Raspberry Truffle Brownies

I don’t know about you guys, but my local grocery store has been getting in some gorgeous berries the past couple weeks. It’s my idea of California Dreamin’ in these bleak winter months. What a wonderful state – right? To produce this kind of produce all year long? Seems like the cold has finally REALLY set in here, and I’m ready to pack my bags!

So, yeah – these brownies. They’re nothing short of amazing. I changed the original recipe up a bit by adding whole raspberries to the brownie batter, and also by adding some pureed berries in place of the raspberry jam in the topping. The result was a moist chocolate brownie, studded with tart raspberries – and topped with a not-to-sweet raspberry chocolate frosting. That’s important, because I was a bit concerned they’d be too sweet – but it really was just right.

These would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, but honestly I don’t think you’ll want to wait another month and a half to make these. If the berries in your store are looking good, pick some up and make them this weekend. You won’t regret it!

15 Comments

  1. Posted January 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM | Permalink

    omg – raspberry and chocolate are fabulous together. I’m starring AND pinning this.
    YUM

  2. Posted January 4, 2013 at 1:02 PM | Permalink

    these have GOT to be the most perfect looking brownies I have ever seen! My grocery store has raspberries on sale this week, too. They are overstocked! I think I found a good way to use them. I loooove berries and chocolate together! Look at all these beautiful layers and drippy chocolate on top!! :)

  3. Posted January 4, 2013 at 4:16 PM | Permalink

    MMM….chocolate and raspberry is my hands down favorite combo. Pinning this recipe to try for Valentine’s Day!

    -m

  4. Posted January 4, 2013 at 4:16 PM | Permalink

    Gorgeous brownies, I love that these are full of raspberries!

  5. Posted January 4, 2013 at 7:48 PM | Permalink

    These remind me of a warm chocolate raspberry pudding cake on my blog that I haven’t made in a long time. Can’t wait to try these!

  6. Posted January 5, 2013 at 1:40 PM | Permalink

    Berries are great reminders that summer will return. I’ve seen raspberries in many a chocolate cake, but into a chocolate brownie seems extra decadent. YUM!

  7. Posted January 7, 2013 at 7:43 AM | Permalink

    These look amazing!! Chocolate and raspberries go wonderfully together, can’t wait to try this.

  8. Posted January 8, 2013 at 10:48 PM | Permalink

    I think I just died. Yup… sure did. ;)

  9. Posted January 9, 2013 at 2:26 AM | Permalink

    Beautiful!!

  10. Posted January 18, 2013 at 4:49 PM | Permalink

    Gorgeous…

  11. Angel Roden
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 1:15 AM | Permalink

    Question how do you get your frosting to come out so light. When I made it, the frosting came out as dark as the brownie. Do you not put the full 1 cup of melted chocolate chips into the cream cheese? Also what semi-sweet chocolate chip brand do you use? Thanks!

    • Laura
      Posted January 24, 2013 at 6:06 AM | Permalink

      I believe I used Ghirardelli, and yes I added one full cup. If you’re that worried about it, you could add some additional cream cheese or powdered sugar to make it lighter in color. Or, add a little bit more cream cheese.

      • Angel Roden
        Posted January 26, 2013 at 2:45 PM | Permalink

        Thanks! I am not overly concerned but my husband liked the lighter color of your frosting. LOL Just trying to please him! :D

  12. Posted March 17, 2014 at 7:06 PM | Permalink

    This cake looks so lush. I want

  13. Greg the Baker
    Posted April 5, 2014 at 4:36 PM | Permalink

    Absolutely stunning! Easy to follow instructions, simple ingredients. A tiny square of this brownie is like an entire meal! I certainly did not regret making this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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