Cherry Cabernet Brownies

Jun 24, 2014 by

Cherry Cabernet Brownies

Here I am wanting to start my recipe blog and never get around it, then one day I’m on facebook and I mention Cherry Cabernet Brownies and everyone wants the recipe, that if I had my blog going I could readily post. Instead, I have to post it here among my other mental meanderings. Alas, it’s still great to share. I’m without a photo of the brownies, so grapes will have to do.

I call them Spicy because I add extra cinnamon to almost everything that calls for it. So, if you do the same, be sure to adjust the rest of the dry ingredients accordingly, so the brownies will be moist. Cherries, cinnamon, cabernet and chocolate. Is there really any need for anything else in life??

Here’s the recipe!

Cherry Cabernet Brownies

Servings: 1 dozen

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract (Trader Joe’s Bourbon Vanilla is delish in this)

3 large eggs

3/4 cup white flour

1/2 cup LESS 2 TB cocoa powder (note the LESS)

2 Tablespoons Cabernet Flour (order online at

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup dried sweet cherries (also found at Trader Joe’s)

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Note: This is a basic brownie recipe with the cabernet flour substituting some of the cocoa powder. I love the extra deepness that the cabernet adds. The flour is simply the grape skins dried and ground to a fine flour-like powder. You can only substitute 8-15% of the recipe’s flour with the cabernet flour. So don’t go crazy.

HEAT oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×9 inch baking dish

IN A LARGE BOWL, using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly combined.

IN A MEDIUM BOWL, combine the flour, cocoa powder, cabernet flour, cinnamon and salt.

BEAT the dry ingredients into the butter mixture.

FOLD in the cherries and chocolate chips. POUR into the baking pan. BAKE 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.

Invite your friends over, serve with milk and/or coffee and wallow in the dark rich yumminess!

I’m in piggy heaven over this recipe!

If you try it, be sure to let me know how it turned out.


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