Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ready for dessert?

Today's post is about the dessert I prepared and served to the adult day care at our church.  The recipe comes from that periodic insert in our daily newspaper - DASH - from a few months ago.  Most of the cooking I do is actually from "scratch."  However, this recipe looked especially interesting to me since it combines two of my favorite flavors - raspberry and chocolate!

Just out of the oven!


1 (19.9-oz) box Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix
1 (3.13-oz) package chocolate pudding mix (I used instant.)
3 eggs
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup raspberry jam (I used seedless.)
1/2 pint fresh raspberries

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, and oil.  Beat well.  Transfer to baking pan.  Drop jam 1 spoonful at a time onto batter.  Swirl using a table knife.
- Bake for 28 minutes or until done.  Cool in pan.  Cut into 24 brownies.  Top with raspberries.

I made a trial recipe using seedless preserves, and the jam definitely is the better choice.  I also was able to cut more than 24 out of the pan.  They have a really good chocolate flavor, and the raspberry jam adds a special flavor.  Since the recipe I was using specified a particular brand, that is the one I used.  All brands are not alike, and as this had been printed with the Duncan Hines brand, I just didn't feel that I needed to experiment with another.

The original pan I made using preserves served us well for dessert over the week-end when we had company, and there were enough extra for me to freeze in order to serve them to my Bridge Club tomorrow!

I still haven't given the recipe for the biscuits.  It was a new one that I had never made before.  That will be coming up next.  Then - on to the recipes for my Fair entries!  It will be a very busy week-end of cooking!  Until next time.....

Thank you so much for reading.  I truly appreciate your comments.


  1. Sounds delicious.... YUM... I'm sure there are NO calories at all... ha ha ha

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yum Nellie, I love chocolate and raspberry together. This looks yummy. If I were fixing desserts. :) I am back on the wagon. A wedding coming in the New Year.
    You always fix such yummy food.

  3. The brownies sound delicious!! I love raspberries too.

  4. Those sound really good- I'll bet everyone loves them- xo Diana

  5. The chocolate and raspberry combination is also one of my favorites! There is a candy that is sometimes sold as a fundraiser that has a raspberry jelly filling inside dark chocolate....OH MY!!! They are just decadent! This sounds like a very simple way to make a yummy dessert, and I'm sure I'll be trying it soon! Thank you, and we'll be happy to see your next recipes, whenever you have time to post them!

  6. Yummy...chocolate and raspberries. What an amazing flavor combination. I'll definitely have to try this sometime.

  7. Wow, you are doing lots of cooking and baking! Because you enjoy it, of course.

    Have fun with your Fair entries!

    Gentle hugs,