  • Spread batter evenly with a spatula.
  • 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.
  • Remove from oven and let the brownies cool to room temperature.
  • While the brownies are cooling, prepare frosting.
  • Once brownies are completely cool, spread frosting on top.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prior to serving, top off each slice with cherry pie filling, if you like. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 359kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 156mg, Potassium: 175mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 37g, Vitamin A: 422IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 359
Author: Abeer Rizvi

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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