Monday, September 6, 2010

Lemon Frosted Black Raspberry Brownies


Have you had a busy week? Weekend? I sure have. Clara started school last week (Yay!) and I worked another weekend, so it feels like things have been nonstop for awhile. This is good though, I do busy much better than bored.

I didn’t have a lot of time to bake Jesse’s weekly work treats, but threw together a quick doctor job on a boxed brownie mix. Making cheater brownies is fun, almost limitless in possibilities and easy. The last part being the most important right now.

Lemon Frosted Black Raspberry Brownies Printer Version
These shortcut brownies remind me of the lemon chocolates I sneak out of Valentine’s Day chocolate boxes.

3 tablespoons Smucker’s Simply Fruit Seedless Black Raspberry Spreadable Fruit
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 package Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix
1 tub lemon frosting
Zest of 1/2 a lemon
Dark colored berries for garnish, optional

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with foil and grease the foil.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together spreadable fruit, water, oil, and egg. Add the brownie mix and stir until just combined. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes until done. Cool brownies completely in the pan on a wire rack.

3. Mix lemon frosting and lemon zest together. Spread over cool brownies. Freeze brownies for 1 hour for easier cutting. Cut into strips and strips into rectangles. Garnish individual brownies with berries if desired.

Recipe & photograph by Laura Flowers.



19 comments:

The Southern Cookbook said...

Nothing wrong with the cheater version brownies :) They look wonderful! Perfect blackberries to!!

Joanne said...

I think when your brownie mix is Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate you just can't go wrong! Love the raspberry touch!

l'optimiste said...

oh yuuuuum!! they look scrumptious!
x

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Love your brownie mix makeover. If I have to use the box, that's usually the brand I turn to too.

Cyndy said...

Laura, you take a simple mix and turn it into an inncredible brownie. You're ideas & photo's are amazing.

Federica said...

sublimi...deliziosi....mmmmmmmmmmm..........bravissima!baci!

Pink Little Cake said...

Love these brownies, great pic!

Joy said...

Great recipe. I love the combo of lemon and raspberries.

Stephanie @ The Brunette Foodie said...

These look delicious! I think I'm going to switch out the blackberries and use strawberries instead...

Hopefully my little switch will work out!

Jessica said...

Love these brownies. If you start with a quality mix like you did, you can't go wrong! Yum.

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Veronica said...

Cheater, cheater, brownie-eater. I love cheating with mixes--I prefer it over from scratch. These sound fabuloso!

Sue said...

You make everything look gourmet! You picked a good brownie mix too!
Hope you had a good Labor Day Laura!

Monet said...

The name alone got me! And then your gorgeous photo...I'm in need of some chocolate now. I love the combination of berries and chocolate, and I love how easy it is to adapt a basic brownie recipe. You found a winner here!

Paula said...

wow, so great recipe!

Radhika said...

Looks sinfully delicious. Love the lemon frosting and the use of blackberries in brownies.

Erika Beth, the Messy Chef said...

I do busy a lot better than bored too! These look delish and my coworker who is pregnant and loves lemons should LOVE these when I make them. Thanks for posting!

Sophia said...

I've seen so many recipes lately for lemon desserts! So far, I think yours must be the best! The other one I really like is Ina Garten's Lemon Yogurt Cake. What do you think? Thanks again for sharing this delicious lemon recipe!

Mrsblocko said...

I made these and wrote about them here. It took about a day for the berry flavor to shine through. I really liked the lemon frosting, and the lemon zest in the frosting. Thank you so much for the recipe. They were a big hit with my friends.

Meg {henninglove} said...

these look delicious, definitely gonna try and make them soon!

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