Several years ago my sister, Debbie and I purchased these special baking pans called tiara pans. Duncan Hines cake mixes were selling them as a set…cake mix/pan. The pan has a fluted edge with a hollow center for fillings. My sister and I created our own recipe out of a favorite brownie recipe we had always used and cherry pie filling as the topping. It makes a pretty dessert! I had not made one of these Cherry Brownies (that’s what we have always called this dessert.) for a very long time. I asked my daughter recently what cake she wanted for her birthday…She ordered the Cherry Brownie.
2 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1 cup melted butter
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts (optional)…* I don’t include.
Mix all of the above together. Pour into a tiara pan, which has been greased and floured. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 25 minutes.
When cool, invert pan onto a serving plate. Pour a can of cherry pie filling in the center.
Slice, serve and enjoy.