Vegan Cherry and Almond Brownies by Good Food Magazine

BBC good food vegan cherry and almond brownies

It’s been a couple of weeks since I made my last brownie recipe for my quest. Today’s recipe is brought to you by BBC good food in the form of these ‘Vegan Cherry and Almond Brownies.’ I thought I would stray temporarily from the traditional and try this recipe to see what it could offer.

I used a slightly larger tray than specified in the recipe so these turned out a little thinner than usual although were still thick enough. Just drop the cooking time a little if you use a larger tray. I also didn’t have golden caster sugar so used 50/50 caster and light brown instead.

Brownie mixture before going into the oven
The finished BBC good food brownie



We found these really crumbly. Looking at the photo on the good food website they looked a lot more solid so not sure why there is such a big difference. They were also pretty sweet which dominated the chocolate flavour but texture was almost spot on. The cherries didn’t really add anything though.

  1. Cakiness: 7.5 (but far too crumbly, could be the almonds perhaps?)
  2. Gooiness: 8
  3. Crispy top: 9
  4. Chocolateyness: 7
  5. Sweetness: 7
  6. Ease of making: 8
  7. Ingredient complexity: 8
  8. Overall taste: 7.5

To make them better I think omitting the cherries and reducing the sugar will prove beneficial. However the crumbliness is a major problem! Other commenters on the website seem to have noted this too so it’s nice to know I’m not alone. I wouldn’t say that they are overcooked as the texture itself was pretty good which was probably helped by the almonds. Dropping the amount of these may help.


    1. These were pretty spot on and had everything you could ask for in a brownie: chocolate sweet gooey cakiness 🙂 Do you have a favourite recipe I could try next?! 😉 And well done on reaching 100 followers!


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