Raspberry Truffle Brownies

February 10, 2013
Raspberry Truffle Brownies ~ Rich dark chocolate made-from-scratch brownies with a layer of creamy raspberry truffle topping.  These little beauties are decadently divine!

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We can all use a little decadence in our life.  At least every now and then, right?

To me, chocolate decadence is the best kind of decadence.  Especially when that chocolate decadence is creamy deep, dark chocolate.  And let me just tell you, these Raspberry Truffle Brownies sure fit that bill.

These stunning brownies are decadently rich, with a layer of made-from-scratch dark chocolate brownies topped with a layer of creamy raspberry truffle filling.  Then to top them off, they're embellished with a pretty little chocolate drizzle.

These stunning brownies are decadently rich, with a layer of made-from-scratch dark chocolate brownies topped with a layer of creamy raspberry truffle filling.

They're almost as beautiful to the eye as they are tasty to the tastebuds.

I got this Raspberry Truffle Brownies recipe from my sister-in-law, Cheryl.  I'm not sure where she discovered it, but it's one of those recipes that's been passed around from family member to family member, with everyone asking for the recipe the minute they try them.

These quickly became a family-favorite, from the moment Cheryl started making them.

I recently made them for the first time for our 9-year-old daughter, sweet little Miss H.  And true to family-form, she loved them at first bite.  Raspberry Truffle Brownies are now on her list of favorite chocolate indulgences, too ... just like so many of us in the family.

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There are a few steps involved in making these little beauties, but their delicious result is sure worth the effort.

Start by making a pan of brownies from scratch.

This specific brownies from scratch recipe includes instant coffee and semi-sweet chocolate chips to make the brownies themselves super rich and a deep chocolate flavor.

Homemade Brownies Made with Instant Coffee and Chocolate Chips Image

Once the brownies are baked and cooled, whip up a raspberry truffle filling.

This may sound complicated, but the raspberry truffle filling is made with just 4 simple ingredients - cream cheese, semi-sweet chocolate chips, powdered sugar, and raspberry jam.  And it actually comes together pretty easily.

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To make the truffle filling, just melt the chocolate chips and let them cool for about a half an hour. 

Then beat softened cream cheese until it's fluffy and add in confectioners' sugar and raspberry jam.  Stir in the melted chocolate - and that's it.

Pretty easy, right? 

But oh, the fabulous flavor makes it seem like it took all day to create!

Spread the filling evenly over the cooled brownies to create the beautifully creamy raspberry truffle layer.

Spreading Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Filling on Homemade Brownies Image

Finish the brownies off with a decorative chocolate drizzle on the top.

I find the easiest way to drizzle the chocolate, both from a technique and a clean-up perspective, is to use a small plastic ziploc baggie.

Using Ziploc Bag to Pipe Chocolate Drizzle on Raspberry Truffle Brownies Image

To pipe with a small ziploc baggie, place some chocolate chips and shortening in the bag, seal it, and place the bag in a bowl of warm water to soften the chocolate. 

Then gently knead the chocolate with your fingers until it's melted and smooth, placing it back in the warm water for a minute or two if needed.

I find the easiest way to drizzle the chocolate, both from a technique and a clean-up stand-point, is to use a small plastic ziploc baggie.

Use scissors to snip a very small hole in the corner of the plastic bag.  Then gently squeeze the chocolate through the hole, just like using a piping bag, to drizzle chocolate over the truffle filling.

Drizzle stripes across the brownies in one direction, and then again in the opposite direction to create a cross-hatch pattern.

Raspberry Truffle Brownies with Chocolate Drizzle in Baking Pan Image

And then you've got one gorgeous pan of truffle-topped brownies, ready to dive into.

These tasty beauties are perfect for a special occasion, or anytime you just want a little indulgence.

With their rich dark chocolate made-from-scratch brownies and layer of creamy raspberry truffle topping, these little beauties are decadently divine!  Raspberry Truffle Brownies may just join your list of favorite chocolate indulgences too, just like they have ours.


Homemade Dark Chocolate Brownies with Creamy Raspberry Truffle Filling Image
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Raspberry Truffle Brownies
Source:  My Sister-in-Law, Cheryl
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
For the Brownies:
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c. packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee crystals
  • 2 T. water
  • 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
For the Truffle Filling:
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c. confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 c. seedless red raspberry jam
For the Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 1/8 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp. shortening

Directions
Prepare the Brownies:
  1. In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter and 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips over low heat. Cool slightly, about 15 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar. Dissolve coffee crystals in the water. Add the coffee mixture and melted chocolate to the egg mixture. Mix well.
  3. Combine the baking powder and flour; stir into the chocolate mixture until incorporated.
  4. Spread batter into a greased 9x9-inch or 8x8-inch baking pan. Bake at 350℉ for 30 to 35 minutes until the brownies are set.
  5. Cool completely.
Prepare the Truffle Filling:
  1. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt the 1 cup of chocolate chips. Cool for about 30 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the confectioners' sugar and raspberry jam; beat until just combined. Stir in the melted chocolate until well combined. Spread the filling evenly over the cooled brownies.
Prepare the Chocolate Drizzle:
  1. Place the 1/8 cup chocolate chips and shortening in a small zip-top plastic bag. Seal the bag and set the bag in a bowl of warm water to soften the chocolate. Gently knead the chocolate with your fingers until melted and smooth, placing back in the warm water for a minute or two as needed.
  2. Snip a very small hole in the corner of the plastic bag. Drizzle chocolate over the truffle filling.
  3. Chill brownies before cutting. Cut into small 1-inch squares to serve (these are rich ... a small square goes a long way). Store brownies in the refrigerator.

29 comments

  1. Hi there Tracey, from a reader "down under" in New Zealand. Just love your blog, and have been a follower for some months now. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary.
    I'll let you into a little secret - we have been loving and travelling around in our caravan (mobile home) for several months while our new home is being built. So I haven't been doing any baking for a while. But we move in to our new home in 3-4 weeks and I'll have a lovely new kitchen. Then at last I'll be able to try some of those yummy receipes you keep producing.
    Congratulations and best wishes from Jenny

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    1. Thank you, Jenny! How exciting you've got a new home underway! Enjoy those last few weeks in your caravan ... and then enjoy that lovely new kitchen!! Thank you so much for being a reader of The Kitchen is My Playground.

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  2. Oh my goodness! Two of my favorite things, raspberries and chocolate. These look so good. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  3. Congrats Tracey...this is such a great blog to read and try new recipes out. Hope you continue to post new things and I look forward to enjoying this for another 2 years :) You ARE the best my friend.

    Love,
    Nina

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  4. Happy Blogiversary!! I'm so glad you started blogging. :) I love these brownies, and cheers, to many more blogiversaries!

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  5. Yeah for you Tracey! Happy Bloggiversary :)

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  6. Happy bloggiversary! These browneis are really gorgeous!

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  7. Decadent, indeed...I'm drooling just thinking about these.

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  8. I absolutely gotta make this!! I'm in LOVE!! Visiting from On the Menu Monday.

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  9. Congrats on your 2nd Blogiversary! These brownies definitely look celebration worthy! What I like best about brownies is the chewy texture. The soft truffle topping on top of fudgy brownies sounds wonderful.

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  10. Those look so delicious! I can't get enough chocolate lately!



    I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! If you’d like to participate, just copy the rules and have fun!
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  11. YUM! These look so amazing! I pinned them to my brownie board (Yes, I have a whole board for brownies... i can stop anytime I want thought.... lol)
    Happy Tuesday!

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  12. Congrats on the 2 Years!!! Your blog looks great! And those Truffles?! Holy cow I want to eat those right now!

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  13. Congrats on your blogaversary! Brownies are my fave, and these look amazing!

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  14. Congrats on two years! These brownies look heavenly with the raspberries! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. OMG these look soooo amazing. Next time you make them, I'm coming over. hahaha
    Not sure if you have heard, but would love for you to come join our link party. We give away free ad space every week to one random link party-goer. http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-20/

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    1. yum yum yum! thanks so much for linking up last week!

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  16. Congratulations on you 2nd blogiversary!!
    These truffle-brownies are amazing :)
    Definitely decadent - the way I like my brownies
    Pinned

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  17. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured this evening!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me tomorrow night for Make the Scene Monday #62!

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  18. Looks so yummy! Congrats on 2 years...I will hit 2 years this Monday :)

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  19. Hi Tracey,
    What a fabulous Two Years, Congratulations!
    Your Raspberry Truffle Brownie would be a perfect way for me to celebrate any occasion, it looks amazing! Hope you are having a great Valentine Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  20. These look and sound great! Congrats for the Blogiversry! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

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  21. Congratulations on year two of blogging! So many fun new changes this year...I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for this year!!! And these brownies...I would love to face plant in them!! Yum!!!

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    1. I'd love to SEE you do a face plant in them, Jocelyn! I'll make a triple batch just for that!! :-)

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  22. Holy moley these look absolutely amazing! I am definitely pinning these to try them out. An a big congrats from me.

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  23. Happy Anniversary! The brownies look amazing! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.

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  24. These look great! Would the truffle filling work inside a layer cake?

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