February 12, 2018

Red wine & cherry dark chocolate chip brownies {#FoodBloggerLove}

#FoodBloggerLove is an event where a bunch of food bloggers get together and share the love for another fellow food blogger. This year I was assigned Fix Me a Little Lunch written by Ali, "a writer, recipe creator, cook. Oregon explorer, PNW fan." I had so much fun looking through her tasty blog and all her recipes. I was especially loving her cocktails section and have several marked to try including this blood orange whiskey sour (yum!) and roasted persimmon old fashioned (I mean, seriously, so yummy). I knew I wanted to make a recipe from her blog that would be perfect for sharing around Valentine's Day, so when I saw her Wine-y Dark Chocolate Brownies (yes, more alcohol, I realize this haha), I found the winner! These brownies are perfect for sharing with a crowd, or keep them to share with your Valentine along with the rest of the bottle of wine. They are delicious -- moist and chocolaty with all the dark chocolate chips inside and then have a slight tart and tangy flavor from the cherries. The red wine taste is subtle, but you can detect it when they are fully cool. A delicious flavor combination!

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Red wine & cherry dark chocolate brownies
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup red wine
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cherries

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 11"x7" baking dish and set aside.

Combine the butter, sugar, and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan over low heat. Whisk until the butter is melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and cool for about 5 minutes.

Whisk the eggs and vanilla into the chocolate mixture until well-combined. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour through salt and then stir it into the chocolate mixture a little at a time. Stir in the chocolate chips and cherries until just combined.

Pour the batter into the baking dish and spread evenly. Bake for about 35 minutes, until the edges begin to pull away from the dish and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Cool before slicing into squares.

What was I cooking one year ago?: chocolate chip cherry scones
Two years ago?: apple cornmeal muffins
Three years ago?: chicken & biscuit skillet pie
Four years ago?: soft pretzels w/ cheddar-ale dipping sauce
Five?: carrot-ginger soup
Six?: spinach-artichoke dip
Seven?: beer battered curry cauliflower
8?: lime tart


  1. This is just like German red wine cake we really love. YUMMY!

  2. I clearly need to bake with wine more often.

  3. Chocolate, cherries and red wine, oh my!

  4. Oh, the dried cherries won me over! It looks and sounds delicious and filled with love!

  5. Wine + Chocolate. How could you go wrong?! Perfect combination for Valentine's Day.

  6. What a great recipe! I am loving these flavors together!

  7. Mmmm, chocolate and red wine -- terrific combo! And the cherries? Well, they're the cherry on top of this recipe! Good stuff -- thanks.

  8. i've never tried incorporating wine in to brownies, but it's a great idea! wine and chocolate go hand in hand. :)

  9. Ohhh I love the idea of wine IN brownies! SO tasty. Love this and pinned it.

  10. Okey Dokey - Now I have a huge craving for these brownies. Awesome choice and your brownies are just perfect!

  11. I"ll have to sub out grape juice for the wine at my house but it looks delish! Thanks for sharing a lovely treat for a Chocolate Lovers Link Pary at Celebrate 365 Blog Party!


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