Brownie Cherries Jubilee

Saturday, February 11, 2012
This heart-shaped Brownie Cherries Jubilee is the easiest fancy dessert made in minutes.

If you love cherries and chocolate and want a romantic dessert that is super easy, this will be one of the most impressive romantic desserts you'll ever make.

The jubilee has rum in it and can easily be ignited to create that dessert-perfect atmosphere for Valentine's Day or any special event for that special loved one in your life.

The brownies can be all homemade with our recipe or use a mix plus the cherries can be canned or from a jar with just a few simple steps you'll have a delicious fancy dessert.

For other creative heart, food recipes check out our all Heart Shaped Food Ideas they are all super easy to make.

Scroll down to our printable recipe card for instructions for your special Valentine's Day dessert or an occasion you want to make that's a wow factor in taste and presentation.

this is a brownie baked with cherries jubilee on top

What You Will Need to do Step by Step

  1. bake our brownie recipe or use a mix in a heart-shaped pan
  2. cool it
  3. make the jubilee sauce the night before and chill it
  4. thicken the sauce the next day before assembling the cake
  5. top with the jubilee warm sauce or serve it over ice cream ignited

heart brownie jubliee with a rose on a white plate

Ingredients You Will Need

  • brownie baked in a heart pan
  • canned or jarred cherries with juice
  • rum
  • cornstarch
  • almond extract

brownie ingredients for jubilee with cherries

Tips and Substitutions for Brownie Cherries Jubilee

  • any brownie mix can be used.
  • use strawberries instead of cherries if you have fruit allergies
  • substitute rum for cherry liqueur
  • any 8 x 8-inch pan can be used if you don't have a heart pan
  • bake a cake instead of brownies

cherries warmed in a chaffing dish for jubilee

Fancier Valentine's Day Brownie Suggestions:

Brownie Cherries Jubilee

Brownie Cherry Jubilee
Yield: 6
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 50 Min
A wonderful Valentine's Day Brownie topped with Cherries Jubilee with or without the flame for a romantic dessert.


  • Brownie Recipe (or use your favorite brownie mix):
  • 2 squares(1- oz each) of unsweetened chocolate melted in the microwave or over hot water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Cherry Rum Jubilee Topping:
  • 2 cups Dark Sweet Sweet Pitted Cherries canned drained ( I used one can)
  • 1/4 cup Dark Rum or use a Cherry Liquor
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Add all cherry rum Topping ingredients to a bowl, cover, and chill overnight.


  1. Brownie Instructions:
  2. Mix all ingredients together until well blended, around 50 strokes by hand.
  3. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes in an 8x8 greased pan or pan of choice.
  4. Note: Use a heart-shaped pan, if available. Cool completely.
  5. Cherry Rum Sauce Instructions:
  6. When ready to assemble your dessert:
  7. Drain the cherries, with all juice, and place into a small saucepan.
  8. In a small bowl add one tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with a little juice to make a paste.
  9. Add juice.
  10. Stir and cook till thickened around 3 or 4 minutes on medium heat.
  11. Place the cherries and juices in a chafing dish, stir, and keep warm.
  12. Note: Add an additional tablespoon on top of the cherries of more rum and ignite with a long lighter if you desire a flame effect.
  13. To assemble:
  14. On a plate, arrange Amaretto cherries on top of the brownie and pour some of the thickened juice on the brownie.
  15. You can also serve this jubilee over ignited on top of a cherry flavored, or vanilla ice cream.
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  1. Love the idea of heart-shape brownie..perfect for the coming V-day! The Amaretto cherry topping looks terrific.

  2. What wonderful brownies! Chocolate and cherries are an amazing combination. I love this. Bye, have a great we

  3. Claudia this looks amazing! The heart shape is perfect for Valentine's Day :)

  4. Amaretto and cherry is such a delight, I love the cherries in this!! The brownie isn't shabby either :) I think I'll make this for my husband, he'll LOVE it!

  5. Chocolate and cherries and amaretto oh my! What a knock out combination. These ought to win a few hearts for Valentines.

  6. Wow my husband would be mad if I did this. He is a chocoholic!I might treat him this valentine!

  7. So romantic!Perfect for Valentine's day!xxx

  8. Be still my heart! Chocolates and cherries = love and goodness. Beautifully done.

  9. OMG-Claudia, you have no idea how much you inspired me with those incredible cherries, that our Publix actually carries. What an amazing idea, with the heart shaped brownies, and to keep them heated. The first thing I would do, is to ignite them, so they would give out their super amazing aroma, and for "show"...superb!
    Such a romantic perfect for Valentine's:DDD

  10. This look delicious! Thanks for adding me on food buzz! =)

  11. Wow what a decadent and delicious Valentines treat!
    Mary x

  12. What a cute idea for a Valentine's treat!!

  13. All these goodies with that Oregon fruit. I am about ready to go buy several cans after seeing all your recent posts. This one really sings out Valentine's to me. I so wish you had a bakery around here-I would surely stop in for this and bring some friends along once for all to enjoy and then again with my hubby for just us two to enjoy together! That would make for a very delicious way to enjoy Valentine's. Great post Claudia!

  14. I just did a comment here, but am wondering if you got it or I was too fast and pressing enter. Anyhow, to sum it up, I like this so much I wish you had a bakery here. I would spend Valentine's day there twice, one with my friends and one with just the hubby. It would be such a delicious way to spend that special day. Awesome creation-I am ready to buy some Oregon fruit now too!

  15. Now this is Valentine's at its best. You just can't beat the combination of chocolate and cherries. I hope you and your husband have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  16. Claudia,
    Your brownie sounds so good with dark rum Cherry Sauce. My hubby likes dark rum, so this would be perfect for next year. I already made a brownie heart with dark chocolate ganache, but cherries will be next!

    Have a Happy Valentine's Day!!!

  17. NOM NOM NOM!

    I LOVE cherries.

    AND chocolate!?! *faints*

  18. The brownie looks amazing, but that sauce! That is to die for!

  19. I have to say, a rum brownie sounds delicious! :) looks very scrumptious, and very Valentine's Day appropriate!

  20. Gorgeous! Nothing better than chocolate and cherries together!

  21. Oh goodness does this ever look decedent!


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