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Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

These Chocolate Raspberry Brownies are a fruit and chocolate lover’s heaven. They’re rich, chocolatey, fudgy brownies layered with a delicious cream cheese raspberry jam frosting. 

A pan of chocolate raspberry brownies.


Let’s talk brownies. Knock your socks off delicious brownies. I love brownies of all kinds but these raspberry brownies have to be one of my favorite. They are rich, from scratch and topped with a creamy chocolate raspberry frosting.

Once a month I get together with a group of friends to play Bunco. It is a fun excuse to hang out with the girls and catch up. Everyone is in charge of bringing one appetizer, drink or dessert to the party to keep us fed throughout the evening. After all, rolling dice all night can make a girl hungry.

Last month I decided to bring these raspberry brownies and all the ladies went crazy for them. Almost everyone asked for the recipe and wondered what the secret ingredient was in the frosting.

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Why You’ll Love These Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

  • Simple recipe. Five ingredient brownies and a five ingredient frosting…and you probably have most of what you all ingredients you might already have in your kitchen!
  • Perfect for sharing. These brownies are plenty rich, so they’re perfect for cutting into bite-sized pieces and serving at parties.
  • Chocolate and raspberry. Need I say more?

Ingredients

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    • Butter – I use salted butter. If all you have is unsalted, you may want to add a pinch of salt to the batter yourself.
    • Chocolate Chips – I recommend semi-sweet chocolate chips for just the right amount of chocolatey flavor.
    • Eggs – Eggs bind everything together and create a super fudgy texture.
    • Brown Sugar – Adds sweetness and moisture to the batter.
    • All-Purpose Flour – Gives the brownies their structure.
    • Baking Powder – Provides the batter with a little bit of a lift for lighter, fluffier brownies.
    • Raspberry Frosting – We’re making a simple raspberry frosting using semisweet chocolate chips, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and raspberry jam. Optionally, finish your brownies off with a layer of mini chocolate chips or chocolate sprinkles for garnish.
    Ingredients to make chocolate raspberry brownies.

    How to Make Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

    • Step One: Preheat oven 350°F.
    • Step Two: In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate chips over low heat. Once melted let chocolate cool slightly.
    Steps to make chocolate raspberry brownies.
    • Step Three: Beat together eggs and brown sugar in a large bowl.
    Steps to make chocolate raspberry brownies.
    • Step Four: Stir in melted chocolate.
    Steps to make chocolate raspberry brownies.
    • Step Five: Whisk flour and baking powder together in a small bowl.
    Steps to make chocolate raspberry brownies.
    • Step Six: Stir into chocolate mixture.
    • Step Seven: Line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or spray baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
    • Step Eight: Pour brownie mixture in baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool.
    Steps to make chocolate raspberry brownies.
    • Step Nine: For the frosting, melt chocolate chips in the microwave or over a double boiler. Cool slightly.
    Steps to make chocolate raspberry brownies.
    • Step Ten: Beat together cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl. Mix in jam and then stir in melted chocolate.
    Steps to make chocolate raspberry brownies.
    • Step Eleven: Spread frosting over brownies.
    Steps to make chocolate raspberry brownies.

    • Step Twelve: Top with mini chocolate chips or sprinkles.
    Steps to make chocolate raspberry brownies.

    Equipment Needed

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    Recipe Tips and Tricks

    • Line or grease the pan. I like to line the pan with parchment paper so the brownies can easily be lifted out in one piece. If you don’t have parchment paper, you can also grease the pan lightly with cooking spray so the brownies don’t stick on the bottom.
    • Don’t overmix the batter. Mix only until just combined for the best texture.
    • To check the brownies for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, then they’re ready to go.
    • Cool completely. Make sure the brownies are completely cooled off before you add the frosting. If they’re still warm, the cream cheese will just melt.
    • For clean slices, run a sharp knife under warm water, dry it off, then slice. Repeat these steps between slices for perfect cuts.
    Chocolate raspberry brownies cut into squares with raspberries around them.

    Variations and Substitutions

    • Want even more raspberry flavor? Add fresh raspberries or swirl additional raspberry jam into the batter.
    • Add nuts. Add a little bit of nutty crunch by stirring in a handful of chopped walnuts or pecans.
    • Use another jam. Try strawberry jam, blackberry jam, rhubarb jam, you name it.
    • Add baking chips. Try adding some extra texture with semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks, white chocolate chips, or even peanut butter chips.
    A plate of three chocolate raspberry brownies.

    Storage Instructions

    Baked and frosted raspberry brownies must be stored in the refrigerator because of the cream cheese frosting. There, they will last for 5-7 days.

    You can also store unfrosted brownies at room temperature for 2 days, then add the frosting just before serving.

    Can I freeze brownies?

    You can freeze these brownies, but you must do so unfrosted. To freeze, bake and cool as directed, then wrap the brownies tightly in plastic wrap and store them in the freezer for up to 1 month. 

    When you’re ready to serve them, simply thaw them at room temperature, then add the frosting and serve.

    A chocolate raspberry brownie with a bite out of it.

    What is the Secret to Moist Brownies?

    There are a couple of key steps you can take to make sure that your brownies are perfectly moist!

    1. Spoon and level the flour. To make sure you accurately measure the flour, I recommend spooning it into the measuring cup, then gently leveling it off with your finger. This prevents it from getting too packed in. Too much flour can result in dry brownies.
    2. Don’t over-bake. Take the brownies out as soon as a toothpick comes out of the center clean. I recommend checking early, then adding time only as needed. Over- baked brownies can quickly become dry.

    What Makes Brownies Fudgy?

    There are a couple of things that contribute to the overall fudginess of these brownies. 

    1. Brown sugar. The extra moisture in brown sugar creates a softer, fudgier texture.
    2. Minimal mixing. For the fudgiest texture, mix the brownies only until just combined. Mixing too much will add too much air to the batter resulting in a cakier texture. 
    A stack of chocolate raspberry brownies.

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    Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 25
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 40 minutes
    Rich, knock-your-socks off good! These fudgy brownies are made from scratch and topped with a creamy chocolate raspberry frosting.

    Ingredients
      

    • ½ cup salted butter
    • 1 ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
    • 2 large eggs
    • ¾ cup brown sugar dark or light
    • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
    • ½ tsp baking powder

    Frosting

    • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    • 1 package cream cheese 8oz/250g package, softened
    • ¼ cup powdered sugar
    • cup seedless raspberry jam
    • Mini chocolate chips, sprinkles optional

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven 350℉.
    • In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate chips over low heat. Once melted let chocolate cool slightly.
    • Beat together eggs and brown sugar in a large bowl.
    • Stir in melted chocolate.
    • Whisk flour and baking powder together in a small bowl and then stir into chocolate mixture.
    • Line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or spray baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
    • Pour brownie mixture in baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool.
    • For the frosting, melt chocolate chips in the microwave or over a double boiler. Cool slightly.
    • Beat together cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl. Mix in jam and then stir in melted chocolate.
    • Spread frosting over brownies.
    • Optional: Top with mini chocolate chips or sprinkles.
    • Store in the refrigerator.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

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    46 Comments

    1. Yummmmm! I MUST make a vegan version of this!! This looks super good.

      *Maisy

    2. Your Chocolate Raspberry Brownies look delicious! This was our Most Clicked from last week’s Snickerdoodle Party and will be featured on all of the co-hosts blogs at today’s party. We hope to see you there!

    3. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says:

      I have such a weakness for brownies and these look amazing! Thanks for sharing at our party! Featuring you tomorrow night!

    4. Brandon Sparks says:

      This looks just amazing. I will have to try it out for the family.

    5. Elva Roberts says:

      The pictures of these Chocolate Raspberry Squares are mouth-watering. I love this recipe and have saved it. Thank you so much for it.

    6. kathy downey says:

      I love the combination of chocolate and raspberries,those are two of my favorite things !

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