Best Ever Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

by cakeduchess on June 10, 2012 · 38 comments

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When a recipe is titled “best ever”, I just have to try it. It’s almost impossible to let it go without testing it for myself.

Then when it’s described as “Squidgy and super moreish”, I’m baking it the same day. I had to bake it the same day because I had NO clue what squidgy and moreish meant;). It was my duty to bake them and let you know if they were the best ever and if they were squidgy and super moreish.
This is a recipe from a magazine from England called Good Food. Squidgy means soft and gooey. I found the definition of moreish (or morish) here: “This word is used to describe desserts in my house, when a single helping is simply not enough. You need more! It applies to anything – not just desserts.”  best-ever-chocolate-raspberry-brownies-2

Back to the brownies! Were they squidgy? Oh, yes. They were definitely squidgy and amazing.

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I brought them by a dinner at a friends’ house and they disappeared as soon as I put them on the table. I ended up cutting them in bite size squares. They were so thick and rich that smaller bite-sizes seemed like a better idea. Everyone loved them and so did I. Next time I will bake it in a bigger tray. Best-ever? They are definitely a favorite. I tend to like cakey type brownies better. If you like your brownies more squidgy…these just may be your best ever brownies.:) Try them and let me know!

Best Ever Chocolate-Raspberry Brownies

slightly adapted from Good Food May 2012

200g (1 1/2 cups) dark or milk chocolate chips
250g (1 1/4 cup) pack salted butter
400g (2 cups but I used 1 1/2 cups) light brown sugar
4 large eggs
140g (1 cup) all-purpose flour
50g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
200g (2 cups) raspberries

Directions:
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a 8 x 12-inch baking tray (I used a 9 x 9-inch) 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.

Stir the eggs, one by one, into the melted chocolate mixture. Sift the flour and cocoa, over melted chocolate mixture and stir until combined well. Gently fold in a little more than half the raspberries. With a spatula, scrape out the batter into the prepared baking tray. Scatter on the remaining raspberries. Bake on the middle middle rack for 30 mins or, if you prefer a firmer texture, for 10 minutes more (I baked mine about 45 minutes in a 9 x 9-inch pan).  Cool before slicing into squares.

decadent. delightful. must try these! :)

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Mari June 10, 2012 at 2:08 am

Yum! They do look amazing! It’s a must bake recipe :)

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A Thought For Food June 10, 2012 at 2:26 am

I could eat a while pan of these myself!

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A Thought For Food June 10, 2012 at 2:26 am

whole*

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scrambledhenfruit June 10, 2012 at 3:01 am

I love squidgy brownies AND raspberries. These sound perfect! :)

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Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 10, 2012 at 3:02 am

These look amazing, I love the raspberries!

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Amy June 10, 2012 at 3:12 am

These sound delicious Lora! Just the perfect amount of fudgy! The raspberries would be wonderful here :)!

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Katrina June 10, 2012 at 3:17 am

Yum! These are a must-try for me. I love chocolate and raspberries!

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Angie's Recipes June 10, 2012 at 4:34 am

Saw the recipe on BBC, but yours looks so good that I want to rush to the kitchen and bake some too.

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simple baking June 10, 2012 at 4:38 am

Bookmarked this one. Love squidgy, love berries, love chocolate…what more can one ask for??? Thanx Lora for sharing.

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Lisa June 10, 2012 at 6:30 am

I love the words squidgy and moreish. and now you know they’ll show up in posts every so often. I also love these brownies because not only do they look super fudgy, but I’m a slave to the raspberry. They look so pretty whole in the brownies! Safe travels to Milano!! xo

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Lubna Karim June 10, 2012 at 8:01 am

Really soft and gooey looking brownie pieces…..love them…..

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Eva {not your mama's dinner} June 10, 2012 at 8:21 am

These babies look amazing! Soooo pretty! I can’t wait to try them out.

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Gaz June 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

The raspberries look pretty in those brownies…very summery!

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Marnely Rodriguez-Murray June 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Yes please! These look amazing!

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Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef June 10, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Squidgey is a great word, I must use it. Moreish I have used but not very often.

Squidgey is a perfect adult word for ooey gooey. :)

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Magic of Spice June 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

They look so chocolaty and moist…bet they taste amazing!

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Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) June 10, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I can’t tell you how much I love chocolate and raspberries together–I think they’re one of the best combos ever. These brownies look so, so good! Now I also have two new terms to describe super good brownies like these. :)

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Sue June 11, 2012 at 7:02 am

Mmmmm, they do look gooey and rich! Love the fresh raspberries in there:)

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Carolyn June 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Squidgy and super moreish. Love it! and they do look good!

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Lael Hazan @educatedpalate June 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Lovely, and I learned some new words!

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Debra Eliot June 12, 2012 at 1:14 am

These do look BEST EVER!

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Happy When Not Hungry June 12, 2012 at 1:22 am

These brownies look so chewy and delicious! I love the fresh raspberries in there too. Yum!

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Jersey Girl Cooks June 12, 2012 at 2:18 am

Raspberry and chocolate go so well together.

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Dreams On A Dollar June 12, 2012 at 9:11 pm

My kids actually like boxed brownies and although I have tried many recipes for brownies I haven’t converted them yet. I love the looks and the description of your brownies and they sound very delish. If they don’t convert I am willing to bet the entire pan is gone in a flash anyways!

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Bestfoodies June 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I could eat this entire pan by myself I am sure…with a huge glass of milk….will so be trying these and if they are squidgy they will become my go to brownie recipe!

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Claudia June 12, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I’m going to be saying “squidgey” for days to come. Love, love, the combo of chocolate and raspberries. And here I was – just telling myself to calm down with eating sweets… tomorrow.

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Ilke June 12, 2012 at 11:18 pm

I tend to like thicker, cake like brownies as well, especially gooey ones. I am glad you “had” to bake it :)

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Chic & Gorgeous Treats June 13, 2012 at 1:37 am

You can certainly say that again Squidgy and moreish.. Yummmm
I love brownies when they are not on their own, and these have raspberries baked in them too. Bookmarking this and when it’s not too hot, I will be making these for my family. Have a good week ahead Lora! Take care now.. huggss, Jo

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Chic & Gorgeous Treats June 13, 2012 at 1:37 am

You can certainly say that again Squidgy and moreish.. Yummmm
I love brownies when they are not on their own, and these have raspberries baked in them too. Bookmarking this and when it’s not too hot, I will be making these for my family. Have a good week ahead Lora! Take care now.. huggss, Jo

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Chic & Gorgeous Treats June 13, 2012 at 1:37 am

You can certainly say that again Squidgy and moreish.. Yummmm
I love brownies when they are not on their own, and these have raspberries baked in them too. Bookmarking this and when it’s not too hot, I will be making these for my family. Have a good week ahead Lora! Take care now.. huggss, Jo

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Chic & Gorgeous Treats June 13, 2012 at 1:37 am

You can certainly say that again Squidgy and moreish.. Yummmm
I love brownies when they are not on their own, and these have raspberries baked in them too. Bookmarking this and when it’s not too hot, I will be making these for my family. Have a good week ahead Lora! Take care now.. huggss, Jo

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Patti@Bakeify.com June 14, 2012 at 6:04 am

Squidgy? Doesn’t sound like something to describe something so delicious!!

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Paula June 14, 2012 at 10:28 pm

I would have never thought to put fruit in brownies. I’m certainly glad that you did :)

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Julia June 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I’m always looking for new brownie recipes… and with raspberries being so incredible right now, I’ll have to give this a whirl!

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KonstantKraver June 27, 2012 at 3:32 am

Your recipes never fail to leave me drooling :)

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Yuri - Chef Pandita July 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Passing by to say hi! Brownies look amazing :) xoxo

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arissa February 9, 2014 at 3:02 pm

can i use white chocolate?

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cakeduchess February 10, 2014 at 11:53 am

Sure!

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