Black Forest Brownies

1-1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter
1 cup baking cocoa
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. pure almond extract
1 cup maraschino cherries
1/2 cup chopped nuts


1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners sugar
6 Tbsp. baking cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped nuts

Combine flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat and stir in cocoa until smooth. Blend in eggs, sugar and extracts. Stir in flour mixture, cherries and nuts. Pour into a greased 13x9" baking dish. Bake for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Fro icing blend butter, vanilla, sugar, cocoa and milk until smooth, spread over hot brownies. Sprinkle with nuts. Cool before cutting.

Yield 3 dozen