Best-ever chocolate raspberry brownies

Best-ever chocolate raspberry brownies

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(106 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Cuts into 15 squares
Squidgy and super moreish, these gorgeous foolproof fruity chocolate bakes will be snapped up in seconds

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal389
  • fat22g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars38g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 200g dark chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 100g milk chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 250g pack salted butter
  • 400g soft light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 140g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 200g raspberry
    Raspberries

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a 20 x 30cm baking tray tin with baking parchment. Put the chocolate, butter and sugar in a pan and gently melt, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Remove from the heat.

  2. Stir the eggs, one by one, into the melted chocolate mixture. Sieve over the flour and cocoa, and stir in. Stir in half the raspberries, scrape into the tray, then scatter over the remaining raspberries. Bake on the middle shelf for 30 mins or, if you prefer a firmer texture, for 5 mins more. Cool before slicing into squares. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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gracieac
3rd Feb, 2017
5.05
Absolutely delicious! These are going to be my staple gooey brownie recipe from now on. Baked at 160C fan for 45mins to get a slightly firmer (but still dense and "squidgy") brownie, which made them hold together a bit more. While they're good while they're still warm, I would recommend refrigerating them as it really helps with cutting them up!
niamh93
17th Oct, 2016
5.05
Excellent everyone loved them!
bubblyemz
27th Aug, 2016
5.05
Absolutely delicious and one of my favourite brownie recipes! The raspberries add a little tartness, which goes perfectly with the brownie.
EVE2013
10th Aug, 2016
5.05
Gorgeous brownies and so easy to make! Modified the recipe to include only half the sugar after reading other comments.
burbles
15th Jul, 2016
5.05
Genius spin on classic chocolate brownies! My guests couldn't wait for them to cool so they fell apart a little when cutting but they tasted incredible. The fresh raspberries just burst on the tongue..
Roweeee
20th Jun, 2016
I was thrilled with the results and have no complaints. I added macadamia nuts to mine, which were really delish....sprinkled them liberally over the mix and buried them with mix. I beat the eggs before adding them with a fork and I had let the chocolate mix cool somewhat before adding. My oven is not the most reliable as the fan force can go on and off but the cooking time was good. My husband and I had ours hot straight out of the oven and I had mine with a dollop of cream. It was gooey and so delicious but not neat but that was part of the appeal. I cooled but did not refrigerate before cutting. That was a mistake. If you want neat squares, I'd say setting in the fridge is a must. Good luck!
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cakeybakeycakey
5th Jun, 2016
0.05
I read the comments and decided this would be a good recipe to make for cake day in my German class BUT they didn't, even after an hour in the oven and even after turning the heat up after 40 mins. It was only a bit thicker than when I had put it in the oven. The edges burnt black but nothing else cooked. But hey, we learn from mistakes and maybe it was just the way I was cooking it?
Carras1982
2nd May, 2016
3.8
We've made these brownies twice and both times they are absolutely delicious! It's actually dangerous to make too many since they are more-ish. The recipe is easy to follow - my recommendation would be to do about 3/4 of the sugar amount since they are very sweet. However the raspberries give just the right amount of tartness. The second time we made them they came out a little watery at first and needed longer in the oven; however they still tasted fab. Goes down a treat as a gift to friends!
Helen P
3rd Mar, 2016
5.05
I'm a total novice baker and have made these brownies about 5 times now. The recipe is very simple and I follow it to the letter and the brownies have come out really well every time. I bake mine for 35 minutes and they always look quite runny still when I take them out of the oven BUT they do harden up as they cool, so do not be fooled by their appearance. I did them for 40 minutes on one occasion and they still did not look 'done' when I took them out of the oven but they hardened up a little too much and were a bit tough, so I do think 35 minutes is about right. If done according to the recipe, these brownies are just the right amount of squidgy with a lovely crust on the top. The raspberries add a zingy flavour twist. I sieve some icing sugar onto mine to make them a little more 'dressed'. I always have people asking me for the recipe, so they must be good!
liana_hiles
1st Mar, 2016
5.05
Love this recipe. I followed it word by word and it turned out perfectly to my surprise! I took them to work for a team bake off we're currently doing and they went down a treat! Will definitely be making these again. If you don't like gooey brownies it's worth cooking for longer but my colleagues and I loved them just as they were

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Shirley Valentine
15th Sep, 2016
Is it absolutely necessary to use the full 400g sugar and 250g butter (as well as 300g of chocolate) or can the amounts be reduced somewhat without affecting the outcome? If so, what would you recommend reducing them to? Many thanks.
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goodfoodteam
26th Sep, 2016
Thank you for your question. We always recommend following the recipe for best results as we triple test to ensure it works. Check out our tips for sugar-free baking as well as our low-fat cake collection for alternative recipes and ideas for how to adjust recipes if you do want to give it a go yourself.
domgod
23rd Dec, 2015
I had to put these brownies back in the oven 6 times. The middle just wasn't cooked at all. Pan size as per recipe, oven temperature as per recipe. Very annoying.
catherinemary
15th Jun, 2015
Tried these tonight and the result was amazing! Deep, gooey, mega chocolatey with the sharp tang of the raspberries providing a wonderful contrast of flavour. Does anyone know if they freeze ok?
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goodfoodteam
12th Aug, 2015
Hi, thanks for getting in touch. These brownies are fine to freeze.
Alisha91
11th Apr, 2015
Has anyone tried this recipe with a cheesecake swirl ?
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goodfoodteam
24th Apr, 2015
Hi thanks for getting in touch. We haven’t tested this recipe with a cheesecake swirl however we have published this new recipe for cheesecake swirl brownies which you might like to try http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/black-white-brownies 
tvarda
22nd Jan, 2015
I would like to make them a bit healther, and replace the white flour with a gluten free option (millet, almond flour?), sugar with agave nectar and butter with coconut oil, but not sure they will come out the same. Has anybody tried? I'll give it a go this weekend :)
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goodfoodteam
22nd Jan, 2015
Hi tvarda, thanks for getting in touch. Great that you want to experiment with the recipe. However, we haven't tested this recipe using the ingredients you suggest and they are likely to make big differences to the finished texture. For example the gluten-free flours might not absorb the liquid ingredients in the same way as wheat flour and agave nectar has a different level of sweetness to sugar and also involves adding another liquid to the mixture. If you want to cut out the flour you could try experimenting with one of our triple tested flourless chocolate cake recipes - such as this one for chocolate ginger brownie bars http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chocolate-gingerbread-brownie-bars-fudgy-icing or this flourless chocolate and pear cake http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/8084/flourless-chocolate-and-pear-cake  which uses ground hazelnuts instead of flour. This guide on sugar-free baking may also be a useful reference http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/sugar-free-baking. Hope it goes well. Please do let us know how you get on. 
Finkyguy
28th May, 2014
Does the brown sugar have to dissolve completely in the pan?
dmhdmhdmhdmh
4th Feb, 2017
5.05
I'm sure that seasoned cooks would know this automatically, but given the sparsity of instructions this is a note to the amateurs among us (myself included) to leave the mixture to cool significantly before adding the eggs, as the hot mixture can cause them to scramble within the batter if you're not quick enough at stirring each one in!
EVE2013
10th Aug, 2016
5.05
We used tinned blackberries, draining the syrup first. Makes for a cheaper option especially when out of season. We halved sugar in brownie mix as berries were preserved in sugar syrup. Also cooked for an extra 3 mins due to extra liquid in tinned berries. Serve with yoghurt!