Elegant Tuxedo Brownie Torte Recipe for Dessert Lovers

Picture this: it’s a Friday night and you’re craving something decadent, delicious, and chocolatey. You want something that will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you feeling a little bit fancy – like you’re indulging in something truly special.

Well, my friend, have I got the recipe for you. Introducing the Tuxedo Brownie Torte: a rich and luxurious dessert that’s sure to impress even the most discerning of palates.

This isn’t just any old brownie recipe – oh no. This is a dessert that takes things to the next level, combining layers of chocolaty goodness with creamy cheesecake-like filling and bright bursts of raspberry flavor. Think of it as a formal affair for your taste buds – a tuxedo for your sweet tooth, if you will.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply treating yourself to something delicious, the Tuxedo Brownie Torte is sure to hit the spot. So let’s dive into the recipe and get ready to indulge in something truly extraordinary.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Tuxedo Brownie Torte
Tuxedo Brownie Torte

Let me tell you something. If you’re a fan of chocolate desserts, you’re going to fall head over heels in love with this Tuxedo Brownie Torte recipe. The pure indulgence of biting into a dense and moist brownie base, topped with layers of creamy chocolate mousse and velvety white chocolate is the real deal.

The Tuxedo Brownie Torte is the ultimate decadence, perfect for when you want to have a special treat or just because you deserve it. I mean, who doesn’t love a rich and gooey slice of dessert heaven?

One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s versatile in so many ways- whether you’re looking to make something unique for a special occasion or even for an elegant dinner party, this Tuxedo Brownie Torte hits all the right notes.

And let’s not forget about how easy it is to make! With just a few simple ingredients and some hands-on time in the kitchen, you can create an impressive and show-stopping dessert that will leave your guests begging for more.

So whether you’re planning a party or just want to satisfy your sweet tooth without spending hours in the kitchen, trust me when I say that you’ll love this scrumptious Tuxedo Brownie Torte recipe. Your taste buds won’t know what hit them!

Ingredient List

 Behold the masterpiece of chocolatey goodness - the Tuxedo Brownie Torte!
Behold the masterpiece of chocolatey goodness – the Tuxedo Brownie Torte!

Let’s talk about the key ingredients in this Tuxedo Brownie Torte recipe.

Here’s what you need:

For the Brownie Layer:

  • 1 (19 1/2 ounce) package fudge brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • plus ingredients to make brownie mix according to package directions

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen raspberries in light syrup, thawed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

For the Chocolate Mousse Topping:

  • 5.5 ounces of white chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of white Creme de Cacao
  • a handful of fresh or frozen raspberries.
  • a few sprigs of fresh mint leaves for garnish.

These ingredients create the perfect combination of flavors that make this dessert unique and delicious. Keep in mind that it’s important to follow the measurements and preparation steps closely to ensure a great result.

The Recipe How-To

 Can you see the beautiful layers? It's pure artistry.
Can you see the beautiful layers? It’s pure artistry.

What You Need:

  • Brownie Mix (1 19.5-Ounce package of fudge brownie mix plus ingredients to make cake-like brownies)
  • Cream Cheese
  • Cornstarch
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Frozen Raspberries in light syrup
  • White Creme de Cacao
  • Fresh Raspberries and Mint Leaves for Garnish
  • Powdered Sugar (for Sprinkling)

How to Prepare it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Prepare the brownie mix according to the instructions on the package adding 1/4 cup water, 2 eggs, and mixing until it is a cake batter consistency.
  3. Pour the mixture into the pan and smooth it out with a spatula. Bake for about 30 minutes or until set.
  4. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup of frozen raspberries in light syrup, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and 1/4 cup of sugar. Stir constantly until the mixture thickens.
  5. Remove from heat and let it cool for about 5 minutes before adding 2 tablespoons of white Creme de Cacao and stirring thoroughly.
  6. Pour over the brownie base, spreading evenly with a spatula.
  7. In a mixing bowl combine softened cream cheese (5 oz package), remaining sugar (1/3 cup), cornstarch (1 tablespoon), vanilla extract (1 teaspoon) and eggs(2).
  8. Beat until smooth with an electric mixer.
  9. Gently pour filling over raspberry layer.
  10. Bake for an additional 40-45 min at 350°F until the cheesecake filling has set up.
  11. Let cool on wire rack for about an hour then refrigerate for at least two hours before serving cold and dusting powdered sugar on top.
  12. Serve with fresh raspberries and mint leaves as garnish.

Enjoy this tuxedo brownie torte recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

 This dessert is not for the faint of heart. Are you ready to delve into chocolaty heaven?
This dessert is not for the faint of heart. Are you ready to delve into chocolaty heaven?

Now, let’s talk about some possible substitutions and variations for this Tuxedo Brownie Torte recipe. There are a few simple tweaks you can make to customize this dessert to your liking.

If you want to add a little bit of extra zing to your torte, try throwing in some fresh or frozen raspberries. You could also experiment with other fruit additions such as blueberries or strawberries. The added tanginess will complement the sweetness of the chocolate and create an even more delicious dessert. Alternatively, if you’re not a fan of fruit, you could try spicing up your torte with some chopped nuts such as pecans, walnuts, or almonds.

For those who want to lighten things up but still enjoy a decadent dessert, consider using light cream cheese or a low-calorie brownie mix. Additionally, if you’re looking for a gluten-free option, you can swap out the regular brownie mix for a gluten-free version or use almond flour instead.

If you don’t have Creme de Cacao on hand or don’t want to include alcohol in your recipe, simply omit it altogether or substitute it with another liqueur such as coffee liqueur or amaretto. Furthermore, if you have leftover brownies that aren’t up to par, chop them up and turn them into brownie cups instead of making the entire torte. You can also get creative with the presentation by baking mini muffin tin brownies or using Pampered Chef Brownie Cups.

Lastly, for those who want to further indulge their sweet tooth, try adding other chocolatey treats like Hershey’s Hugs to your Tuxedo Brownie Torte. The possibilities are endless so don’t be afraid to stray from the recipes and experiment with your own version of this luscious dessert!

Serving and Pairing

 A perfect Torte for a party, potluck or just some good old-fashioned indulgence.
A perfect Torte for a party, potluck or just some good old-fashioned indulgence.

Are you wondering what to serve with your luscious Tuxedo Brownie Torte? I’ve got you covered!

First things first, let’s talk about serving this masterpiece. I suggest slicing it into thinner portions, as it’s quite a rich and indulgent dessert. However, if you have guests who are true chocoholics and can’t get enough of this deliciousness, feel free to trim larger slices for them. You could also present it whole on a cake stand or platter, garnished with a few fresh raspberries and mint leaves for an elegant touch.

When it comes to pairing, the possibilities are endless. If you’re a coffee lover like me, grab a cup of freshly brewed coffee or espresso to cut through the sweetness of the brownie torte. Alternatively, a glass of red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot would pair perfectly with the chocolate flavors.

If you prefer non-alcoholic beverages or want to offer options for everyone, try serving a tall glass of milk or a fruity iced tea with your Tuxedo Brownie Torte. The coolness of the drink will contrast beautifully with the warmth of the brownie.

For an extra special treat, top individual servings of the torte with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. This adds another layer of flavor and texture that will take your taste buds to heaven.

Overall, there is no “right” way to serve or pair your Tuxedo Brownie Torte – it all depends on your personal preferences and tastes. Get creative and experiment with different beverages and toppings until you find your perfect combination!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The rich aroma of chocolate awaits you. Get ready for a culinary adventure!
The rich aroma of chocolate awaits you. Get ready for a culinary adventure!

Do you want to save yourself from stressing out over perfecting your dessert right before serving it? Our Tuxedo Brownie Torte can be made ahead of time and stored for later. This is the ultimate guide on how to make-ahead, store, and reheat it if needed.

To make-ahead, wrap your Tuxedo Brownie Torte tightly in plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge for up to three days. You can also freeze it for up to a month by tightly wrapping it with aluminum foil before putting it in the freezer. Make sure to thaw it overnight in the fridge before reheating or serving.

For reheating, preheat your oven to 300°F (149°C) and place the wrapped torte in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, for a speedier option, zap individual servings into the microwave. However, be cautious not to cook or heat it for too long as this will affect its texture.

When stored well, our Tuxedo Brownie Torte will retain its freshness and flavor even after days of storage. Just remember that when reheated or served, top it off with fresh raspberries and mint leaves for that perfect pop of color and freshness. Enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Don't you just love the contrast between the vanilla creme de la creme and the deep
Don’t you just love the contrast between the vanilla creme de la creme and the deep

Now that you are ready to make the tuxedo brownie torte recipe, let me give you some tips to ensure perfect results. This recipe can be a bit challenging, but with a little bit of patience and skill, you can definitely impress your friends and family.

First of all, make sure to follow the directions very carefully when preparing the brownie components of this dessert. The tuxedo brownies require a bit more attention than regular brownies since they are made from a mix of dark chocolate and white chocolate brownie mix. Be sure to prepare the brownie mixes separately and swirl them together lightly before baking for a marbled effect.

When it comes to the filling, be mindful not to overmix the cream cheese while adding the sugar and eggs to it. Overmixing can lead to the cheesecake filling cracking on top or sinking in the middle upon cooling.

Another tip is to use high-quality ingredients like fresh raspberries, mint leaves, and white Creme de Cacao for best results. The fresh raspberries will provide an additional juicy texture in contrast to the creamy filling while adding lovely color tones to the cake.

Don’t worry if you don’t have all of these ingredients; there are plenty of substitutions and variations available that can still yield great results. For example, instead of white Creme de Cacao, you could use any other sweet liqueur that pairs well with chocolate.

Be sure also to allow enough time for the cake layers to cool before assembling them together. This prevents any unnecessary sticking or sliding of layers while layering frosting or ganache on top.

Finally, be creative with your presentation! You can add fresh raspberries, mint leaves or even chocolate shavings on top of your tuxedo brownie torte for added visual appeal.

With these tips in mind, I’m confident that you will make an unforgettable tuxedo brownie torte that is sure to please any crowd!

Bottom Line


So there you have it, the recipe for a Tuxedo Brownie Torte that is guaranteed to make your taste buds dance with joy. With its rich chocolatey flavor and delectable raspberry filling, this torte is the perfect addition to any dessert table.

Whether you’re whipping up a batch for a special occasion or just want to treat yourself, this recipe is sure to impress. And with the variety of substitutions and variations available, you can customize it to your liking and make it your own.

So what are you waiting for? Get into the kitchen and start baking! I assure you – this tantalizing dessert will not disappoint. Just be prepared for the compliments and requests for the recipe that are sure to follow.

Remember, nothing brings people together quite like a scrumptious dessert. The Tuxedo Brownie Torte is an excellent choice for any gathering, special event or simply a sweet night in with loved ones.

Consider bookmarking this recipe or saving it in your archives because trust me, once you experience this incredibly indulgent treat, you’ll want to revisit it time and again.

Happy baking!

Tuxedo Brownie Torte

Tuxedo Brownie Torte Recipe

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 4 Hours, Berries, Dessert, For Large Groups, Fruit, Oven, Raspberries, Refrigerator, Sweet
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Calories: 419.5kcal



  • 1 (19 1/2 ounce) package fudge brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs


  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen raspberries in light syrup, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries or 1 cup frozen raspberries, without syrup, thawed, drained on paper towel, serving 3 for garnish


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white Creme de Cacao, if desired
  • 1 cup white vanilla chip, melted
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped


  • 1 tablespoon grated semisweet chocolate
  • 3 whole fresh raspberries, if desired or
  • 3 whole frozen raspberries, if desired
  • 3 mint leaves, if desired


  • Heat oven to 350. Grease bottom and sides of 9 or 10 inch springform pan. In large bowl, combine all brownie ingredients. Beat 50 strokes by hand. Spread batter in greased pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until center is set. Cool 30 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Cool completely.
  • Place thawed raspberries in syrup in blender container or food processor bowl with metal blade. Cover; blend or process until pureed. Stain to remove seeds. In small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually add raspberry puree; mix well. Bring to a boil; cook until mixture is clear, stirring constantly. Cool 5 minutes. Spread over brownie layer to within 1/2 inch of edges. Arrange 1 cup of fresh raspberries evenly over raspberry mixture; refrigerate.
  • In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and creme de cacao; beat until smooth. Add melted vanilla chips; beat until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Cover; refrigerate 45 minutes.
  • Stir topping mixture until smooth. Spread 1 1/2 cups of the topping over raspberries. Pipe or spoon on remaining topping.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm. Sprinkle grated chocolate in 1 inch border around outside edge of torte. Garnish center with 3 whole raspberries and 3 mint leaves. Store in refrigerator.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 121g | Calories: 419.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 43.7g | Protein: 4.7g | Fat: 25.8g | Saturated Fat: 10.9g | Cholesterol: 63.9mg | Sodium: 167.3mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 31g

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