Sunday, July 28, 2019

Chocolate Fudge Raspberry Bars #OurFamilyTable

Chewy, fudgy and delicious, these bars are topped with a chocolate ganache and then finished with fresh raspberries.  It is a decadent and lovely dessert.

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I first made these bars back in 1997 after finding it in an issue of Bon Appetit magazine.  I made them for all the family get togethers for a few years and then forgot about them as other recipes took center stage.  When I saw that the theme for this month's From our Dinner Table Group was chocolate, I immediately remembered them and knew what I was going to share.

    Once you bake the fudge-like, brownie cake and it cools, you trim the edges so that it is completely flat. This is a good thing because those scraps can become a small version of this trifle.  Two desserts for the effort of one.  Woohooooo.

    When it is trimmed, turn it onto your serving platter and remove the foil.  You will be greeted with this decadent fudgy masterpiece.  Let it continue to cool as you make the ganache.

    Spread the ganache over the cake and top with raspberries.

    Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve and store any leftovers in the refrigerator as well.

    I served these up in large serving the first night following a family dinner.  They were a big hit but I noticed that people were sharing their piece as it was so rich and decadent.  The following day my niece, Stephanie came to visit.  I cut the remaining cake into bite size pieces, each containing one raspberry, and set them out.  Not only did they look adorable but they satisfied the dessert craving without being overwhelming.  They would be perfect served on a dessert buffet in those small bite size pieces.

    Chocolate Fudge Raspberry Bars

    Yield: 12 servings
    Chewy, fudgy and delicious, these bars are topped with a chocolate ganache and then finished with fresh raspberries. It is a decadent and lovely dessert.


    • 16 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
    • 1 1/2 sticks butter, diced
    • 1/3 + 1/4 c. raspberry jam, I used a raspberry mango fromTony's Sweet Eats
    • 1 c. sugar
    • 5 eggs
    • 1/3 c. flour
    • 1 t. baking powder
    • 1/4 c. heavy cream
    • 12 oz. raspberries


    How to cook Chocolate Fudge Raspberry Bars

    1. Line a 9x9x2" baking pan with aluminum foil.  Treat with baking spray and set aside.
    2. Combine 10 oz. of the chocolate chips with the butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Cook and stir until melted and smooth.  Whisk in 1/3 c. of raspberry jam until melted.  Set aside.
    3. Place sugar and eggs in large bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment.  Beat at med high speed for about 6 minutes, until thickened.  Sift the flour and baking powder over the egg mixture. Mix on low until incorporated.  
    4. Pour in the chocolate mixture and, using a rubber spatula, fold into the egg mixture.  Pour into the aluminum foil lined pan and bake in a preheated 350* oven for about 45 minutes, until top of cake is crusty and browned.  Remove from oven, let set for 5 minutes, then press down the raised edges.  Let cool for about 15 minutes.
    5. Invert onto a serving platter, remove foil and trim about 1/2" off each edge of the cake.    Set aside to cool completely.
    6. Stir cream and 1/4 c. raspberry jam together in a saucepan.  Cook over med high heat until it is melted and combined.  Bring to a boil and remove from heat.  Stir in remaining 6 oz. of chocolate chips until melted.  Let stand for a few minutes until cooled but still liquid.  
    7. Pour onto top of cake and spread to edges.  Immediately arrange raspberries over the top of the cake.  Place in refrigerator for at least 10 minutes and up to one day before serving.


    Adapted from Bon Appetit Magazine
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  1. You had me at 'ganache', Wendy. Seriously, I love anything and everything with a poured ganache. Thanks for sharing with the group today.

    1. Raspberry seeds irritate my gums. The recioe looks delicious, but Id substitute another fruit, maybe strawberries or blueberries or maybe even blackberries. Thanks for sharing with us!

    2. Another fruit would be lovely as well Magieperdu.

  2. These look so gooey and decadent! I hope we are getting some raspberries in the CSA box soon. (might have to hit the Farmer's Market instead)

  3. These look so rich and decadent Wendy, I can just imagine how good the raspberries were with it!

  4. Chocolate and raspberries pair so well together. These look amazing!

  5. So rich and decadent....I'm all for this flavor profile!

  6. It could be 12 servings, or 48! I love the bite sized pieces idea. These sound wonderful.

    1. yes, and those small bites are plenty of this decadent bar.

  7. These look like something you would find in a french pastry shop. Beautiful and naturally tasty!

  8. Chocolate and raspberries! What a great combo!

  9. How chocolaty and delicious looking! Those raspberries on top look so good.

  10. Delicious. I love chocolate, I love making desserts with chocolate and berries. My girls love brownies and this is a great recipe to change it up! Thanks for the recipes!

  11. i love chocolate and raspberries together.

  12. These look so delicious! One of my favorite flavor combinations!

  13. Looks easy to make and scrumptious. Will definitely be making soon as I am a raspberry lover!

  14. Raspberry and chocolate, this will be an unforgettable taste!

  15. This looks delicious! Great combination.

  16. I love the idea of incorporating jam into the bars, so many possibilities!

  17. That looks and sounds so amazing! ��

  18. wow, its wonderfull chocolate fudge raspberry bars. Looks yummy and delicious!

  19. Looking good, chocolate & raspberry, yumm

  20. Can't go wrong with chocolate fudge and raspberry! Great combo! YUMMY

  21. Oh my, how did I not see chocolate all wk bc I love all things chocolate and bars! Yum!
    Stay safe and have a awesome week!

    1. Go back and check them all out J...tons of great recipes. Good luck in the raffle.

  22. I need to make this for a friend of mine!

  23. These look so delicious! Especially with the ganache! I can't wait to make these for my family!

  24. My husband loves chocolate and raspberries so this is a winner !

  25. You found my weakness.. Raspberries and chocolate. YUM!

  26. Perfect combination!


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