This easy raspberry brownie recipe can be thrown together in less than 20minutes. I started with Alton Brown’s Cocoa Brownies then added another layer to it for a raspberry cheesecake brownie that’s not too sweet, not too fudgy and bright with a burst of fruity tartness in almost every bite.
My apologies I’m keeping this post so brief since my life this week is pure chaos and insanity with moving. Expect the remaining posts for this week to be same, short and sweet – don’t miss the next post. It’s seriouisly crazy. If you follow, me on Instagram, then you saw the teaser and the caption that said, “I can’t wait to share this.”
Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie
- 1 cup sugar, sifted
- 1 cup brown sugar, sifted
- 1 cup cocoa, sifted
- 1/2 cup flour, sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 large eggs
- 8 ounces melted butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Raspberry Cheesecake Layer
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup fresh raspberry puree (about 5-6 oz whole raspberries) or raspberry jam
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 6 oz. fresh raspberry
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line pan with parchment paper.
To make brownies:
- Place both sugars in a food processor or blender and pulse to combine; set aside. Place cocoa, flour and salt in a food processor or blender and pulse to combine.; set aside.
- In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the eggs at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add in vanilla and both sugars, and mix to combine. Add in butter and mix to combine. Add remaining ingredients and mix to combine. Set aside to make raspberry cheesecake portion.
To make raspberry cheesecake layer:
In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment place all ingredients in a bowl and beat until mixture becomes light and is fully combined, about 3-4 minutes.
Pour 3/4 of brownie batter into pan. Pour raspberry cheesecake layer on top. Using a spoon or spatula sprinkle remaining brownie batter on top of raspberry cheesecake layer. Then using a fork, gently pull raspberry cheesecake through brownie mixture for a swirled effect. Insert fresh raspberries throughout pan. Bake for 45 minutes or a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on rack. Do not cut raspberry cheesecake brownies until cooled.
A few notes:
- The brownie base is from Alton Brown with a minor adaptation of dropping the cocoa powder from 1 1/4 cup to 1 cup. I also went and changed the methodology slighly, by skipping the sifting of the sugars, for placing both sugars in the food processor for a few pulses to break up any clumps and blend the two evenly. Along with that I did the same for the dry ingredients: cocoa powder, cooca and salt for an even blending.
- For the raspberry cheesecake portion, I pureed fresh raspberry for a stronger tart and fruity flavor, but using raspberry jam will work just fine.
- I also added fresh raspberries throughout for a bright burst of fruit - but feel free to skip this.
The marbling is so pretty! Raspberry and chocolate is a really great combo. Sounds fabulous!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
You’re a great marbler! I love raspberries and chocolate and now I want to make a white chocolate brownie version of this. These look fantastic, but I have a thing with white chocolate. 🙂 I hope your moving goes well! Can’t wait for your next post.
Jenny @ BAKE says
I love the colours in this dessert and they look so pretty against the background! it reminds me of my favourite ben and jerrys flavour bohemian raspberry!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
These sound awesome! Great idea 🙂
This looks like exactly what I want to shove in my face at 5pm everyday. And 20 minute prep time? Dangerous! 😉
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
Gorgeous swirl effect – raspberries and cream AND brownies…a great match!
Fabulous!! love raspberries and chocolate!
Ali @ Gimme Some Oven says
Mmmm…chocolate raspberry is one of my favorite cheesecake flavors. These sound wonderful in a brownie!!
Lori @ RecipeGirl says
Fabulous! Raspberry makes them kinda girly too!
I absolutely love your blog I have been following for a while now but have never commented. All your recipes look and sound so amazing. You have really inspired me to be more adventurous with my baking/cooking.
Vera Zecevic - Cupcakes Garden says
It looks so interesting! Really creative! I think it is delicious to ! Great job!
Love this!! I would have never thought to combine cheesecake brownies & fruit!! Happy Monday, Naomi!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
The swirls are so pretty! Raspberries and chocolate are amazing together.
Oh boy……. this looks like a dangerous one! Very pretty though. 🙂
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
Love the raspberry and chocolate combo! And there is no way I am skipping the addition of fresh berries – way to yummy!
Ann P. says
Raspberry, chocolate, and cheesecake. the best of the dessert world!! gorgeous shots, Naomi 🙂
Brian @ A Thought For Food says
So, you made these for me, right? Seriously… I’m expecting my package to get here sometime in the next day or so.
I love the fresh fruit in here. I’ve done this with strawberries and it’s so refreshing to have real hunks of tart fruit to balance it out.
I made these last night! This is amazing! I will definitely be making this again. Many thanks for the fantastic recipe!!
Catalina @ Cake with Love says
I love anything that combines, cheesecake, chocolate and fresh raspberries!
Have I told you lately you’re SHAMAZING?! Hope the move goes smoothly and you have room for all you’re gorgeous props!!!
Why din’t you stay close by .. so that I could just drop by for a bite! This looks stunning and yes I have seen your teaser in Instagram and definitely waiting for the next one 🙂
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says
Don’t apologize for anything — moving is tough and know that we appreciate you taking the time to continue blogging though it can be taxing.
Breath. Exhale. Enjoy 🙂
I am seriously craving for a slice (or two) of these deliciousness, right about now!
These look so good Naomi! I have some raspberry brownies I was planning to make soon, I love that yours is cheesecake!
Javelin Warrior says
Good luck with the moving craziness (don’t envy you!) and thanks for sharing these amazing brownies! I love the swirls of cheesecake and it’s such a beautiful finished result… I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and thanks always for keeping me inspired with new ideas…
Laura @ Family Spice says
Oooh! All of my favorite things in one bar! So beautiful and delicious!
Anita Menon says
This is a stunner of a brownie. Love the marbling. It look so pretty.
I made these for my coworkers this past week and they came out delicious. The only complaint I had was that the cheesecake swirl turned golden brown in the oven instead of staying pink. Not a big deal because the flavor was great, but I’m just curious if you have any idea what might have gone wrong.
Thanks! Great recipe.
I had the same thing happen. It was still absolutely delicious, but would’ve been ‘the icing on the cake’ if the cheesecake swirl was pink like in the photo posted.
I have made this recipe several times, and it is a MAJOR CROWD PLEASER. All of your friends/coworkers will love you forever.
Recommendation: Use fresh raspberries instead of raspberry jam! It makes the recipe go from 10/10 to 12/10:P
Claudia Magistro says
ma avevo commentato questo post, non trovo più i miei complimenti
grazie molte per questa ricetta, l’ho rifatta e pubblicata sul mio blog
These look amazing! I only have an 8×8 pan or 10×14. Will one of those work?
These were so easy to make! And it’s not even out of the oven yet! I didn’t get fresh raspberries but I used bit more jam into the swirl. Looks wonderful and tasty!
Pattarin L says
Thanks so much for the beautiful and super yummy recipe. I did a few ingredient swapping to make it a bit lighter. (Rice bran oil for butter, maple syrup & honey for sugar, and whole wheat flour).
Hey, have you ever tried using frozen raspberries? Thanks