WOW! These Cherry Ripe Brownies look AMAZING! Thanks Holly for entering your recipe into our Scanpan Baking Competition.
Holly says: “This recipe has no added refined sugars and is also gluten free.  It’s also a healthier alternative to the classic cherry slice recipes that are loaded with butter and condensed milk.  I created this for my inlaws Christmas show and it was a raging hit.”
The competition closes on 15th January so there’s still time to get your entries in and you can see all the details here
Cherry Ripe

Brownie Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder

Filling Ingredients:

  • 300g pitted cherries, drained (fresh, frozen or canned)
  • 100g shredded coconut
  • 60g chia seeds
  • 90g coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Topping Ingredients:

  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and prepare either a brownie tin (18 x 25cm) or a 20cm square tin by greasing and lining with baking paper with an overhang on 2 opposite sides to allow the slice to be easily lifted out once set
  • Whisk together the eggs, maple syrup, milk, butter, baking soda and the vinegar until well combined
  • Mix through the cacao and coconut flour until smooth and well combined
  • Pour the batter evenly into the prepared tin
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the centre is set
  • Remove from the oven, leave the brownie in the tin and sit for at least 15 minutes before preparing the filling.
  • To prepare the filling, place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until combined and textured with some small lumps of cherries.
  • Spread the mixture evenly over the brownie base and place in the freezer while you prepare the topping.
  • To prepare the topping, place the dark chocolate and coconut oil in an small heatproof bowl and sit over a saucepan of simmering water stirring with a butter knife until melted
  • Spread the topping evenly over the cherry filling and place on a flat surface in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours, but preferably overnight to allow to set.

Makes: 24 squares
162 Calories per square

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