Chocolate Cherry S’more Meringue Brownie

A decadent dessert or tea-time treat this gorgeous Chocolate Cherry S’more Brownie is a sweet that falls in the to-die-for category.

Smore's Cherry and Cherry Brownie

Once you take that first bite and experience the toasty outer layer, the impeccably soft and oh so light meringue follows, and to bite through what could only be described as the refined cousin of a brownie.

The first time I made this, the cherry was an afterthought. Something that would look nice inside the brownie. Now, without fail every time these S’more brownies are made the cherry must be included. Cherries, chocolate and meringue are perfect trio companions.
This entire s’mores brownie is certainly an experience to savour.

Preparation: 45 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins

Baking Dish : Square 20cm

Ingredients

1/2 cup / 115 grams butter

1/2 cup caster sugar

2 large eggs ( 80g each, not from the fridge – room temp)

1/2 cup cocoa powder

50g dark chocolate

1/2 tspn salt

1/2 tspn baking powder

2 teaspoons vanilla essence

3/4 of a cup /195 grams plain flour

16 cherries ( strained tinned preferred for the soft texture )
Meringue Frosting
4 egg whites

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 tspn vinegar

Method

Preheat oven to 170°C fan forced.

Double line the baking dish. Use a baking dish with a removable base as this will help with separating the brownie from the baking dish once cooked without ruining the meringue.

Sift Cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt together.

Melt the butter and chocolate over a double boiler .

Once the chocolate and butter has melted to form a silky texture remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly. It’s important the chocolate and butter is still in a liquid state. If you let it cool completely depending on the temperature of your kitchen it will start to thicken and remder your brownie mix too thick. I have added this comment to emphasize the importance of ensuring this is nice and silky soft and warm still.

Whisk together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla essence in a separate bowl until light and fluffy.

Whisk together the egg and chocolate mixture.

Lastly sift in the cocoa, baking powder, and flour until just mixed through it’s best to do this by hand so that you don’t over mix.

If your eggs were not large, and still a little cold your mix may be too thick. Add a little milk one or two tablespoons to loosen.

To make the meringue whisk together the egg whites over a double boiler. Use the lowest heat setting possibly so that the egg does not curdle. Whisk until stiff Peaks form. A picture has been provided for guidance.

Add the sugar slowly and vinegar and whisk for another minute over the double boiler until the sugar granules have melted.

Smore's Cherry and Cherry Brownie
Smore’s Chocolate and Cherry Brownie

Poor the brownie mixture into double lined baking dish. Arrange cherries. No need to push them through as the cherries will fall into the batter as it’s cooking.

Smore's Chocolate and Cherry Brownie

Your stiff meringues can now be carefully placed on top of the brownie mixture don’t push them down. Carefully add meringue on top.

Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes. With a blowtorch pass over themeeingue. You can place the brownie under the grill to colour but never leave it. Watch it the whole time as it only takes a minute to burn.

Allow to cool completely for an hour before removing. Push the cake with a base up in order to remove the cake with the other hand remove the side without touching the Meringue. You may need someone else to help you if you’re not comfortable.

Cut into square pieces and serve immediately.

The brownie keeps up to a day in the fridge.

Smore's Chocolate and Cherry Brownie

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19 Comments Add yours

    1. Hi Josette amazingly simple yet looks gorgeous and tastes scrumptious. Without it being too sweet. ( I reduelced the sugar ) I may do a cake equivalent…

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  1. Oh wow, this is a combination that is hard to resist! I’m debating if I should make it, as it’ll probably disappear way too quickly… 🙂

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  2. Dianna says:

    This looks amazing!

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    1. It is… And you know not difficult 🙂

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  3. jyo says:

    Looks too good✌✌

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  4. Megala says:

    Looks absolutely delicious !

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    1. So glad you like 🙂

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  5. mistimaan says:

    Looks too yummy 🙂

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  6. Shannon says:

    These look amazing! 😀

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  7. Adele Pile says:

    Yummm. Could I use frozen cherries, or do you think that they have too much liquid in them???

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    1. Hi Adele, sorry for the delay in replying. I haven’t tried them frozen. I would let the frozen cherries defrost on a strainer before using.

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    2. Hi Adele, sorry for the delay in replying. My comment seems to have gone elsewhere.. oops! I havent tried them frozen. I would let the frozen cherries defrost on a strainer before using.

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  8. chefkreso says:

    This cake looks so yummy, makes my mouth water and it is so easy to make!

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    1. Thank you chefkreso. It is easy!

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  9. Wendy says:

    OMG – looks divine!

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