There was a good deal on cherries in syrup at the grocery store, so we picked up a jar of them. With them we created these Vegan Black Forest Brownies which are so divine. The texture is a bit unique, it holds together well, but it also has a lightness to it, like a cake. They’re soft and decadent.
Dates are super healthy and are a natural sweetener. Because we’ve included the dates in this recipe, we only needed to add 1/3 cup of sugar to sweeten this brownie cake the rest of the way.
This Black Forest brownie cake didn’t last 1 day in our house. Will it make it a whole day in your house?
Vegan Black Forest Brownies
- food processor
- 8 oz pitted dates
- 1/2 cup vegan butter (we used coconut spread)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 1 cup oat milk (divided) (or another non-dairy milk)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1-2 cups cherries (strained from a can/jar)
- In a food processor mix 8 oz. dates, 1/2 cup vegan butter, 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder, and 1/2 cup oat milk. Try to get it as smooth as you can.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Move the mixture into a large bowl, using a spatula to scrape it all out.
- Add to the mixture: 1 tsp vanilla, 1 cup flour, 1 tbsp corn starch, 1/2 cup oat milk, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/2 tsp baking soda. Mix well using a hand mixer if you have one.
- Gently stir in the cherries. If you want to get cherries in nearly every bite, you can use up to 2 cups of them.
- Line a baking dish with parchment paper, then pour mixture onto the parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Most likely a toothpick won't come out completely clean if you test with it, but that's OK! Let it cool for at least 15 minutes before diving in.
Vegan Black Forest Brownie Cake Shopping List
- Food Processor
- Baking Dish
- Non-Dairy Butter
- Cacao Powder
- Non-Dairy Milk
- Corn Starch
- Baking Soda
See our other Vegan dessert recipes!
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