Boreal Forest Cranberry Brownies

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

Recipe: #2556

November 14, 2011

Categories: Brownies

"This recipe is from a cookbooklet I bought on the Washington coast, "CRANBERRY HARVEST FESTIVAL 2002 COOKBOOK", put out by the Cranberry Coast Chamber of Commerce to raise money to stage the annual festival."

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (155.1 g)
  • Calories 566.2
  • Total Fat - 24.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 117.7 mg
  • Sodium - 319.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 87.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.4 g
  • Sugars - 69.7 g
  • Protein - 6.6 g
  • Calcium - 65.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

NOTE: to make cranberry juice for icing (if you don't have bottle juice on hand) simmer cranberries for brownies a few minutes in 1/8 cup water. Drain and reserve liquid and use berries in brownies.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350°F Coat a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 3

Combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Step 4

Melt 1 cup butter in large saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup cocoa powder. Add 2 cups sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoons almond extract; stir until well blended.

Step 5

Stir chocolate mixture into flour mixture. Add cranberries and nuts and mix just until blended.

Step 6

Pour batter into baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.

Step 7

Cool completely and frost.

Step 8

FROSTING: Melt 3 tbls. butter in small saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 teaspoons almond extract, cranberry sauce and juice; stir well. Add confectioners' sugar; mix until well blended. Spread over cooled brownies.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


O.M.G., Mike! These are the BEST brownies! It's that icing - I could eat it with a spoon (actually, I did...). The taste of the icing is so reminiscent of Black Forest Cake - but there's no cherries! Wonderful - if I could give it 10 stars, I would. My pic will show thin brownies, because I used too big a pan - but they're still amazing. 5/3/14 - Just wanted to add that we used leftover frosting to dip strawberries. I'm swooning...


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(15 Apr 2014)

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