Donna Hay raspberry chocolate brownies

5 Nov


Just eight every day ingredients stand between you and these luscious, luxurious dark chocolate and raspberry brownies. And should you not have any of these items to hand I urge you to abandon your post, buy them, then bake these rich, easy, delicious brownies from scratch.

According to the notes in my well-thumbed copy of Donna Hay Simple Essentials – Chocolate, I made these brownies for our New Year’s Eve party in 2011. I still remember the reaction they received from our friends. I have made them many times since and am yet to encounter anyone who doesn’t instantly fall in love with them.

Using dark chocolate elevates these brownies to a treat that adults will love, as they aren’t as sweet as treats made with milk chocolate. The raspberries help cut through the richness of the brownies, plus they look so pretty! The colour really pops against the brown.

I reduced the sugar considerably from the original recipe, and used undefrosted frozen raspberries.

Brownies are so super easy to make – one pan and spoon for mixing, one pan to bake in, one plate of delicious treats to make you the most popular mum/kid/friend/dad/ in your neck of the wood.



200 grams dark chocolate

250 grams unsalted butter, diced

2/3 cup brown sugar

4 eggs

1 1/3 cups plain flour

¼ teaspoon baking powder

1/3 cup sifted cocoa powder

1½ cups raspberries




Preheat oven to 180 C and grease and line a 20cm x 20cmm square cake tin with non-stick baking paper.

Place butter and chocolate in a medium-sized pan over a low heat and stir until melted and glossy.

Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes to cool.

Stir in sugar and eggs, then sift over the flour, baking powder and cocoa and stir until just combined.

Scrape into the pan, smooth the top, then sprinkle over the berries, pushing some down completely into the batter and leaving some poking out.

Bake for around 30-40 minutes, checking at the 30 minute mark – you want them fudgy and almost gooey, yet set. The edges should be firm.

Cool in tin then cut into squares.



20 Responses to “Donna Hay raspberry chocolate brownies”

  1. youthfoodblog November 5, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

    A good weekend dessert idea!

  2. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso November 6, 2016 at 4:31 am #

    This looks fabulous! You got me with the raspberries. Love them with chocolate. 🙂

  3. Ruby_&_Cake November 6, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

    Love raspberries in chocolate anything – these look divine 🙂

  4. BeaFreitas November 6, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

    Ohhh this is a nice twist on a regular brownie!

  5. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella November 6, 2016 at 9:24 pm #

    You can never go wrong with brownies. Especially raspberry ones!

  6. thestaticfoodbin November 7, 2016 at 8:27 am #

    Woah! 😍

  7. Julie is Hostess At Heart November 7, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    I love a good brownie and this one looks amazing! Chocolate and I are the best of friends.

    • The Hungry Mum November 12, 2016 at 12:33 pm #

      Thanks Julie! I reckon this is my fav brownie from all the ones I have made – and I bake brownies all.The.Time.

  8. ruby4inspiration November 7, 2016 at 10:58 pm #

    Looks delicious. I love Raspberry!

  9. Linda @thedutchbaker November 12, 2016 at 6:57 pm #

    Fabulous recipe! 🙂

  10. ChgoJohn November 16, 2016 at 10:44 am #

    Oh, my gorgonzola! These brownies sound so very good. Few flavors combine as well as raspberry and chocolate and creating a brownie with them is almost too good to be true. I’m going to save the recipe. Don’t know when I’ll prepare them but I do know it will be a very good day when I do.

    • The Hungry Mum November 17, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

      Best.Catchphrase.Ever! You will love every bite of these scrumptious brownies. I love them a little bit TOO much so find it best to bake, then give them away, lest they tempt me…

  11. milk + honey December 1, 2016 at 9:46 pm #

    These look delicious! I love gooey brownies and these look incredible. Great idea to add raspberries!

  12. chefkreso February 25, 2017 at 3:35 am #

    Love the combination of raspberries and chocolate, they go so well together ! 🙂

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