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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