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Spicy cherry chocolate brownies

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 12 to 16
Spicy cherry chocolate brownies
(Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
1

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 13-by-9-inch baking dish.

2

In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly combined.

3

In a separate medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and salt.

4

Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Continue mixing until evenly combined to form a batter.

5

Gently fold in the cherries and chocolate chips using a spatula. Pour the batter into the baking dish, using the spatula to level the top of the batter.

6

Bake until the brownies are set and a toothpick comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove the brownies to a rack, and cool completely before serving.


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