• 150g butter
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 3 eggs
  • 1¼ cups caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • 425g can Wattie's Boysenberries in Syrup, drained
  • Icing sugar or cocoa for dusting
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (conventional bake). Grease and line the base and sides of a 22 cm square cake tin with baking paper.
  2. Put the butter and cocoa into a small saucepan. Over low heat, melt the butter and cocoa and stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric beater, beat the eggs, caster sugar and vanilla extract until thick and creamy. Fold in the cooled chocolate mixture, chopped chocolate and self-raising flour.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin. Place the drained Wattie’s Boysenberries over the top, letting them sink into the cake mixture.
  5. Bake for 30–40 minutes or until the surface of the brownie springs back when lightly pressed with your finger. Allow to cool in the tin.
  6. Cut into pieces and dust with icing sugar or cocoa before serving.

Swap it out

  • Replace dark chocolate with milk chocolate if wished.

Made With

Boysenberries in Syrup

New Zealand-grown juicy boysenberries bring you the sweet sun–ripened taste of summer all year round.

Rate and Review

47 Ratings

Reviews (47)

Neena Raniga's Review | Rating

can you please let me know if this can be used using an egg replacer?

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Neena, thank you for your enquiry. We are unsure whether an egg replacer can be used, however you can definitely try it but we couldn't guarantee that it would work :)

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Val Davis's Review | Rating

This recipe has been around for a while... the only difference is that the recipe I have uses the boysenberry juice as a sauce over the brownies. Very nice and so easy to make.

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lynne kerr's Review | Rating

very very delicious. Would like to know, for a change, could i replace the boysenberries with white chocolate buttons??

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Lynne, thank you for your enquiry. Yes you definitely can use chocolate buttons. You would need to add the chocolate buttons when the chocolate was stirred into the mixture :)

Serha Braund's Review | Rating

Delicious with vanilla ice cream :) Easy to make.

Jenny Bacher's Review | Rating

made this in weekend and was delicious ! i used a tin of Raspberries instead of Boyensberries as my husband doesn't like boysenberries and worked just as well though they didn't sink into the cake really but still tasted very nice - also used dark chocolate buttons - cut them up roughly.

Alaine Bright's Review | Rating

I used gluten free flour and the recipe still worked out very well, kept moist even after a couple of days

sharon hatherill's Review | Rating

Very yummy!

Lesley's Review | Rating

This is sooooooo yummy & very easy to make

samantha's Review | Rating

Wow made today this is just Devine best brownie I have ever had yum yum yum thanks :)

Cath's Review | Rating

I have made this recipe three times now. It is absolutely delicious and so easy. Everyone asks me for the recipe! It is gorgeous served with thick Greek yogurt too =)

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robin's Review | Rating

Took Cath's advice re:greek yoghurt. This brownie is seriously delicious

Kay's Review | Rating

Wow. Boysenberries are my favourite fruit so I made this last night and it is absolutely delicious. I put my entry in this morning. Question: How long would you recommend this would keep for. As I say I made it Wednesday night and a wonder whether it will still be all right on Saturday night?

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Thanks for the great feedback Kay!

For the brownie, we would recommend keeping them chilled for 2 to 3 days at maximum :)

Hope this helps!
The Food in a Minute team

Kay's Review | Rating

Whoops my review was supposed to be 5 big stars not 3 - sorry

becks's Review | Rating

my family loved this it is easy and yumm

Chrissy's Review | Rating

Everyone loved this recipe. There was none left

Tracey's Review | Rating

This recipe produced a delicious and rich brownie, very gooey though, so definitely best as a dessert served with icecream!

Danielle's Review | Rating

So decadent! I add a tin of highlander caramel. Put half the brownie mix in the tin swirl the caramel on top. Add the rest of the brownie mix on top and then addd the boysenberry. Totally amazing!!

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Josie McIver's Review | Rating

This is delicious, and won't last long when you share it with friends.

Jayne's Review | Rating

This is as good as any brownie can get.Moist and delicious.

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Anita's Review | Rating

absolutely devine recipe - served it with thickened cream YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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Judy's Review | Rating

OMG! This dessert is heaven on a plate! The recipe is so easy to follow and the end result was delicious. Definitely no leftovers!

Aimee's Review | Rating

Went down a treat when I made these and better yet we had fresh berries in the freezer from summer picking.

Linda's Review | Rating

My kids love this brownie and we make it often. Fail safe recipe (tried substituting cherries but wasn’t a hit)!

Donna's Review | Rating

So tasty, will be making again very soon

Nicole's Review | Rating

Healthy and indulgent the berries cut through the chocolate brownie so it’s not too rich and lovely and moist. Lovely subbing the boysenberries for tinned warriors black cherries or black Dorris plums too

Karen's Review | Rating

Easy to make & delicious

Maggie's Review | Rating

Easy and delicious - was eaten pretty quick too!

Ruby's Review | Rating

Yummy! Thanks!

Alex's Review | Rating

Honestly, a must for dessert when you have friends or family over for dinner. The only thing I would recommend is separating the juice drain from the berries by draining it into a small pot using a sieve. Then, heat the berry liquid on a stove and drizzle it over the brownies hot or cold with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. Heavenly!

Kushla's Review | Rating

I make this all the time! Its so delicious! A hit every time with friends and family.

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Janet's Review | Rating

I've always been a fan of chocolate and berries so I was excited to try this recipe. The recipe is easy to follow which I liked because it's not complicated. The end product was nice enough although I think the next time I will spread the berries more evenly.

Kayla's Review | Rating

Something that is super easy and generally quick to make. We mix it up sometimes and add white or milk chocolate aswell. A tip I learnt was to freeze the berries before hand. It helps the brownie set a little bit nicer around the berries if your intending to use it for the likes of a ‘bake sale’.

Helen's Review | Rating

New family favourite!

Tui's Review | Rating

This is one of my most favourite recipes on your site. It is so easy to make and is always a hit with my friends and family I serve it when I have visitors but I also find it perfect to take with me to pot luck dinners, perfect as a dessert with a little cream.

Sarah's Review | Rating

Loved this! I just used frozen berries. Served it warm with ice cream and more berries and chocolate sauce. It was gone in no time!

Rebecca's Review | Rating

i felt the boysenberries made the cake to sticky but the brownie recipe was great so will be using that again and just dusting with icing sugar when cooked