Dark Chocolate + Cherry Swirl Brownies

Last night was the series finale of Futurama.

True to form, it was funny, smart, and tugged at the heart strings.

Thank you Futurama. It’s been an amazing seven seasons.

Dark Chocolate + Cherry Swirl Brownies

Yield: 24 brownies


  • Brownie Batter
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter (1 ½ sticks), melted
  • Cherry Swirl Topping
  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 15 cherries ( I used Bing) , pitted and roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 13×9 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine sugars, salt, cocoa powder, and flour with a whisk.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, and butter. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and gently mix. Be sure to not over mix.
  5. In a medium bowl whisk together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Fold in cherries.
  6. Pour brownie batter into the pan. Dollop cherry cream cheese topping over the batter. Swirl batter using a toothpick or butter knife.
  7. Bake for 32-37 minutes.

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