Chocolate-Raspberry Brownies

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Makes about 20 brownies, 1 per serving

Raspberry and chocolate are a classic pairing, but other flavors of preserves like cherry, for example, are equally luscious in this recipe.


  • For the Brownies:
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam or preserves
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons boiling water



In a medium saucepan, melt the butter or margarine and chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add the sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract. Using a wooden spoon, lightly beat in the flour till just combined. (Do not overbeat or the brownies will fall when baked.)

Spread the batter into a greased 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan. Spoon the raspberry jam in dollops over the batter; run a knife through the batter several times to achieve a marbled effect. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for about 35 minutes, or till set. Cool in pan on a rack.


In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, melted butter or margarine and vanilla. Stir in enough of the boiling water to make a frosting of spreadable consistency. Spread over the cooled brownies. If desired, score the frosting with the tines of a fork. Cut into bars.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.

RecID 615

nutrition information per serving

186 calories; 9g total fat; 38mg cholesterol; 11mg sodium; 27g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 2g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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