Traverse City's famous tart cherries get double billing in this sundae--baked in the brownies and spooned on top. But there's another local fruit hiding here. Chef Adam Raupp of Mission Table restaurant adds a little Riesling to the sauce.

Source: Midwest Living


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325°. Grease a 13×9-inch baking pan and line with parchment paper; set aside.

  • In a large heavy saucepan, heat butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth; cool slightly.

  • Whisk in eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; stir until combined. Pour batter into prepared baking pan; spread evenly. Arrange cherries evenly over top of batter, gently pressing in.

  • Bake until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool slightly. Serve warm brownies topped with ice cream and cherry sauce.


If using frozen cherries, measure them frozen and then give them a couple of hours to thaw. Drain the cherries and pat them dry with paper towels before placing on the brownies.


In a medium saucepan, stir together 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cornstarch; stir in 1/2 cup Riesling. Add 2 cups fresh or frozen pitted tart cherries. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Serve sauce warm or cooled to room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

464 calories; total fat 21g; saturated fat 13g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 6g; cholesterol 111mg; sodium 188mg; potassium 296mg; carbohydrates 65g; fiber 3g; sugar 48g; protein 6g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 1091IU; vitamin c 4mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 42mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 96mg; iron 2mg.