Rich raspberry brownie

Two slices of raspberry brownie close up

When I say rich raspberry brownie, I really, really mean rich. This is the stuff heart attacks and sugar crashes are made of.

It’s one of the best recipes I’ve come across for simplicity, and a simultaneous crowd pleasing factor.

Two slices of raspberry brownie on a plate
I recommend giving it to:
1.    hosts who are making you dinner
2.    work mates who are nice to you
3.    other people’s children right before giving them back to the parents (just for a laugh).

What I liked about this recipe was the fact you mixed in half the berries, and then put the other half on top.

Uncooked brownie mixture in a tray with raspberries on top

Place half your raspberries on top before baking

If this looks good, but you’re looking for a more run of the mill (but still amazing) brownie recipe, check this brownie recipe out I’ve posted previously.

Serve with ice cream, or just straight in your mouth.

Ingredients
200g dark chocolate, broken into chunks
100g milk chocolate, broken into chunks
250g pack salted butter
400g soft light brown sugar (2 cups lightly packed)
4 large eggs
140g plain flour (1 cup)
50g cocoa powder (1 cup)
200g raspberries

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a 20 x 30cm baking tray tin with baking parchment.
  2. Put the chocolate, butter and sugar in a pan and gently melt, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Remove from the heat.
  3. Stir the eggs, one by one, into the melted chocolate mixture. Sieve over the flour and cocoa, and stir in.
  4. Stir in half the raspberries, scrape into the tray, then scatter over the remaining raspberries.
  5. Bake on the middle shelf for 45 mins (original recipe said 30 mins, it needed the extra 15 as it was still very moist in the middle after 45).  It’s hard to tell when brownies are done, but as a rule it should be coming away from the edge a bit, but still wet in the middle when you give it a shake. Lightly spingy on the outside… gooey in the middle.
  6. Allow to cool completely before slicing into squares. If you try and slice a warm brownie it gets very messy very quickly.

Healthy? I’m going to hazard a guess and say… not really. I’m also not going to add up the calories as I don’t want to know.

Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. I recommend keeping it in the fridge in summer.

Gluten free: You could adapt this by switching out the flour, the recipe is moist enough and rich enough it would be fine.

Source: adapted from the Weight Watchers site (which is strange in itself, right?).

19 Comments on Rich raspberry brownie

  1. Dianne Hanson
    14 January 2013 at 8:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, this looks yummy and I might try it at weekend. There goes the diet :D

    Reply
    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      24 January 2013 at 5:19 pm (2 years ago)

      These are actually great while dieting because you really can’t have much as they’re so rich (are you buying it?)

      Reply
  2. Sarah
    15 January 2013 at 2:50 am (2 years ago)

    i love raspberries & chocolate together. love love love!

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    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      24 January 2013 at 5:18 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m also a sucker for white chocolate and raspberries.

      Reply
  3. Courtney
    15 January 2013 at 8:31 am (2 years ago)

    This is right up my alley right about now…

    Reply
  4. Victoria
    15 January 2013 at 10:45 am (2 years ago)

    Looks like a fantastic Valentine’s Day treat…or any day, for that matter! Yum!

    Reply
    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      24 January 2013 at 5:18 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh yea, Valentines is right around the corner! These would be nice.

      Reply
  5. Amy @ ElephantEats
    16 January 2013 at 2:04 am (2 years ago)

    Mmmm, never thought to add fruit to my brownies! Love it. Also, they look super fudgy :)

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    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      24 January 2013 at 5:17 pm (2 years ago)

      If you add fruit you see… they become healthy (kinda). :p

      Reply
  6. petit4chocolatier
    18 January 2013 at 2:49 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks wonderful. I wish there was a super like button!!

    Reply
  7. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    23 January 2013 at 8:40 am (2 years ago)

    I must make these! Oh, the wonderfulness of chocolate and raspberries. There really is no comparison. Your recipe does sound so rich and fantastic!

    Reply
    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      24 January 2013 at 5:17 pm (2 years ago)

      Yea, I think it redefines rich (at least in my books).

      Reply
  8. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    24 January 2013 at 4:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh dear.. I’m on Day Two of no sugar.. and I’ve got a killer headache, I’d give anything for a slice of this right now:) xx

    Reply
    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      24 January 2013 at 5:16 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh no! I get that when I do a caffeine detox. Stay strong Though, to be honest, I’ve never given up sugar (not sure it’s humanely possible for me).

      Reply
  9. Anonymous
    6 February 2013 at 11:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh wow, I love brownies and raspberries = heavenly combination!

    Reply
  10. Camilla
    20 February 2013 at 8:22 am (2 years ago)

    I think I’ve died and gone to heaven just looking at these brownies, my husband doesn’t like raspberries so if I made these there were be so many more slices for me and the kids:-)

    Reply
    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      25 February 2013 at 9:49 am (2 years ago)

      That’s often a clear advantage I think! And how can he now like raspberries… :)

      Reply

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