Make-Ahead Brownie Delight

Make-Ahead Brownie Delight

Enjoy this delicious brownie served with raspberry sauce – a wonderful dessert that can be made several weeks ahead!

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Brownie Base
box (1 lb 2.3 oz) fudge brownie mix
cup vegetable oil
cup water
cup large chocolate chips or chunks
cups whipping cream
oz cream cheese, softened
cup powdered sugar
cup white vanilla baking chips, melted
package (10 oz) frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed
tablespoons sugar
teaspoon cornstarch
cup fresh raspberries
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 9-inch springform pan. In large bowl, beat brownie mix, oil, water and eggs 50 strokes with spoon. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread batter in pan.
  2. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  3. In large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. In another large bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in melted vanilla baking chips. Fold in 1/3 of whipped cream; fold in remaining whipped cream. Reserve 1 cup mixture for piped edge; spread remaining mixture over brownie. Using decorating bag fitted with star tip (1/4 to 3/8-inch opening), pipe decorative border around edge of brownie, making sure border doesn't touch side of pan. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  4. Meanwhile, in food processor bowl with metal blade or blender container, process raspberries with syrup until smooth. Strain to remove seeds. In small saucepan, mix 3 tablespoons sugar, the cornstarch and raspberry purée. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Cool to room temperature.
  5. About 1 hour before serving, arrange fresh raspberries over filling. Refrigerate until serving time. With sharp knife, loosen dessert from side of pan; remove side of pan. Cut into wedges. Serve with raspberry sauce. Store in refrigerator.
Makes 16 servings
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Cook's Note
If you don't have a springform pan, you can make this dessert in a 12x8-inch pan.
To prevent scorching, melt vanilla chips carefully over low heat. For best results, follow package directions. Adding 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil to the chips before melting may improve the melted mixture.
This dessert can be made several weeks ahead. Prepare the brownie base and filling as directed in the recipe. Top the brownie with filling as directed in recipe and store it, tightly covered, in the freezer. Allow the dessert to thaw completely in the refrigerator. Top with the raspberries and sauce shortly before serving it.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 450
    • (Calories from Fat 230),
  • Total Fat 26g
    • (Saturated Fat 12g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 65mg;
  • Sodium 180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 51g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 39g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 5 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.