Black Forest Shortcakes

No time to make dessert? Purchased brownies come to the rescue in this 20-minute recipe.

Black Forest Shortcakes
Servings: 4 Prep 20 mins


  • 1/4 cup cherry preserves (reserve 1 tablespoon syrup)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 packaged brownies, sliced horizontally through middle

Make It

1. Mix reserved cherry syrup and preserves in bowl. Stir in cherries.

2. Beat heavy cream in bowl until soft peaks form. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form.

3. Place bottom half of each brownie on individual dessert plate. Spoon 1/3 cup of cherry mixture over brownie. Top with dollop of whipped cream, with remaining brownie half and another dollop of whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 442, Fat, total (g): 24, chol. (mg): 82, sat. fat (g): 7, carb. (g): 58, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 114, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.