Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Brownies

Hello, True Love.

These are chocolate raspberry truffle brownies. I have been making this recipe since I was in high school.  It’s one of those recipes that I will always go back to…it’s seriously one of the best things I have ever tasted.  A decadent, rich brownie base with an overlying cream cheese/chocolate/raspberry truffle, and then….even a chocolate drizzle on top.  Top it off with a fresh raspberry for garnish, give it to a boy/girl, and he/she might just fall in love with you. 😉

I made these for a party that my friend Kelli and I recently hosted.  I made them the day before and stored them overnight in the refrigerator.  They keep well for a few days if kept cold (that is, if you HAVE any left over…..)  The addition of a little instant coffee really brings out the richness of the chocolate.

But, I have a confession to make.  The recipe calls for semisweet chocolate.  I accidentally grabbed a couple of bags of bittersweet chocolate chips….which I used for the truffle and the chocolate drizzle.  I had enough semisweet chips left in my pantry to make the brownie base, though.  I really liked the slightly less sweet version of the brownie with the bittersweet chocolate chips…believe me, these are sweet enough as it is.

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Brownies

Servings: about 20 bite-size brownies


For the brownies:

1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)

1 and 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

2 eggs

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals

2 tablespoons water

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

For the filling:

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/3 cup seedless red raspberry jam

For the glaze:

1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon shortening


For the brownies:

1.  Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

2.  In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate chips over low heat until melted, cool slightly.

3.  In a large bowl, beat the eggs and the brown sugar until well-mixed.

4.  Dissolve the coffee crystals in the water, add to the egg mixture with the melted chocolate and mix ingredients well.

5. Combine the baking powder and flour in a small bowl; stir into chocolate mixture.

6.  Spread mixture into a greased 9-inch square baking pan.

7.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, cool completely.

For the filling:

1.  Melt the chocolate chips and let cool slightly.

2.  In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy; add the powdered sugar and raspberry jam-mix well.

3.  Stir in the melted chocolate until combined.

4.  Spread the filling evenly over the cooled brownies.

For the glaze:

1.  Melt the chocolate chips and shortening; mix well.

2.  Drizzle the glaze over the brownies.

3.  Chill the brownies before serving.

4.  Garnish with a fresh raspberry, kick your feet up, and be prepared to fall in love.

Adapted from Georgia (aka my mother), originally from Country Woman Magazine (original publication date unknown).


August 21, 2010 - 9:20 am

Chef Dennis - those are serious brownies!! the brownie almost looks like fudge, so rich and chocolaty! I love the truffle topping, what a perfect combination of flavors!

August 21, 2010 - 8:54 pm

Melanie - You take amazing photos! I can almost taste this brownie by just looking at the pic! Looks so rich and chocolaty 🙂

August 22, 2010 - 6:52 am

Jane Ko - YUM

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August 22, 2010 - 11:13 am

Cookin' Canuck - Now THESE are brownies! The truffle topping makes these really special.

August 22, 2010 - 6:41 pm

aunt carole - I can’t wait to make this truffle for my work potlucks.

August 23, 2010 - 1:17 am

Debbie - These look delicious, just added them to my recipe list I can’t wait to make some! Congrats on Top 9 too!

August 23, 2010 - 2:51 am

Sommer J - This looks amazing! I so want try this like now. This will definitely be something I try in the near future! Thanks for sharing!

August 23, 2010 - 7:55 am

Tonya @ What's On My Plate - a nice way to start off my morning! now i’ll be craving these all day.

August 23, 2010 - 8:26 am

Stella - Hey Shanon Lacy! Congrats on The F.B. Top 9. I saw these a couple of days ago on one of the photo sites, and noticed how wonderful they look, so now wonder;)
Glad to find your blog btw…

August 23, 2010 - 8:28 am

Kim - Liv Life - Oh my goodness!!! Your photo is amazing, and I can imagine exactly how these will taste. This is my kind of dessert and will be moved to the top of my “must try” file. Nicely done!

August 23, 2010 - 12:16 pm

ezsrecipes - Wow, these look and sound so utterly delicious. I’ve really gotten into baking lately. I might just have to give these a try!

August 23, 2010 - 1:02 pm

kate - omg yo’ve just made my dream!!!! i love this combination. COPYING!! 😛

August 23, 2010 - 2:11 pm

Angel - HOLY YUM!!!!

August 23, 2010 - 2:12 pm

CheeseGoddess - I NEED TO EAT THESE! I do wonder how this is healthy though!! 😛

August 23, 2010 - 3:30 pm

foodlvr - I can almost taste these right through the monitor. Serious chocolate fix! They sound just delicious. Thanks for sharing your food memories and these wonderful brownies.

August 23, 2010 - 6:30 pm - Wow – these look gorgeous – your photography is just beautiful. Well done on top 9.

August 23, 2010 - 9:40 pm

Christina - Shanon these look fabulous!! I will have to try these awesome brownies. Congratulations on making the top 9 today! 🙂

August 29, 2010 - 3:41 pm

Patty - These sound and look amazing!

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August 31, 2010 - 10:27 pm

Marie - Literally made my mouth water. This looks like a great recipe, especially for all the chocolate lovers. I love your website and I know you have put a lot of time and effort into your fabulous creations. Your pictures are amazing, as well as the rest of your website. Keep it up! :]

September 7, 2010 - 6:11 pm

Jenny (VintageSugarcube) - Those look amazing!! I have never seen a recipe for a frosting quite like yours. I can not wait to make these!!

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