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Very Berry Torte Recipe

This dessert tastes amazing! It is incredibly rich and chocolately and the raspberries on top give it the perfect sweetness.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berry dessert, Best brownie recipe, Brownies, Brownies with a twist
Servings: 6
Calories: 775kcal


  • 9 inch round baking pan
  • Saucepan
  • Wax Paper
  • Medium Mixing Bowl (2)


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (milk chocolate chip would be fine)
  • ½ cup butter or margarine (1 stick)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup cocoa powder

Cream Layer

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces cool whip 1 container, (lite is fine if you want to use it)


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Wax paper line and grease 9-inch round baking pan. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat (or you can cheat like I did and just melt it in the microwave). Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add cocoa, blending well. Stir in flour mixture. Spread mixture in prepared pan.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into center comes out slightly sticky. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Invert onto wire rack; remove wax paper. Turn right side up; cool completely.

Cream Layer

  • Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla until smooth. Fold in Cool Whip. Divide evenly and spread over each cake (I actually only used about 3/4 of the cream mixture- you can use as much or as little as you like).
  • Top cream layer with 2 cups of fresh raspberries**. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Refrigerate until serving time.


*Instead of the cream cheese layer, you could use whipped cream: use 1/2 cup whipping cream and 1/4 cup sugar. Beat until sugar dissolves and stiff peaks form. Spread over brownie layer.
**You can also substitute other types of berries. I have made this using strawberries and it was delicious. I have not tried this with frozen berries . . . so if you do use frozen berries, let me know if it works! 🙂


Calories: 775kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 452mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 71g | Vitamin A: 1141IU | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 3mg