Today I am sharing a dessert for all of my fellow chocolate lovers. These Chocolate Cherry Brownies are tender and moist bursting with chocolate flavors followed by the unique tanginess of cherries. Yes please! This dessert starts with a brownie base, topped with cherry compote, cherry-macadamia cream, and homemade chocolate layer. There’s never a bad time to dig into a delicious raw vegan dessert, and this healthy cherry brownie recipe is a wonderful option for Valentine’s Day.
This recipe will make you fall in love with the powerful combination of chocolate and cherry. It’s a match made in heaven, chocolate-cherry dream, the perfect Valentine (or any time!) brownies! This is one seriously good dessert.
If you’re looking for a fun and super flavorful dessert for Valentine’s Day, give these brownies a try.
More Valentine’s Day desserts to try:
Pandan and Matcha Mousse Cakes in a Jar
Vibrant Pink Bounty Bars
Beetroot and Raspberry Brownie
Ferrero Rocher Truffles
Beetroot & Chocolate Mousse Cake
Cherry Dream Bars
Blackberry Beet Bliss Balls
Charming Pink Raspberry Slices
Chocolate Pudding with Beetroot & Raspberry Jam
Red Velvet Fudge and Beetroot Lemonade
As usual ➛ nobake, raw, vegan, dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free and 100% delicious. I really hope you enjoy making this recipe. It’s:
⬩ Chocolate-cherry dream!
⬩ This dessert has an intense chocolate flavor
⬩ It’s the perfect combination of sweet and sour
⬩ Not so sweet cherry-chocolate brownie base and cherry compote adds bursting fruit flavor in every bite
Substitutions for nut free version
Macadamia ➛ you can swap them out for raw sunflower seeds, also canned coconut milk or silken tofu can be an excellent alternative.
I love cherries! Cherries are a versatile fruit that offer great flavor and a lot of health benefits. For example, cherries are incredibly good for the body and boast a variety of health benefits. In fact, did you know that cherries have a lower GI index than almost any other fruit and boast anti-inflammatory properties? They also include plenty of fiber and can even help you sleep better. They go so well with different flavors such as lime, coconut, peaches, plums, nectarines, and also my absolute favorite apricots. But when it comes to chocolate, cherries perform in a special way. It’s tanginess really brings a certain kick to the chocolate’s deep and strong flavor.
- For the Brownie
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup oat flour
- 3 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoon raw cacao powder
- 3 tablespoon nut milk
- 1 teaspoon cherry water, from the thawed cherries
- 50 grams of dairy-free dark chocolate, melted
- 15 frozen cherries, thawed at room temperature
- pinch Pink Himalayan salt
- For the Cherry Jelly
- 1 cup (40-45) frozen cherries, thawed at room temperature
- 2 tablespoon cherry water, from the thawed cherries
- 1+ ½ tablespoon coconut nectar
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- ⅓ cup cherry water, from the thawed cherries
- ½ teaspoon agar agar powder
- For the Cherry Cream
- ½ cup macadamia, soaked
- ¼ cup nut milk
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 3 tablespoon xylitol
- ½ tablespoon sunflower lecithin
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- ½ cup thawed cherries
- For the Chocolate Layer
- 3 tablespoon raw cacao powder
- 2 tablespoon coconut nectar
- 2 + ½ tablespoon coconut cream
- 2 + ½ tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For the Brownie - Add the base ingredients to a food processor and process until it resembles fine crumbs and sticks together when pressed. Press into the base of lined 6-inch cake tin and place in the refrigerator.
- For the Cherry Jelly - in a large rectangular dish mix together the cherries with cherry water, coconut nectar and cinnamon powder. Dehydrate at 105°F for 4 hours. Spread cherries over the brownie base. Set aside. Add cherry water and agar powder in a small sauce pan, whisk the mixture together and bring it to boil. When agar mixture starts to solidify pour over the cherries. Place in the refrigerator for roughly 30 minutes to fully set.
- For the Cherry Cream - Place everything in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour the cherry cream over the cherry jelly.
- For the Chocolate Layer - Place everything in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour the chocolate over the cherry cream, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Remove from the tin, slice straight away (separate them with parchment paper so they don’t stick together) and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4- 5 days.
- Decorate with cacao nibs, edible rosebuds or petals, pomegranate and sprinkle some chocolate shavings. Enjoy!
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What is Agar Agar?
Agar agar is made of algae that can jell liquid substance at room temperature. Agar agar is high in fiber, and super low in calorie. It is also a perfect substitute for the animal-based gelatin. I prefer using powdered agar agar the best because it’s the easiest to use among all. If you don’t have powdered agar agar, here’s what you can do to substitute:
In general: 1 tsp (2 gr) powdered agar agar = 1 tbsp (4 gr) agar agar flakes
Tip for using Agar Agar
If it’s also your first-time using agar agar powder, my best tip for you is to:
➦ Never dissolve Agar Agar powder or flakes in hot liquid. They will clump and there’s the end of it. Make sure you stir to dissolve the Agar before cooking.
➦ Let the mixture comes to gentle boil. Always ensure the agar liquid comes to a boil. So many times, people have failed at using this powder because the liquid doesn’t come to a boil, causing the liquid to stay in a liquid format. Never over boil your agar liquid. One minute is enough.
➦ Work quickly with it. Agar solidifies liquids fast, so the trick is keeping this liquid a liquid is by keeping on very low heat, so it doesn’t solidify.