Raspberry Brownies

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Homemade fudgy brownies are swirled with sweet raspberry jam to create these decadent Raspberry Brownies. The flavor combination is perfection in this easy-to-make dessert recipe. 

Homemade Raspberry Brownies on a platter with fresh raspberries.

Raspberry and chocolate might be my new favorite flavor combination after whipping up and indulging in these raspberry brownies. 

I’m not ashamed to admit that if I’m making brownies at home, I typically reach for my favorite boxed brownie mix. It’s what I’ve enjoyed since I was a kid so there’s something special about them. 

Every once and a while I try a homemade brownie recipe (like my Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies or Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies) and I’m rarely disappointed. This recipe for raspberry brownies not only met but exceeded my expectations. 

How great would these be for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or even Easter!

Raspberry Brownie on a plate with fork.

Why You’ll Enjoy This Recipe

  • Decadently Delicious: Imagine biting into a rich, fudgy brownie swirled with the sweet tang of raspberry jam. It’s a match made in heaven! The chocolate and raspberry combo is not just good; it’s next-level delicious.
  • Surprisingly Simple: You won’t believe how easy these brownies are to whip up. With just about 10-15 minutes of hands-on time, you’re well on your way to a mouth-watering treat. It’s all about mixing and baking – no fancy skills needed!
  • Texture That Tempts: If you’ve always been a fan of cake-style brownies, get ready for a change of heart. These brownies have a fudgy texture that’s just irresistible. They’re so perfectly moist and gooey; you might think they’re underbaked, but trust me, they’re baked just right.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether it’s a casual get-together, a family dessert night, or just a little self-indulgence, these raspberry brownies are the perfect pick. They’re fancy enough for special occasions but easy enough for any day of the week.
  • A Recipe That Delivers: This isn’t just another brownie recipe; it’s a promise of a delightful dessert experience. You’ll be amazed at how the flavors and textures come together to create something truly special.
Raspberry Brownie on a plate with fork.

Ingredients

Most of the ingredients for this raspberry brownie recipe are pretty straightforward. I have a hunch you probably have most of them in your pantry. However, I do have a couple of notes to guarantee success. 

  • Semisweet Chocolate: You want real chocolate here. Do not use chocolate chips. The quality of the chocolate makes a big difference in the depth of flavor in your brownies.
  • Unsalted Butter: It’s all about control. Using unsalted butter lets you manage the salt content perfectly, ensuring your brownies have just the right balance of sweet and savory.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: Cocoa powder really enhances the chocolate flavor. It adds a rich, deep chocolatey essence that complements the semisweet chocolate beautifully.
  • Sugar: Just the right amount to sweeten things up without overpowering the delicate balance of chocolate and raspberry.
  • Vanilla Extract: A hint of vanilla adds a layer of complexity and warmth, tying together the chocolate and raspberry flavors harmoniously.
  • Eggs: The secret to the fudgy texture! Eggs bind the ingredients together and add richness, making the brownies wonderfully dense and moist.
  • All-Purpose Flour: The backbone of the brownies, providing structure without making them too heavy. It’s the canvas that holds our star flavors.
  • Kosher Salt: I reach for kosher salt when baking as I like the flavor better. It has a less intense, more pure flavor than table salt, enhancing the overall taste without being overpowering.
  • Raspberry Jam – This is the star ingredient so choose a great raspberry jam. My favorite is from Bonne Maman. It brings a delightful burst of fruitiness that cuts through the richness of the chocolate.
Homemade Raspberry Brownies on a platter with fresh raspberries.
Raspberry Brownie on a plate with fork.

How To Make

I’ll walk you through the steps for making these raspberry brownies here. I’ve also provided a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Create a double boiler by placing a large heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. 
  4. Add the chocolate and butter to the bowl and melt. Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar and cocoa powder. 
  5. Whisk in the vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. 
  6. Stir in the flour and salt. 
  7. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan and level with a spatula. 
  8. Place spoonfuls of jam evenly across the top of the brown batter. Use a toothpick or wooden skewer to swirl the jam into the batter. 
  9. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. 
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving. 
Raspberry Brownie on a plate with fork.

Recipe Variations

Use Different Jams: Not a fan of raspberries? No worries! Try whatever jam / preserves you like best! Some delicious combinations include:

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White Chocolate Drizzle: Add an extra layer of decadence by drizzling melted white chocolate over the top of the brownies once they’ve cooled. This not only adds a beautiful contrast in color but also introduces a creamy sweetness that complements the raspberry.

Nutty Delight: Stir in chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans into the batter for a delightful crunch. Nuts add a lovely texture and a nutty flavor that pairs wonderfully with both chocolate and raspberry.

Double Chocolate Chunk: For an extra chocolatey experience, fold in chunks of dark chocolate into the batter before baking. This creates pockets of melted chocolate in every bite.

Homemade Raspberry Brownies on a platter with fresh raspberries.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store these brownies?

Store leftover brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Can you freeze these raspberry brownies?

Yes, you can. These brownies can be frozen for up to three months. Allow them to cool completely, then place them inside a freezer-friendly container layered with parchment paper. You can also freeze them individually by wrapping each brownie in plastic wrap. 

Are these fudgy or cake-like brownies?

As I mentioned above, these are fudgy brownies. Because they are so fudgy, you may think they are underbaked when you cut into them, but they are not. Trust me.

Can I double this recipe for a larger batch?

A: Yes, you can easily double this recipe. Just use a larger baking pan (like a 9×13 inch) and slightly adjust the baking time. Keep an eye on the brownies and do a toothpick test to ensure they’re baked perfectly.

Raspberry Brownie on a plate with fork.

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Homemade Raspberry Brownies on a platter with fresh raspberries.

Raspberry Brownie

Homemade fudgy brownies are swirled with sweet raspberry jam to create these decadent Raspberry Brownies. The flavor combination is perfection in this easy-to-make dessert recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, dessert, raspberry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 409kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Create a double boiler by placing a large heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. (The bottom of the bowl should not touch the water.)
  • Add the chocolate and butter to the bowl and melt. Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar and cocoa powder.
  • Whisk in the vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Stir in the flour and salt.
  • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan and level with a spatula.
  • Place spoonfuls of jam evenly across the top of the brownie batter. Use a toothpick or wooden skewer to swirl the jam into the batter.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg

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4 Comments

  1. One of my favorite desserts is a brownie (on the generous size),home made whip cream, and a sprinkling of raspberries on top. Looks lush, but so easy. Your recipe with the addition of raspberries will push this over the top! I have some raspberry jam with chilies in it for a little heat, so will try with that. Thanks foe another great recipe